Barbara Anne Hogan
Former Minister of Public Enterprises
Biography: Chairperson, portfolio committee on Finance, 1999-04; Minister of Health, 2008-09; Minister of Public Enterprise, 2009-2010.
Commentary: As Minister Public Enterprises (she was appointed after having won credit for integrating the state-owned companies into industrial poliicy as Chairwoman of parliament's Finance Committee) Hogan oversaw the state-owned companies which many in the ANC regarded as lucrative
sources of patronage for whoever is in control of the governing party.
Many of Zuma’s allies wanted a public enterprise minister whom they could
‘trust’ to award lucrative state tenders and positions to them as
‘rewards’ for supporting Zuma.
Her re-appointment as Minister of Public Enterprises initally overcame rumours that she was a 'dead minister walking', after she spoke out against the government's denial of a visa for the Dalai Lama in April 2009, however, she lost her post in Zuma's November 2010 cabinet re-shuffle.