0149 GMT October 15, 2019
That’s according to David Makhura, the premier of South Africa’s northern Province Gauteng, who was speaking at the BRICS Business Council midterm meeting in Johannesburg, according to rt.com.
“BRICS is about the future of the global economy,” he said, as quoted by the Creamer Media. Makhura said that the bloc could help to reshape the world’s economy.
“We can never underestimate what we can do together. There is huge opportunity if our businesses work together,” the politician said, adding that trade between BRICS countries had grown steadily.
According to Makhura, the bloc is “also a platform for advocating for the whole of Africa,” which remains a “continent of the future with its youthful population.”
He said that “there is no doubt the BRICS economies can play a key role in catalyzing Africa’s industrialization and development.”
The BRICS group of five countries represents more than 40 percent of the world’s population. According to IMF estimates, member states are responsible for more than half of the global economic growth of the last 10 years.