Media Statement by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the 10th BRICS Summit, BRICS Media Centre, Sandton Convention Centre, Monday, 23 July 2018

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen of the media

The South African Government is privileged to be hosting the 10th BRICS Summit, starting on 25 July and ending on 27 July 2018. As you may be aware, South Africa, in its role as Chair of BRICS for the calendar year 2018, has chosen the theme: “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

The dates of the Summit are segmented as follows:

  • BRICS Business Forum – Wednesday, 25 July 2018;

  • BRICS Leaders’ meeting and Retreat – Thursday, 26 July 2018; and

  • BRICS-Africa Outreach and BRICS-Plus Initiative – Friday, 27 July 2018

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on BRICS, set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa, has been meeting ahead of the Summit, and concluded its last meeting today. The IMC is pleased with the level of preparation that has gone into the event. Many of our international guests are already in the country and h