Minister of Finance (South Africa)

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South Africa
Minister of Finance
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Nhlanhla Nene

since 27 February 2018
National Treasury
Style The Honourable
Appointer Cyril Ramaphosa
Inaugural holder Henry Charles Hull
Formation 31 May 1910
Deputy Mondli Gungubele
Salary R2,211,937[1]
Website National Treasury
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The Minister of Finance is a minister in the Cabinet of South Africa who is the political head of the National Treasury. The Minister of Finance is responsible for the financial management of government affairs, drawing up the budget, and developing economic policy (in cooperation with the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of Trade and Industry). The Minister of Finance is also responsible for Statistics South Africa and the South African Revenue Service.

List of Past Ministers[edit]

Minister of Finance, 1910-present[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
(since 1984)
Henry Charles Hull 15 September 1910 1912 SAP Louis Botha
(I) (II)
Jan Smuts Picture of Jan Christiaan Smuts.jpg 1912 20 October 1915 SAP
Henry Burton
Smuts Cabinet 1923.jpg
20 October 1915 1917 SAP
Thomas Orr 1917 20 March 1920 SAP
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Botha dies)
Henry Burton
Smuts Cabinet 1923.jpg
20 March 1920 19 June 1924 SAP Jan Smuts
(I) (II)
N.C. Havenga Havenga.jpg 20 June 1924 4 September 1939 NP J.B.M. Hertzog
(I) (II) (III) (IV)
J.F.H. Hofmeyer Hofmeyr.jpg 5 September 1939 25 May 1948 UP Jan Smuts
(takes office after Hertzog resignation)
Jan Smuts
N.C. Havenga Havenga.jpg 26 May 1948 1954 HNP D.F. Malan
(I) (II)
E.H. Louw Eric Louw.jpeg 1954 1956 HNP
Tom Naudé Tom Naudé 1962.jpg 1956 15 April 1958 HNP
T.E. Dönges Dönges cropped.jpg 16 April 1958 1967 NP Strydom
Hendrik Verwoerd
(takes office after Strydom's death)
Hendrik Verwoerd
(I) (II)
Nico Diederichs Nicolaas Diederichs.jpg 1967 1975 NP
B.J. Vorster
(takes office after Verwoerd's death)
B.J. Vorster
(I) (II) (III)
Owen Horwood 1975 1984 NP
P.W. Botha
(I) (II)
Barend du Plessis 1984 1992 NP
F.W. de Klerk
Derek Keys Derek Keys.jpg 1992 19 September 1994 NP
Nelson Mandela
(Government of National Unity)
Chris Liebenberg Chris Liebenberg.jpg 19 September 1994 4 April 1996 None
Trevor Manuel Trevor Manuel, IMF 62PH030922AAH.jpg 4 April 1996 10 May 2009 ANC
Thabo Mbeki
(I) (II)
Kgalema Motlanthe
(takes office after Mbeki resigns)
Pravin Gordhan Pravin Gordhan 2015.jpg 11 May 2009 25 May 2014 ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)
Nhlanhla Nene 25 May 2014 9 December 2015 ANC
David van Rooyen 9 December 2015 13 December 2015 ANC
Pravin Gordhan Pravin Gordhan 2015.jpg 13 December 2015 31 March 2017 ANC
Malusi Gigaba Malusi Gigaba.jpg 31 March 2017 27 February 2018 ANC
Nhlanhla Nene 27 February 2018 Present ANC Cyril Ramaphosa


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