SAIIA Podcast Episode 6: The head of SAIIA’s Economic Diplomacy Programme Catherine Grant chats to Talk Radio 702’s Redi Tlhabi about South Africa’s position in the BRICS group of emerging economies

On 4 April 2012: In March 2012, South Africa attended its second summit as a member of the exclusive group of emerging economies known as BRICS. While it’s Africa’s biggest economy, many wonder what makes South Africa eligible to join Brazil, Russia, India and China as a member of this influential club of developing markets.

The head of SAIIA’s Economic Diplomacy Programme Catherine Grant speaks to Talk Radio 702’s Redi Tlhabi about what South Africa’s brings to the BRICS grouping and whether there are other economies with much more to offer. SAIIA would like to thanks Talk Radio 702 ( for making this podcast available.

[Duration: 26min 16sec]  Download & Listen

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Perspectives on the BRICS: Lessons for South Africa by Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
South Africa and BRICs: A Crisis of Identity in Foreign Relations by Mills Soko and Mzukisi Qobo
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3 Apr 2012

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