Ntshavheni insists that despite it is Mashatile’s work, SA will still host the BRICS summit under her.

According to Ntshavheni, the IMC is still working on the summit and discussing various options.

However, the government will make an announcement once Cabinet has made a decision and received recommendations.

For the present South Africa stayed the host for the BRICS culmination until there were transforms, she said.

Ntshavheni, who was advising the media on Thursday on the choices of the Bureau, said the IMC will now and again present its reports to the Bureau.

“We have demonstrated as we talk presently nothing has changed. South Africa is facilitating the BRICS culmination in Johannesburg. Assuming there are any progressions from crafted by the IMC that they prescribe to Bureau and a choice is taken there will be a declaration with that impact,” said Ntshavheni.

According to reports, Pretoria has requested that China host the BRICS summit.

In an effort to mediate the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, President Cyril Ramaphosa and five other African leaders are expected to travel to Moscow and Kiev.

On Wednesday, Ramaphosa spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ntshavheni likewise affirmed that Ramaphosa had one more phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Ntshavheni said the contention in the Ukraine immensely affects the cost for most everyday items on the mainland.

She also stated that senior government officials in the G7 countries would be met by Ramaphosa’s envoys.

As his special envoys to the G7, Ramaphosa appointed Naledi Pandor, Enoch Godongwana, and Ebrahim Patel as Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation.

To explain South Africa’s non-aligned position regarding the conflict in Ukraine, they will meet with those nations’ highest-ranking officials.

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