July, 25
The 10th BRICS Summit was opened in South Africa
On July 25, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa opened the 10th BRICS Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The theme of the summit this year is "BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution".

"The Summit is focused on the need to strengthen the relationship between BRICS and Africa. In this regard BRICS leaders will also interact with African leaders on how best to bring about inclusive growth and shared prosperity through heightened collaboration," the Presidency said in a statement.

"In this context, leaders of the Republics of Namibia, Gabon, Angola, Senegal, Uganda, Togo and Rwanda participate in the BRICS-Africa Outreach session."

The Summit commenced on July 25, 2018, with BRICS leaders attending the BRICS Business Forum. President Ramaphosa also hosted the leaders in a welcome dinner and entertainment programme at Monte Casino, Fourways, Johannesburg. On July 26, 2018, President Ramaphosa will chair two meetings of BRICS leaders who will then embark on a special retreat. On July 27, BRICS Africa Outreach Session with African leaders in attendance and BRICS Plus Initiative with Turkey, Argentina and Jamaica leaders in attendance will take place.

Media Programme for the Summit is available here