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Useful African Web Resources
Who's Who of Southern Africa
A dynamic information tool and networking site connecting professionals to grow their networks and explore collaborative opportunities. For more than 100 years, Who's Who SA has been the leading source of information about individuals of influence in the region. Currently features more than 7500 noteworthy Southern Africans in various fields of expertise.
Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa
EISA is a not for profit organisation. It was established in 1996 and is based in Johannesburg (South Africa) with field offices in Kinshasa (DRC), N'Djamena (Chad), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Maputo (Mozambique), and Nairobi (Kenya). It strives for excellence in the promotion of credible elections, citizen participation, and the strengthening of political institutions for sustainable democracy in Africa
The Presidency of South Africa
As the executive manager of government The Presidency is at the apex of the system of government in the Republic of South Africa. The Presidency is situated in the Union Buildings, Pretoria, and has another subsidiary office in Tuynhuys, Cape Town.
BRICS [BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA AND SOUTH AFRICA]
The BRIC [Brazil, Russia, India and China] idea was first conceived in 2001 by Goldman Sachs as part of an economic modeling exercise to forecast global economic trends over the next half century; the acronym BRIC was first used in 2001 by Goldman Sachs in their Global Economics Paper No. 66, “The World Needs Better Economic BRICs”.
EXPANSION OF BRIC INTO BRICS
BRIC Foreign Ministers at their meeting in New York on 21st September 2010 agreed that South Africa may be invited to join BRIC. Accordingly, South Africa was invite to attend the 3rd BRICS Summit in Sanya on 14 April 2011.