Author profile: Siphamandla Zondi

Siphamandla Zondi

Dr Siphamandla Zondi is the director of Institute for Global Dialogue and an honorary professor of politics and development studies at the University of South Africa. He graduated with MPhil in African History and DPhil in African Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. He serves on Boards of the Africa Institute, the Archie Mafeje Institute at UNISA, the Action Aid –South Africa and in 2011 he was the chair of the AU Technical Committee of Experts on Sudan.

Should the BRICS Admit Egypt?

Should the BRICS Admit Egypt?

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.

Africanising the BRICS Agenda: Indications from Durban

Africanising the BRICS Agenda: Indications from Durban

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 BRICS Bank and the Global South

The BRICS Bank and the Global South

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.

South Africa and the BRICS: An Ingrained Ambiguity

South Africa and the BRICS: An Ingrained Ambiguity

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.

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