South Africa will host the fifth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit in March next year. What should the government’s priorities be? This is a subject of earnest discussion in government, business and civil society circles. The Cabinet was reported to have approved a new draft Brics strategy last month, which identifies objectives and opportunities for South Africa through its membership of the group. The issues are discussed in a recent opinion editorial in the Mail and Guardian Newspaper.