|Minister of Finance|
|Preceded by||Trevor Manuel|
|Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service|
12 April 1949
Durban, South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress|
Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan (born 12 April 1949 in Durban) is a South African politician, serving as Minister of Finance since May 2009. He was previously the Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service from 1999 to 2009. From 1991 and 1994, he chaired the Convention for a Democratic South Africa. He was also co-chairman of the Transitional Executive Council, which oversaw the transition to the first democratically elected government.
As a member of parliament from 1994 to 1998, Gordhan chaired the parliamentary committee that focused on the implementation of the new Constitution and the transformation of local government in the post-apartheid. Gordhan was re-elected for the fourth time as Council Chairman of the World Customs Organization in 2004.
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