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Pravin Gordhan on his (re)appointment and plans to stabilise the economy

14 December 2015 6:32 PM
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield gets it straight from the horse’s mouth…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Pravin Gordhan on his reappointment as Minister of Finance and his plan to stabilise the economy after the Nene debacle.

Gordhan replaces David van Rooyen who served as Finance Minister from 10 December 2015 to 13 December 2015.

Gordhan was the Minister of Finance from 11 May 2009 to 25 May 2014.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

If the country thinks they need my help, I’ll accept the offer and do the best I can.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

I’ve been rather busy and haven’t spoken to Dudu Myeni yet.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

A negotiating culture has developed in the last few years.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

It’s a tough job. You can’t keep everybody happy all the time.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

The word Finance Ministers says most often is ‘no’.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Government decides the fiscal framework as a collective. It’s in this context that allocation will take place.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

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This article first appeared on 702 : Pravin Gordhan on his (re)appointment and plans to stabilise the economy


14 December 2015 6:32 PM