The 10th BRICS summit is officially underway in Sandton, Johannesburg.
President Cyril Ramaphosa opened the event on Wednesday calling for an increase in trade between the five nations.
Karima Brown spoke to Head of Strategy at Business Leadership South Africa, Sizwe Mbele to get his take on the summit and what may need to be achieved to attain economic growth in SA.
Speaking on a series of agreements signed between private sector businesses, state owned entities and China's industrial bank this week, Mbele says these should be transparent.
Business Leadership South Africa supports the drive in the economic growth which is inclusive and transformative in nature and creates jobs. Transparency, inclusiveness, prosperity for all should be centerpiece of what these deals entail.— Sizwe Mbele, Head of Strategy at Business Leadership South Africa
Business Leadership South Africa has always emphasized the fact that we need to strengthen the key state institutions to ensure that these kind of deals, people have visibility on them and therefore there are no mishaps we have observed in the past nine years.— Sizwe Mbele, Head of Strategy at Business Leadership South Africa
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