Media Advisory

22 August 2018

Minister Lindiwe Zulu to deliver a keynote address at a conference on "BRICS and African Development: Development Finance a Catalyst for the BRICS Economic Partnerships in Africa

The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will tomorrow, 23 August 2018, deliver a keynote address at the opening of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Conference on Development Finance, which will be hosted by the BRICS Research Centre of the Human Sciences Research Council and the Nelson Mandela University.

The conference is held in partnership with the Department of International Relations and Corporations and will take place from 23 to 24 August 2018 at the Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth. The event forms part of the calendar of events for South Africa's Chairship of BRICS in 2018.

The theme of the conference is: "BRICS and African Development: Development Finance a Catalyst for the BRICS Economic Partnership in Africa".

The conference will focus specifically on the importance of development finance institutions such as the Africa Regional Centre of the New Development Bank for BRICS economic partnerships in Africa.

Enquiries: Mr Cornelius Monama on 060 960 3158 or


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