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Mr Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan
South Africa

Mr Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan

Date of Birth: 12/04/1949
Place of Birth: Durban


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A charter for trouble

' The opposition Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance have questioned the cabinet's appointment of Zwane, alongside Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, to 'interact' with the big four banks in South Africa over their decision to cut ties with Oakbay Investments, the holding company of various Gupta family businesses (AC Vol 57 No 8, Guptas fly out)...


Night of the generals

It ran through the familiar charge sheet: December's damaging and arbitrary sacking of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister; the orchestrated harassment of current and previous Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan by the Hawks, the specialist police unit...

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Gordhan and Zuma slug it out

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan went to London, Boston and New York from 7-11 March to persuade investors, ratings agencies and the world that South Africa is still a safe bet...


Trial of strength at the top

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered a balanced budget on 24 February which seeks to curtail public spending, introduces public-private partnerships for some of the ailing state-owned enterprises and places public financial discipline and accountability centre-stage...


Guptas 'to leave SA'

The day after he read out the budget, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan signalled his displeasure with the Guptas by refusing to appear on a South African Broadcasting Corporation television breakfast show on 25 February because it was sponsored by the Gupta-owned newspaper The New Age...

• Guptas 'to leave SA', AC Vol 57 No 5, page 12Since publication of this report, representatives of the Gupta family contacted Africa Confidential to say that the family are not in the process of moving to Dubai nor have any key family members settled there already, to repeat the denial that they played any part in the decision to dismiss Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015, and to say that his successor Pravin Gordhan did not refuse to appear on SABC's post-budget breakfast because the minister disapproved of the Gupta family but because ministry policy requires rotation of broadcasting appearance acceptances by ministers...


Zuma bows to business

Following the firing of Nene in December, it was the business leaders acting in concert with moderates in the African National Congress who forced Zuma at political gunpoint to reverse his appointment of a stooge as finance minister and re-instate the highly-respected Pravin Gordhan...


Gordhan's short leash

The contract of the new South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan runs only until this year's local government elections, Africa Confidential hears from Treasury sources...


Political earthquakes ahead

Although Zuma moved to mitigate the damage caused by sacking Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene by restoring Pravin Gordhan to a job he should perhaps never have been moved from, there was lasting damage to the country's reputation and the rand which will be hard to fix (AC Vol 56 No 25, Jacob Zuma's costly week)...


Jacob Zuma's costly week

After the ANC and business barons met on 13 December in a meeting coordinated by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, it took their envoys, Zwele Mkhize and Presidency Minister Jeff Radebe, less than an hour to persuade Zuma to back off and again appoint Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister...

Chronology of a crisis 25 May 2014: President Jacob Zuma makes shock transfer of respected Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan to a lesser portfolio, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs...

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No-fly zone for legal eagles

Morale is poor with insiders fearing a purge of senior officials associated with its former Commissioner, and ex-Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan...


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