Media Advisory

20 November 2012

Deputy Minister Fransman to deliver Public Lecture on BRICS at the University of Stellenbosch

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman, will deliver a public lecture at the University of Stellenbosch as part of the build-up towards the 5th BRICS Summit which South Africa will host in March 2013 in Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province.  The theme of the lecture is entitled: “South Africa: A Strong African Brick within BRICS”.

BRICS is an acronym for the grouping of the world’s leading emerging market economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS mechanism aims to promote development cooperation, security, peace and establishing a more equitable and fair world.

South Africa became a member of the BRICS in December 2010.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Time: 09h30 for 10h00

Venue: University of Stellenbosch, JANNASH HALL, Konservatorium, Corner Victoria and Neethling Streets, Stellenbosch

RSVP: Laoura Lazouras, 083 564 2024 /<> and Takalani Sithi, 078 252 3722 /<>

ENQUIRIES: Mr Nelson Kgwete on +27 76 431 3078


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