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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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Ramaphosa ready for launch

He has also dealt with criticism that he has not made enough of an impression by publicly breaking ranks with senior party officials and siding openly with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his fight with what most see as a Zuma-inspired investigation by the special police investigation unit, the Hawks (AC Vol 57 No 6, Gordhan and Zuma slug it out)...


Funeral fusillade hits Zuma

Whether they include Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, remains to be seen...

City of London investors first took notice of him when he came to the British capital as part of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's delegation in 2013...


The big rand short

The run on the rand in December was followed by another sharp fall last month when there was speculation that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would face arrest by the National Prosecuting Authority on charges that he had set up an unauthorised intelligence unit at the South African Revenue Service when he was its National Commissioner...


Guptas' export drive

The relationship between the Guptas and the Zuma family is one reason, political insiders are saying, that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is ultimately responsible for the Treasury, is under so much pressure from the the Hawks, the elite investigation department of the South African Police Service...


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...


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