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BRICS to launch urbinisation forum

The BRICS launch is a build-up to the conference that will be held on 27 – 29 November 2013 in Durban.

MIDDLEBURG – The Minister of Cooperative Governance, Lechesa Tsenoli and the Deputy Minister Andries Nel will launch the second BRICS Urbanisation Forum and the third Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Forum in Middleburg (Steve Tswhete Local Municipality) on November 15.

The BRICS launch is a build-up to the conference that will be held on 27 – 29 November 2013 in Durban.

BRICS countries had acknowledged that there cannot be sustainable development until the challenges of urbanisation and poverty are addressed.

The BRICS conference will be held under the theme “Towards Sustainable Development” with the aim of creating a platform for member countries to explore areas of knowledge exchange and cooperation on issues relating to rapid urbanisation

The countries will also focus on the need of the various levels of government to strengthen dialogue and cooperation in the areas of infrastructure, community development, green economy, cultural exchanges, investment and technology transfer.

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