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Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan

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


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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...


Hard times for the revenue service

Often held up as a model tax organisation for developing countries under the leadership of Pravin Gordhan in 1999-2009, it is now the latest body to be caught in the multiple controversies swirling around President Jacob Zuma and the governing African National Congress (ANC)...


Nuclear secrets

It is believed that a key reason Zuma reshuffled respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was his opposition to the nuclear project on financial grounds...


Dividing the spoils

A tax commission established by former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and chaired by High Court Judge Dennis Davis is currently looking into the issue and considering whether changes are needed in tax legislation...


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