Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Brazilian President Michel Temer and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 10th Brics summit in Johannesburg on July 26 2018. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA
Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Brazilian President Michel Temer and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 10th Brics summit in Johannesburg on July 26 2018. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA
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At the Brics summit in Sandton last week the leaders of the five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA — posed for photographs, holding hands and smiling broadly.

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) political economy lecturer Patrick Bond spoke to Business Day TV about what the leaders of the Brics countries might have achieved and how their power could affect the world order.

University of the Witwatersrand political economy lecturer Patrick Bond talks to Business Day TV about the Brics summit

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