Pravin Gordhan

Pravin Gordhan is a South African politician with the ANC, and he is the current Minister of Finance.

About Pravin Gordhan

Pravin (Jamnadas) Gordhan was born on the 12th of April 1949 in Durban. In 1971 Gordhan joined the members of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) and was elected to become its executive council in 1974.

In 1981 Gordhan was put in detention for his political activities. A year later (1982); he was released.

Pravin Gordhan’s Educational Profile

  • College – Sastri College (1967)
  • Bachelor of Science – Pharmacy: University of Durban-Westville (1973)
  • DTech – Business Administration: Free State, University of the (2009)

Doctorate

  • Doctorate of Commerce | University of South Africa (May 2007)
  • Doctorate of Law | University of Cape Town (June 2007)

Pravin Gordhan’s Professional Career

  • Minister of Finance | South Africa| December 2015 – present
  • Chairperson | Forum on Tax Administration | Economic Cooperation and Development | 2008 – present
  • Chairperson | Constitutional Committee | Parliament of South Africa | 1996 – present
  • Minister of Parliament | African National Congress | National Assembly | 1994 – present
  • Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs | Government of South Africa| May 2014 – December 2015
  • Minister of Finance | Government of South Africa | May 2009 – May 2014
  • Chairperson | World Customs Organisation | 2000 – July 2006
  • Commissioner of South African Revenue Services | 1999 – 2009
  • Deputy Commissioner of South African Revenue Services | 1998 – 1999
  • Chairman | Convention for a Democratic South Africa| 1991 – 1994
  • Co-chairperson | Transitional Executive Council | 1991 – 1994
  • Chairperson | Convention for a Democratic South Africa | 1990 – 1992
  • Pharmacist | King Edward V11 Hospital
  • Human Resources Director | TELKOM SA SOC LTD

More On Pravin Gordhan

In mid 2016, there were speculations going round that a possible reshuffle in the ANC cabinet will see Gordhan out the door.

Gordhan who was facing criminal charges was the focal point for most economists. With the financial market becoming more unstable, It was clear that money managers wanted an end to the Gordhan case; so the financial market can move forward.

A replacement of the minister at such fragile times would have left the South African financial market wanting.