The director of the South African Steve Biko Foundation, Nkosinathi Biko, proposed a series of partnerships to Minister of the Secretariat for the Promotion of Racial Equality (Seppir), Luiza Barrios, on Friday 8. The partnerships are focused on the development of black leaderships in South Africa and Brazil. The fund administrator had a full agenda in Brazil, which included visits to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, where he visited the Steve Biko Cultural Institute, created in 1992 with the aim of providing training for young black students to assist in their enrollment in higher education. In the opinion of Minister Luiza Barrios, the Foundation could establish collaborative agreements with Seppir and with Brazilian black organizations, aimed primarily at the areas of education and culture. "Language teaching is an important basis for student exchange programs between Brazil and South Africa", said the head of Seppir. For the South African ambassador in Brazil, Mohakama Dbete, who attended the gathering, this area is fundamental for professionals in the globalized world market. Nkosinathi is the son of Steve Biko, one of the greatest icons of the struggle against apartheid, the racial politics that existed in South Africa in the last century.