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Financial performance of Eastern Cape Government hails a new era of responsive leadership.

Article contributed by Azania Matiwane and Bonakele Ncemane. The Auditor General (AG) has recently released a report on the audits of the Eastern Cape (EC) province. These reports follow the Public Finance Management Act ( PFMA) which is a prudence tool for management of financial affairs and governance of the public sector. The AG report […]

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BRICS: Six new countries join the bloc

The much-anticipated expansion of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) bloc has gained momentum with the current members having collectively decided to extend invitations to six countries to become full members, effective from January 2024. “As the five BRICS countries, we have reached agreement on the guiding principles, standards, criteria and procedures […]

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BRICS Summit: Accelerating and Facilitating Trade

The 15th BRICS Summit, held in South Africa on 23-24 August 2023, was a timely opportunity for the bloc to discuss ways to accelerate and facilitate trade among its member countries. The summit’s theme, “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development and Inclusive Multilateralism,” reflected the bloc’s commitment to working with Africa […]

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CHINA in favour of BRICS expansion at XV BRICS Summit

The BRICS Summit currently taking place in South Africa will usher new steps towards expanding the membership of BRICS countries, says Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Chen Xiaodong. Chinese President Xi Jinping is attending the 15th BRICS Summit, with counterparts from BRICS countries. The BRICS grouping of major emerging economies – Brazil, India, China, South […]