The BRICS should be considering how to deepen their global agenda, or how to expand by including new states, like Egypt, which can enhance their power and legitimacy in the global south.
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Hoping to mould Africa and the south as the new geopolitical centre, South Africa has attempted to sell the next BRICS Summit as an African summit.
The idea of a BRICS development bank is now a huge bone of contention in South Africa, but the idea is pregnant with many positive possibilities provided it focuses on South-led global development.
In the inaugural post of “Throwing BRICS,” Siphamandla Zondi argues that South Africa’s dual identity is an ingrained ambiguity ensuring that the BRICS will remain a major priority in its foreign policy.