The release of the Tourism 2016 report by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) this week showed that although there was a strong rebound in last year due to the weak rand, which made a holiday in South Africa very cheap for an overseas tourist, the country was still suffering from the imposition of more stringent visa requirements.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) warned in a report on Wednesday that all regions of the continent are facing severe meteorological conditions in the years ahead, including rising sea levels, flooding and more extreme weather due to global warming.
BRICS gathers the world's five major emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, whose names form the acronym that identifies the bloc.
Tasks we set for the Youth International Association of oil and gas higher education institutions of the BRICS countries:
Ensuring cooperation providing data about various scholarship programs, grants, the master programs, future conferences and opportunities of practical training existing in oil and gas higher education institutions of the BRICS countries.
Carrying out annual summer schools for cultural and educational exchange between students and young specialists.
Providing the opportunity to get the information for scientific and research work among oil and gas higher education institutions of the BRICS countries.
"BRICS will continue making its contribution to international security and global growth, to the resolution of today's major challenges."
As emerging economies, the BRICS countries share a common stand on many regional and international issues, despite their national differences.