STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

IBSA: Avoiding Being BRICked Up

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  • May 2013
    Volume: 
    37
    Issue: 
    3
    Commentaries

    In his opening address at the 2011 India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) summit held in Pretoria/Tshwane, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa said the essence of the grouping was ‘Back to Basics: When Democracy and Development Work Together for a Better Life’. He argued that the ‘basic building block of the kind of societies the IBSA countries continue to strive for’ are those where ‘democracy and development work together’ because such societies ‘prosper and create a better life for their people’.1

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