Aug 21

Ramaphosa seeks to allay global jitters ahead of BRICS summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa sought to allay global jitters ahead of the BRICS summit and affirmed South Africa’s neutrality in the shifting global power dynamics. News24 reports that the president addressed the nation on South Africa’s foreign policy and the upcoming BRICS summit saying “We will not be drawn into a contest between global powers,”. Ramaphosa adding that the country was committed to a policy of non-alignment.“ South Africa has resisted pressure to align with any one of the global powers or with influential blocs of nations.