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Ebrahim Patel

Date of Birth: 1962


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Undiplomatic corps

In Zuma’s cabinet, the ‘centrists’, Manuel and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, are battling for control of economic policy with the ‘leftists’, Ebrahim Patel and Rob Davies...


Higher taxes, less nationalisation

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Minister in charge of the National Planning Commission Trevor Manuel and Minister for Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba all want control of overall policy...


An imported ally

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, formerly a trades union leader, has appointed Stiglitz as his advisor (AC Vol 51 No 10, Zuma’s economic tightrope & The Patel alternative)...


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)...


Selling the state

His rival, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, fears that Gordhan is expanding his powers still further...


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 object to the staffing of key economic departments by ‘minority’ appointees such as the SA Reserve Bank Governor (Gill Marcus), Finance Minister (Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan) and Economic Development Minister (Ebrahim Patel) and they oppose the award of public-sector contracts to ‘minority’ interests...


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)...


Zumanomics sound better

Zuma’s plan is in essence the same new growth path unveiled by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel in October last year (AC Vol 51 No 21)...


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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