Mr Mikatekiso Kubayi is a researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA (IGD). Mr Kubayi previously worked as Political Advisor in the Speaker's Office under Hon Max Sisulu (Speaker of the National Assembly RSA for six years). His research interests include Power, Global Political Economy (global financial architecture), African Political Economy, and BRICS. He holds a Master’s degree in Global Political Economy from the University of Sussex (UK) and he is currently) focusing on matters of BRICS and global finance. He is a member of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS).