A BRICS delegation will next week visit agricultural programmes in South Africa and engage students at the Elsenburg agricultural college in Stellenbosch.
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana and the Western Cape MEC for Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, will host the delegation who will also visit a farm.
South Africa assumed the rotational chairpersonship of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) from 1 January to 31 December 2018.
This year, South Africa will host the 10th BRICS Summit to take place in Johannesburg in July.
The 2018 Summit will be a milestone for BRICS cooperation, as it represents a decade of BRICS cooperation at the highest diplomatic level.
The summit will be held under the theme: “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”.
The theme is reflective of the core priorities of each one of the BRICS members, notably to strive towards the creation of an inclusive society and global partnerships that will bring prosperity to all humankind.
The theme is intended to align and ensure strategic continuity with the approved themes for South Africa’s Chairship of both the South African Development Community (SADC) and the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).