Will South Africa capitalise on its Brics status?
17 June 2011 Last updated at 15:38 BST
South Africa is the biggest economy in Africa and is now a member of the Brics club of fast developing nations.
But does it have the business talent to take full advantage of greater trade with Brazil Russia India and China?
The BBC's Bilkisu Labaran spoke to Dr Lyal White from the Gordon Institute for Business Science to find out.