BRICS Video Voices: New Insights on BRICS trade agenda


In a new series of video interviews, a special panel of experts present fresh insights into the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and their relationship with Africa.

The latest interview is with Brendan Vickers from the Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa, on the BRICS trade agenda, above. Since South Africa’s accession to the BRICS group of emerging powers in 2011, there has been sustained interest in South Africa’s role in the grouping. Given that South Africa will be hosting the BRICS Summit in March 2013, this attention will only increase throughout the coming year. To provide insights into South Africa’s position in the BRICS, and its relations with the other member states, SAIIA and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria have produced a series of video interviews with leading experts. This initiative forms part of the Global Economic Governance project.

The video series includes (click on any interview to view it):

Other BRICS resources available from SAIIA include:

Click here to access the 5th BRICS Summit Declaration.

Video © Riona Judge McCormack, Chevon Erasmus Porter/SAIIA