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

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

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


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


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Zuma sacks Nene… Anglo American shares tumble... SABMiller faces R6bn lawsuit…

Zuma sacks Nene… Anglo American shares tumble... SABMiller faces R6bn lawsuit…

7 most-read, most talked about "The Money Show" articles of the past week.

‘We need assurances that fiscal discipline will remain a priority’ - Asisa

‘We need assurances that fiscal discipline will remain a priority’ - Asisa

Asisa has expressed "grave concern" over the impact of the unexpected removal of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister.

Black Like Me founder Herman Mashaba on the sacking of Finance Minister Nene

Black Like Me founder Herman Mashaba on the sacking of Finance Minister Nene

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Herman Mashaba, Entrepreneur and Chairman of Lephatsi Investments.

3 analysts (and former GP Premier Mbhazima Shilowa) discuss new Finance Minister

3 analysts (and former GP Premier Mbhazima Shilowa) discuss new Finance Minister

Listen to Mbhazima Shilowa, Business Day's Songezo Zibi, Citadel’s Dr Adrian Saville and Alexander Forbes' Edward Kieswetter.

I was wrong not to worry about SA's finances – The Economist Africa Editor

I was wrong not to worry about SA's finances – The Economist Africa Editor

The Economist's Africa Editor used to have confidence in the SA Reserve Bank and Finance Ministry. “I was wrong,” he now says.

Popular articles
Meet Sandile Shabalala, CEO of black-owned and controlled TymeBank

Meet Sandile Shabalala, CEO of black-owned and controlled TymeBank

TymeBank has no branches and no monthly fees. Most transactions are free. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO.

Honeymoon scuppered: Local man describes being scammed R60K by Destiny Holidays

Honeymoon scuppered: Local man describes being scammed R60K by Destiny Holidays

CapeTalk listener Paul had planned his honeymoon, and he and 32 others, lost over R2m to a seeming fly-by-night travel agency.

Investec gives staff unlimited leave days and freedom to wear what they want

Investec gives staff unlimited leave days and freedom to wear what they want

The bank rewards innovation with substantial bonuses and pays according to output not hours at work, says Lesley-Anne Gatter.

What NOT to do at the scene of a road accident

What NOT to do at the scene of a road accident

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa explains what you should do if you're the first responder at the scene of an accident.

Motorist describes miraculously escaping Franschhoek Pass rock fall

Motorist describes miraculously escaping Franschhoek Pass rock fall

Survivor Mark Thackwray believes he has been a second chance at life.

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

His family believed he had died and performed a memorial service for him but now they are struggling to get him back home.

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Busisiwe Mkhwebane is reportedly probing President Cyril Ramaphosa for alleged money laundering to the tune of R400m.

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

A waitress at The Beerhouse in Fourways who received the generous donation wants to finish her matric and become a paramedic.

[WATCH] Looks like 'Mabena' found his way to Sona and Mzansi had a good chuckle

[WATCH] Looks like 'Mabena' found his way to Sona and Mzansi had a good chuckle

The name Mabena has become synonymous with out of step and clumsy soldiers, and it seems one made an appearance at Parliament.