SA urged to put Africa agenda first

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 1 November 2013

South Africa’s leveraging of its position within the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) economic grouping required a continental approach – placing the development of Africa ahead of its national agenda, The Thinker editor Dr Essop Pahad said on Friday.

“That may mean [that] we, as a country, must take positions that businesses and people might not find palatable,” he said, emphasising the need to get out of a national sovereignty mindset.

This emerged at the launch of the Africa Institute of South Africa’s new book, ‘Laying the BRICS of a New Global Order: From Yekaterinburg 2009 to eThekwini 2013’, authored by Human Sciences Research Council professor Narnia Bohler-Muller and Institute for Global Dialogue senior research fellow Francis Kornegay.

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Source: Engineering News