| South Africa and neutrality: We are not Switzerland

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As the BRICS summit begins this week, the world's eyes will be on South Africa and the topic of neutrality will come up. Neutrality, despite good intentions, does not work for South Africa, argues Howard Feldman.

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(From left) Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa shake hands as they pose during a BRICS summit meeting at the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.As the BRICS summit begins this week, the world's eyes will be on South Africa and the topic of neutrality will come up.

And that starts with President Cyril Ramaphosa himself, who has no problem keeping the"family" waiting when he chooses to call for a"family meeting" of the nation.Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.

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