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Vol 54 No 5

Published 1st March 2013

South Africa

BRICS tug-of-war

At its Mangaung conference in December, the African National Congress resolved to put economic diplomacy at the heart of the South Africa’s foreign policy. Now a bitter battle is raging in the National Treasury, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) over policy towards the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). countries. The fight among the three key departments has delayed the delivery of an integrated BRICS strategy, we hear.

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