|Minister of Finance|
11 May 2009
|Preceded by||Trevor Manuel|
|Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service|
12 April 1949 |
Durban, South Africa
|Alma mater||University of Durban-Westville|
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.
Honours and awards
- University of South Africa, Honorary Doctor of Commerce, May 2007
- University of Cape Town, Doctor of Law (honoris causa), June 2007
- Central University of Technology, Doctor of Technology (honoris causa), March 2009
- "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet". South African Government Information. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2009.
- "S.Africa's Zuma makes sweeping changes to cabinet", AFP, 10 May 2009. "Südafrika protestiert gegen Zumas Kabinett der Selbstbedienung"], Spiegel, 29 July 2009.