oa Agriprobe - An analysis of the inclusion of SA to BRIC countries - the fit for South Africa's agricultural sector

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



On the 25th of December 2010, the South African International Relations Minister announced that South Africa has been invited to join the BRIC group of countries (BRIC is an acronym for four of the most important developing countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China). A lot of economists expressed surprise and were caught off-guard since no one expected SA to be invited to join BRIC (biggest emerging markets). This acronym was introduced to the world by Jim O'Neill (the current chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management); with his 2001 paper "The World Needs Better Economic Brics".

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