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Barry Dwolatzky
Professor Barry Dwolatzky is director of Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) and the founder of Tshimologong Innovation Hub.
  • To succeed, help foster tech startups, Brics nations must work from bottom up

    Many have asked if the association between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa has any real significance. Will it benefit the economies of member countries and citizens? The short answer is simply that it's still too early to tell. Brics currently operates at two levels. Viewed from the top down, the work of Brics is carried out at an annual summit attended by heads of state, senior ministers and officials. Decisions that have been made at these summits include a proposal for the construction of an optical fibre submarine telecommunications cable system, linking all Brics countries (agreed in India in 2012) and establishing a...