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BRICS ‘can re-shape Africa funding’

The BRICS grouping can help forge a new funding model for Africa in which projects spanning a number of countries are favoured for finance, President President Jacob Zuma told a gathering of BRICS and African leaders in Durban on Wednesday.

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Revenue from beneficiation

Beneficiation is a more effective way of building revenue than raising taxation, and BRICS countries should develop their own industries instead of simply handing over their wealth, industry leaders told delegates to the fifth BRICS summit under way in Durban.
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Establishment of a BRICS Development Bank and BRICS Business Council welcomed

Johannesburg, Wednesday 27 March 2013 - The 5th BRICS Summit taking place in Durban South Africa, themed “ BRICS and AFRICA: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation” today announced the establishment of a BRICS Development Bank and the BRICS Business Council. Brand South Africa welcomes the announcement as a significant step that will allow for the further deepening of relations among BRICS members.

Motsepe to head BRICS Business Council

South African businessman Patrice Motsepe has been named chairman of the newly formed BRICS Business Council, a platform for strengthening ties between the business communities of the five BRICS member countries.

South Africa, Russia sign satellite pact

The South African National Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space Agency have signed an agreement that will see the RadioAstron satellite mission collaborating with radio astronomy facilities in Africa, including the planned Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Beneficiation ‘an opportunity for BRICS’

Beneficiation is a more effective way of building revenue than raising taxation, and BRICS countries should develop their own industries instead of simply handing over their wealth, industry leaders said at the fifth BRICS summit in Durban on Tuesday.

SA, China move closer to refinery deal

South African state oil company PetroSA and China's Sinopec Group took another step towards creating Africa's largest oil refinery after the two firms signed an agreement in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Bank ‘key to intra-BRICS investment’

The planned BRICS development bank will be crucial to fuel development, trade and investment among BRICS and other developing countries, Business Unity South Africa president Jabu Mabuza told the BRICS Business Forum in Durban on Tuesday.

BRICS Summit: all eyes on Durban

All eyes will be on Durban on Tuesday as the 5th BRICS Summit gets under way. More than 5 000 delegates are expected to attend the summit, which observers say will give South Africa the opportunity to seal its position within the grouping.