Among other things, the declaration seeks to support the co-ordinating process for the BRICS Network University, as well as reaffirm the commitment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal Four, which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
The theme is: ‘BRICS in Africa: collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’
GEGAfrica Discussion Paper, July 2018
GEGAfrica Policy Briefing, July 2018
The summit reaffirmed the importance of the regional integration agenda that promotes economic integration, industrialisation and economic diversification of the SACU economies. The sixth Summit of the Heads of State or Government of the union was held on 29 June 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana.
South Africa has signed the African Free Trade Area agreement with the African Union, which will pave the way for the country to benefit from inter-regional trade on the continent. “South Africa remains committed to a co-ordinated strategy to boost intra-Africa trade and to build an integrated market in Africa that will see a market of more than one billion people and approximately $3.3-trillion in GDP,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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