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Gwede Samson Mantashe

Date of Birth: 21 June 1955
Place of Birth: Lower Cala Village, Transkei (now Eastern Cape Province)


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Advisors abandon ship amid poll storm

Ramaphosa has faced formidable opposition within the ANC from the coal lobby including from Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe who is also former General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)...


Eskom chaos is at the heart of the growth crisis

Comments from Gordhan's main rival Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe – that these resignations represent 'mice running from methane' – repeat the view of Gordhan's critics that he is largely responsible for the leadership chaos at the two most important SOEs (AC Vol 64 No 7 Now it's Ramaphosa central)...


Cash crunch triggers ANC policy fight

While Godongwana is the government's chief protagonist of budget cuts he finds himself on the opposite side of the fiscal fence from his former trade union colleague the powerful Mineral and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe...


At last, the $8.5bn energy transition plan is ready

In February at the annual Mining Indaba conference Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Africa Confidential that any attempt to expedite the phasing out of coal would decimate communities in Mpumalanga where most of the mines are...


ANC leaders wade into new ethics row

Ramaphosa indicated he was ready to quit but senior party officials including controversial ANC chair Gwede Mantashe also targeted by Zondo for further investigation persuaded the president to stay on to prevent heavier losses for the party at next year's election...


Writing the next act

We hear he now faces push-back from figures such as Pravin Gordhan and the powerful Gwede Mantashe who are protecting their departments (AC Vol 64 No 5 Energy plan riles ANC factions and vested interests)...


Now it’s Ramaphosa central

Yet Ramaphosa's creation of the electricity minister role has sidelined Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe a political ally who persuaded the president not to resign last year but has repeatedly delayed attempts to accelerate renewable power projects under the Just Energy Transition (JET – AC Vol 63 No 16 Some light at last)...


Vote-getters and loyalists predominate

Ramaphosa's close allies Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan held on to their portfolios as did Police Minister Bheki Cele despite his serial failures to control the wave of organised crime that is sweeping the country undermining the economy and breaking up infrastructure...


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