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BRICS summit in August to be held in Johannesburg – announces Pandor



BRICS Summit will be held in Johannesburg

International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor has confirmed that the 15th BRICS Summit will be held in Johannesburg, dispelling rumours of a potential relocation to a non-signatory country of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Eyewitness News reports that as the precursor meeting of foreign affairs ministers convenes in Cape Town, attention has shifted to how Russian President Vladimir Putin will be received if he attends the summit. However, Minister Pandor emphasised that the focus of the gathering is to provide leadership in a world marked by geopolitical tensions and escalating security concerns.

“Our vision of BRICS reflects South Africa’s principled stance of advancing in partnership with others,” stated Pandor, underlining the importance of moving forward alongside the African continent and the global south with a commitment to inclusivity and leaving no one behind.

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In addition to fostering collaboration with the G20 bloc, the meeting aims to explore avenues for strengthening and transforming global governance systems. The discussions will also explore strategies for reducing risks associated with BRICS institutions in the current financial landscape while striving for fairness within global systems and working towards a world with reduced poverty, inequality and a stronger focus on development.


With Minister Pandor’s affirmation of Johannesburg as the host city for the upcoming BRICS Summit, anticipation builds for a vital gathering that seeks to shape the future of global cooperation and tackle pressing global challenges.

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