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Malusi Gigaba

Date of Birth: 30 August 1971
Place of Birth: Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal


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Not yet Team Ramaphosa

The only Gupta-tainted minister to be retained in the cabinet is the former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who is seen to have done a reasonable job in his old position and switched his allegiance to Ramaphosa at the earliest opportunity...

Government at a glance President: Cyril Ramaphosa Deputy President: David 'DD' Mabuza Minister in the Presidency: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Minister for Women and Disability: Bathabile Dlamini Finance: Nhlanhla Nene Deputy: Mondli Gungubele Energy: Jeff Radebe State Security: Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba Public Enterprise: Pravin Gordhan Home Affairs: Malusi Gigaba DIRCO – International Relations and Cooperation: Lindiwe Sisulu Deputy: Reginah Mhaule DPW – Public Works: Thulas Nxesi Water Affairs and Sanitation: Gugile Nkwinti Transport: Blade Nzimande Sports and Recreation: Tokozile Xasa Communications: Nomvula Mokonyane Deputy: Pinky Kekana Social Development: Susan Shabangu Mineral Resources: Gwede Mantashe COGTA – Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Zweli Mkhize Science and Technology: Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane Police: Bheki Cele Higher Education: Naledi Pandor Basic Education: Angie Motshekga Defence and Military Veterans: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Small Business Development: Lindiwe Zulu Deputy: Cassel Mathale Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Senzeni Zokwana Deputy: Sfiso Buthelezi Human Settlements: Nomaindia Mfeketo Rural Development and Land Reform: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Public Service and Administration: Ayanda Dlodlo Deputy: Chana Pilane-Majake Economic Development: Ebrahim Patel Trade and Industry: Rob Davies Tourism: Derek Hanekom Health: Aaron Motsoaledi Telecommunications: Siyabonga Cwele Labour: Mildred Oliphant Justice and Correctional Services: Tshililo Masutha ...


Big change, no fanfare

As South Africa's delegation preoared to leave for the Davos Forum on 24-26 January, Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba, who has switched allegiance to Ramaphosa, said if the Eskom crisis was not addressed urgently the company could crash, prompting an economic disaster...

30 March 2017: Zuma replaces Pravin Gordhan with Malusi Gigaba, another Gupta ally...

19 January 2018: Ramaphosa takes charge of the state electricity company Eskom, convenes a meeting with Zuma, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown...


Cyril presses his advantage

One way to start winning back the hearts and minds of business and investors would be to reinstate Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister, in place of Malusi Gigaba, but this may have to wait...


Pushing Zuma to the exit

The latest plan includes the following changes: David Mabuza, new ANC Deputy President and close Zuma/Dlamini-Zuma ally and strategist would be Deputy President in the national government; Zweli Mkhize, the former ANC National Treasurer, who withdrew his ANC presidential candidacy to avoid splitting the anti-Dlamini-Zuma vote, would be Finance Minister; Malusi Gigaba, current Finance Minister and Zuma ally, would be moved sideways to his former post as Minister of Home Affairs; Jeff Radebe, who also campaigned for the ANC presidency and heads the Planning Commission, would be Minister for Police...


Balancing the good cop with the bad

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has told all government departments to review their contracts with KPMG, arguing that auditing work in the country should not be dominated by the four big international firms...


KPMG feels the Gupta heat

He said that he too was considering legal action against KPMG, and was weighing up whether to ask Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, another Gupta ally, to blacklist KPMG from government work, stopping current work and reviewing the last ten years of work with the auditor...


ANC dilemma deepens

The Zuma-appointed Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has succumbed to pressure from South African banks to suspend Anoj Singh, the Chief Financial Officer of the power utility Eskom, pending an investigation into widespread corruption at the company which has already seen the CEO, Brian Molefe, and another director fired...


Germany's turn to Africa

The centrepiece of the conference, co-chaired by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and his recently appointed South African counterpart, Malusi Gigaba, will be 'compacts with Africa' (AC Vol 58 No 9, Mr Gigabyte's baptism of fire)...


Mr Gigabyte's baptism of fire

South Africa's fourth Finance Minister in two years, Malusi Gigaba, encountered bemusement and indifference when he visited the United States last week for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington...


Zuma's edifice starts to wobble

Pro-democracy forces brought tens of thousands of protestors into South Africa's streets last week following President Jacob Zuma's ousting of Pravin Gordhan from the Finance Ministry and his replacement with Malusi Gigaba...

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