Media Advisory

22 February 2013

BRICS Inter-Ministerial Committee Member, Minister Hanekom, to address roadshow in Gauteng

As part of the build-up towards South Africa’s hosting of the BRICS Summit in March 2013, the Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Derek Hanekom, who also serves as a member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on BRICS, will address Gauteng’s BRICS roadshow.

The purpose of the roadshow is to raise awareness around the importance of South Africa’s membership of the BRICS 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.


Date: Saturday, 23 February 2013

Time: 11h00-13h00

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

All media are invited. For more information on the BRICS, please visit the official Summit website at

RSVP: Curtis Singo, / 072 625 7060

Enq: Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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