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01 November 2013

SA urged to put Africa agenda first

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)