21 January 2013
First BRICS roadshow takes place in Polokwane, Limpopo Province
As part of the build-up towards South Africa’s hosting of the BRICS Summit in March 2013, Government is hosting a series of roadshows in all nine provinces. The purpose of the roadshows is to raise awareness around the importance of South Africa’s membership of the BRICS bloc and the benefits thereof.
BRICS is an acronym for the powerful grouping of the world’s leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS mechanism aims to achieve peace, security, development and cooperation.
The first roadshow is scheduled as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Venue: Jack Botes Hall, cnr Kerk and Bodenstein streets, Polokwane
All media are invited. For more information on the BRICS, please visit the official Summit website at www.brics5.co.za.
RSVP: Curtis Singo, Singoc@dirco.gov.za / 072 625 7060
Enq: Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road