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Mac Maharaj in Durban, June 2015

Full transcript: FT interview with Mac Maharaj on Mandela, Zuma and South Africa

The following is a transcript of a wide-ranging interview between Alec Russell, News Editor of the Financial Times, and Mac Maharaj, former confidant of Nelson Mandela and until recently the spin-doctor of President Jacob Zuma.

South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin

South Africa and Russia sign agreements on nuclear power cooperation at BRICS meeting

South Africa and Russia signed two memoranda of understanding on nuclear power cooperation on Wednesday, part of efforts by Africa’s most advanced economy to lessen its reliance on coal and overcome power shortages that threaten economic growth.

The BRICS leaders: President Vladimir Putin (L), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L), President Dilma Rousseff, President Xi Jinping (2R), and President Jacob Zuma (R)

South Africa in the BRICS - A brave new world

Will the BRICS group and its New Development Bank (NDB), founded in 2014, challenge the West-led international order enforced by the financial institutions of the World Bank and the IMF?

President Vladimir Putin (L), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L), President Dilma Rousseff, President Xi Jinping (2R), and President Jacob Zuma (R) pose at the 6th BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)

BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) to be operational by end of 2015, says South Africa's Ministry of Finance

The emerging market BRICS nations will have their own development bank by the end of the year, South Africa said Friday.

Vladimir Putin (Left) and Jacob Zuma, presidents of Russia and South Africa, respectively

Geopolitics Key to South Africa's $100 Billion Nuclear Plan

Politics may tip the balance as Russia’s Rosatom Corp. and France’s Areva SA (AREVA) prepare to battle it out for South Africa’s planned nuclear-energy project that could cost $100 billion.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff welcomes Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi

The BRICS alliance makes no sense at all. So what?

The leaders of the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—are meeting for their sixth annual summit in Fortaleza, Brazil (in case you were wondering what Vladimir Putin was doing at the World Cup final).

The leaders of the BRICS countries - Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma met in Fortaleza, Brazil on 15 July 2014

BRICS nations to create $100bn development bank

The leaders of the five BRICS countries have signed a deal to create a new $100bn (£58.3bn) development bank and emergency reserve fund.