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Rob Haydn Davies

Date of Birth: 12 May 1948


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An imported ally

The ‘leftists’ are led by Patel, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin...


At the top, a three-way split

The argument mirrors the ideological battle between, on the one hand, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his ally, Trevor Manuel, the National Planning Commission Chairman, both of whom hold conventional Keynesian economic views, and on the other hand, their ideological rivals Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel and Rob Davies, the Trade and Industry Minister, representing the left wing of the cabinet (AC Vol 52 No 5, It's all about jobs)...


South Africa looks east

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies confirmed that China has undertaken to invest heavily in South Africa’s mineral beneficiation programme...


The Gordhan knot

Within the government there are at least three camps: the centrists, Finance Minister Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan and National Planning Commission Chairman Trevor Manuel, who want to cut the burden of state companies on the Treasury; the leftists, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who want the companies to spearhead a state-led development strategy; and Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba and Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, who want to run their own reform programme without interference from the plethora of committees and commissions examining the issue...


Suddenly, the nationalisation talk gets serious

They have called on their leaders – Nzimande, Cronin, Gwede Mantashe (SACP National Chairman and ANC General Secretary) and Rob Davies (Trade and Industry Minister) – to be more critical of Zuma and his government...


Foreign policy flip-flops

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies argues for state support for selected SA companies trading abroad which, in return, must be model citizens and create jobs...


Zuma's front-line diplomats

Rob Davies, Trade and Industry Minister: an academic economist and SA Communist Party (SACP) activist who is influential in crafting strategy on international trade...


Election results keep Zuma in contention

Manyi deplores the high proportion of minorities in the ANC leadership and senior public service management, particularly in economic portfolios, for instance Ebrahim Patel (Economic Development Minister), Pravin Gordhan (Finance Minister), Rob Davies (Trade and Industry Minister) and Gill Marcus (Governor of the Reserve Bank)...


Party unity trumps national reforms

What to do is notoriously disputed; left-leaning ministers, led by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, want to abandon economic orthodoxy and take action fast...


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