SA Brics Business Council appointed
Publish date: 11 March 2019
Issue Number: 814
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Trade & Industry Minister Rob Davies has announced the newly-appointed SA Brics Business Council which is set to promote and strengthen trade and investment ties among Brics countries. A Cape Argus report says the new council is made up of five members with extensive business experience, both locally and internationally. Busi Mabuza, Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba, Bridgette Radebe, Dr Stavros Nicolaou and Elias Monage make up the SA Brics Business Council – which replaces the previous council established during the fifth Brics summit held in March 2013 in Durban. The appointments follow engagements between the department and organised business, following the Minister’s request that members of the new council be nominated from structures within the two apex business associations, the Black Business Council and Business Unity SA. Mabuza, the new council chairwoman, committed to taking forward SA business interests, through the council’s activities. She has committed to the council’s work being supportive of SMME participation and new business, thus contributing to an inclusive economy.