Aug 14

Load shedding: No special treatment for Joburg during BRICS summit

Johannesburg will get no special treatment from Eskom when it hosts a major BRICs summit later this month. This is according to Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa. The 15th BRICS summit will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg between 22 and 24 August. News24 reports that the attendees will be the leaders of Brazil, India and China. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the target of an International Criminal Court arrest warrant, will not attend. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will instead represent Russia.