July 23, 2015 at 02:00pm by ANA

Aligning itself with Brazil, Russia, India, and China had positioned South Africa and the African continent to structure its own future, said BRICS Business Council member Dr Iqbal Survé.

“We are now in a position to structure our own future and be the master of our own destiny,” he said during an interview with the African News Agency (ANA) this week.

Speaking from the Sekunjalo Investment Holdings headquarters in Claremont, Cape Town, Survé discussed how South Africa had made the correct decision in aligning itself with the BRICS grouping.

“Today we are part of a major alignment which is necessary for a multi polar world,” he said, “We have the same hopes and aspirations for a better society.”

The BRICS 2015 Summit in Ufa, Russia, was, according to Survé, the best outside of South Africa’s in 2013. Achievements made during the Summit and under Russia’s chairmanship had paved the way for the BRICS Business Councilpolicy development, launched the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA), all for the benefit of future generations.

“This summit was what one could call the tipping point in terms of energy an camaraderie,” said Survé.

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