Cape Town - 180710 - Pictured left to right is Zhu Zhiwen, the Vice Minister of Education, People's Republic of China, Pavel Zenkovich, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Higher Education, Satyapal Singh, India's Minister of State for Human Resource Development responsible for Higher Education, and Leandro Cardoso, Head of International Affairs Office - Ministry of Education of Brazil. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) of South Africa hosted the 6th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Education Minister’s Meeting on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town. The theme for this year’s meeting is, “Deepening BRICS Education Partnerships and Exchanges”, and the aim is to reflect on the successes and challenges related to earlier education commitments made by the BRICS countries. Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency/ANA
Durban -Two weeks before South Africa hosts the 4th BRICS Youth Summit, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) said the conference, which precedes the high-level 10th summit of the BRICS bloc - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - was a chance to ensure young people played a part in mainstream economies.

“The BRICS Youth Summit presents an opportunity to accelerate youth development in line with the National Development Plan Vision 2030, which articulates that information and communications technology will underpin the development of a dynamic and connected information society, and a vibrant knowledge economy that is more inclusive and prosperous,” said Sifiso Mtsweni, NYDA executive chair,as he addressed media in Pretoria.

“As government continues to roll out migration from analogue to digital broadcasting transmission, the NYDA is also seized with co-ordinating a national strategy for young people to ensure they benefit from such an opportunity.”

He said the BRICS Youth Summit, to be convened under the theme “Radical Economic Transformation - Making the New Development Bank Work for the Youth”, also “crafts a paradigm that is mutually beneficial to all five nations”, by impacting on the lives of citizens.

The youth summit takes place from July 15 to 16 in Bela-Bela, Limpopo. 

African News Agency (ANA)