South Africa, the only African country in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) fold, is looking forward to assuming the rotating chair of the group in 2018, a year which will see several milestones for the nation.
South African Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, headed the biggest delegation to the Second BRICS Film Festival held in June in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province in southwest China. She spoke to reporter
about cultural cooperation and the role of the film industry in boosting South Africa’s profile and economy. An edited version of the interview follows: