Malusi Gigaba – The man that replaces Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister

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Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 31 March 2017| 02 Rajab 1438

South African President Jacob Zuma has appointed Malusi Gigaba as the country’s new Finance Minister, replacing Pravin Gordhan who was sacked in a cabinet reshuffle, a statement from the President’s office just after midnight on Friday morning confirmed.

The statement also read that Sifiso Buthelezi is appointed Deputy Finance Minister replacing Mcebisi Jonas.

“I have directed the new ministers and deputy ministers to work tirelessly with their colleagues to bring about radical socio-economic transformation and to ensure that the promise of a better life for the poor and the working class becomes a reality,” Zuma said in the statement.

Malusi Gigaba’s Background

CURRENT POSITIONS

Minister | Home Affairs | Government of South Africa

South Africa | May 2014 – present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member | National Working Committee | African National Congress

South Africa | 1996 – present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member | Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee

South Africa Government, Public Administration and Defence

Alternate Member | Agriculture and Land Affairs Portfolio Committee

South Africa Government, Public Administration and Defence
Member | Trade and Industrial Portfolio Committee

South Africa Government, Public Administration and Defence
Chairman | Political Committee, National Economic Development Committee | African National Congress Youth League

South Africa Government, Public Administration and Defence
Member of Parliament | African National Congress | National Assembly

South Africa Government, Public Administration and Defence

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Public Enterprises Minister | Government of South Africa
South Africa | 2010 – 2014

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Deputy Minister | Department of Home Affairs | Government of South Africa
South Africa | 2004 – 2014

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Member of Parliament | National Assembly | African National Congress
South Africa | 1999 – 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Consultant | Macsteel Service Centres SA
South Africa | 1997 – 1997

Member | National Economic Committee | African National Congress
South Africa | 1996

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Convenor | Provincial Education Forum
South Africa | 1994 – 1996

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Executive-Officio Member | Provincial Executive Committee | African National Congress
South Africa | 1994 – 1996

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Provincial Secretary | Public Affairs Department | Government of South Africa
Kwa-Zulu Natal | 1994 – 1996

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Convenor | Provincial Education Forum
Kwa-Zulu Natal | 1994 – 1996

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Regional Chairman | Southern Kwa-Zulu Natal | African National Congress Youth League
Kwa-Zulu Natal | 1994 – 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence
Assistant | Public Affairs Department | University of Durban-Westville
Kwa-Zulu Natal | 1993 – 1993

Academia, Education and Training
Chairman | South African Students Congress
Kwa-Zulu Natal | 1993 – 1993
Academia, Education and Training

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

SECONDARY EDUCATION
Vryheid State High School (1988)

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of Durban-Westville
Kwa-Zulu Natal | Awarded in 1994
Master of Arts – Social Policy

University of Durban-Westville
Kwa-Zulu Natal | Awarded in 1990

Bachelor of Pedagogics – Education
(Background by Who’s Who SA)