|Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs|
25 May 2014
|Preceded by||Lechesa Tsenoli|
|Minister of Finance|
11 May 2009 – 25 May 2014
|Preceded by||Trevor Manuel|
|Succeeded by||Nhlanhla Musa Nene|
|Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service|
12 April 1949 |
Durban, South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress
South African Communist Party (until 2009)
Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan (born 12 April 1949 in Durban) is a South African politician, currently serving as the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and is the former Minister of Finance serving from 2009–2014.
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.
On May 25, 2014, Gordhan was appointed as the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeding Lechesa Tsneloi who became Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa.
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
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