After a long wait for a definitive date, the BRICS heads of state will meet in Fortaleza, Brazil, on Tuesday 15th July. What are the dynamics around the summit, in the wake of Brazil’s epic 7-1 World Cup defeat at the hands of Germany? How does the BRICS fit into South Africa’s foreign policy? And what is the future of the forum in the wake of Narendra Modi’s landslide election victory in India? Mzukisi Qobo and I explore these issues in the second Tutwa Brief.