From 31 July to 04 August 2023, the DepHUB was part of the South African delegation at the 9th BRICS Ministers of Communications Meeting
BRICS is a grouping of the world economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, formed in 2010.
From 31 July to 04 August 2023,the DepHUB's Shamira Ahmed, who is also an advisory board member of the South African AI Association was part of the South African delegation at the 9th BRICS Ministers of Communications’ Meeting, in Capetown, South Africa.
The Meeting was organised by the South African Department of Communications and Digital Technologies . For this year’s Meeting of Ministers, South Africa has advanced, among others, three main points for consideration:
1. Digital inclusion
2. Expansion and development of transformative technologies, and
3. Internet governance and safety of the Internet
The Meeting is a precursor to the main BRICS Summit taking place from 22 to 24 August in Sandton, organised by the President of South Africa.