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BRICS Roadshow in the Eastern Cape

Updated: Jun 19

Minister for Department of Small Business Development Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to lead the BRICS Roadshow in the Eastern Cape with Premier Oscar Mabuyane.

The Home of the Legends, Eastern Cape province is the host of the 3rd leg of the BRICS Roadshow to take place at the International Convention Centre on the 20th of June 2023 following the first leg that was held in Mbombela and 2nd one in Durban.

South Africa has been entrusted with the honour of hosting the BRICS Summit in August 2023, presenting this country with a remarkable opportunity to demonstrate leadership in reforming global economic governance and promoting sustainable and inclusive development in Africa and the Global South. As part of the build-up programs taking place across the country, various departments are hosting roadshows in different provinces.

The Department of Small Business Development, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, will be hosting this significant event in preparation for the upcoming summit in the Eastern Cape province. Aligned with the overarching theme of "Building a Better Africa and a Better World," the roadshow is coordinated with the Eastern Cape’s economic development and investment promotion agency, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, with an aim to create awareness about the importance of South Africa's, thereof the Eastern Cape’s participation in BRICS and to foster citizen involvement in BRICS activities.

This platform will provide an opportunity for the Minister, Premier, BRICS Sherpas, and members of the business community to engage in fruitful discussions on economic prospects for the province, through the various economic sectors.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend and cover this prestigious international event as follows:

Date: 20 June 2023 Time: 09h00 – 16h00 Venue: East London International Convention Centre For media enquiries, please contact the following officials: Mr. Noko Manyelo DSBD Head of Communications (Acting) Mobile: 063 645 6018 Email: Ms. Khuselwa Rantjie Eastern Cape Provincial Spokesperson Mobile: 082 728 7476 Email: Issued by the Departments of Small Business Development, International Relations and Cooperation and Office of the Premier, Eastern Cape Province

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