South Africa's Growth and Development: Implications for Regional and International Engagement
This year South Africa hosted the fifth BRICS summit. While its economy may not compare in size to the original BRIC countries, its membership illustrates the increasing role played by South Africa in South-South relations. Yet the national economy is still blighted by structural inequality and poor labour relations.
Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, will discuss South Africa's National Development Plan and efforts to overcome outstanding challenges and maintain South Africa's position as sub-Saharan Africa's largest economy. He will discuss the role of South Africa in enhancing regional development and the importance of developing stronger links with emerging economies globally.