The BRICS-bloc in the New Digital Age: Using research into STI to prepare a bright future for 4 billion people

The BRICS-bloc in the New Digital Age: Using research into STI to prepare a bright future for 4 billion people

In the New Digital Age – where science, technology, innovation (STI) will differentiate leaders from followers, forward-thinkers from the reactionary, and future-fit economies from those begging for crumbs (read: aid packages) – there will be no second-place medals. Nations that do not prepare for tomorrow, right now, will be left way behind while others progress…

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The BRICS countries bank on technology to build a new future!

The BRICS countries bank on technology to build a new future!

Technology will drive the future, and the BRICS countries are enthusiastically positioning themselves to become the leaders when tomorrow finally arrives! This move is no surprise considering the unprecedented transformation China has achieved, lifting over 800 million people out of poverty in one single generation, thanks to careful planning and a measured application of science,…

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Using Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) to further cement ties among BRICS countries

Using Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) to further cement ties among BRICS countries

The Fourth Industrial Revolution hinges on Science, Technology, and Innovation to disrupt every sector; it is upon us and is brazenly redefining every facet of life. Expectedly, world leaders – in business and government – are not lost on the impending change that is about to sweep through the planet, hence the desire for further…

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Brazil is synonymous with opportunities, and African businesses should cash in

Brazil is synonymous with opportunities, and African businesses should cash in!

Brazil is a beehive of business opportunities; a country that is as much an investor’s dream as it is a huge market to sell products to too. With over 200 million people, much of which are well educated and financially empowered, the rich culture and diverse peoples of this Amazonian country await your big idea.…

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BRICS Institute delegates in China

China Executive Leadership Programme delegates share experiences

As China celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic in Beijing, Africa and Africans have a lot to celebrate too. This milestone further accentuates the relationship between Africa and China, a mutually beneficial bond that goes back to 1968 when the 1800km rail network was constructed between Dar es Salaam and…

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BRICS-powered CELP delegates set to fly off to China

BRICS-powered CELP delegates set to fly off to China

Many months of careful planning and networking is culminating in the first-ever BRICS Institute Executive Leadership trip. The China Executive Leadership Programme is the first in the series of continuous engagements and networking with state-owned enterprises and business concerns operating in a wide range of industries in the BRICS countries. Before the departure to China…

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Africa Unite

The AfCFTA is a powerful tool for fostering African unity

1.2 billion inhabitants, well over US$2.1 billion in GDP, 55 countries, one people; that is the story of Africa; the kind of stories that make the continent too attractive to ignore! Although the continent has had its fair share of many inter-tribal wars and communal strife (like every other part of the world has also…

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US-China Trade War: An opportunity for SA farmers to go global

US-China Trade War: An opportunity for South Africa’s farmers to go global

As President Trump ramps up his trade war with China and the latter reciprocates in kind, new opportunities start opening up for other countries and business owners interested in filling the space the altercation is creating. The US-China trade war is escalating by the day; the recent being fresh tariffs the US has imposed on…

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