Meet Dondo Mogajane, the new Treasury Director-General

There is nothing scandalous about Dondo.

Dr Thabi Leoka, Argon Asset Management

He’s the right man for the job.

Andrew Donaldson, former Treasury Deputy DG

Dondo Mogajane is National Treasury’ new Director-General.

Mogajane has been at Treasury since 1999.

Between 2007 and 2010 he represented South Africa at the Executive Board of the World Bank as a senior advisor for Africa Group 1 countries.

Between 2010 and May 2014 he served as the Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Finance and later (May 2014 until May 2015) as the acting Chief Operating Officer.

Since June 2015 he served as Deputy Director-General responsible for the Public Finance division at National Treasury.

Who is Dondo Mogajane?

Bruce Whitfield put that question to Argon Asset Management’s Dr Thabi Leoka and former Treasury Deputy DG Andrew Donaldson.

Listen to the interviews in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

I was hoping they got someone from within National Treasury.

Dr Thabi Leoka, Argon Asset Management

Dondo has been there for 18 years, and he’s not even old!

Dr Thabi Leoka, Argon Asset Management

National Treasury officials tend to not attract scandal.

Dr Thabi Leoka, Argon Asset Management

Business likes and knows him.

Dr Thabi Leoka, Argon Asset Management

The DG steers the ship.

Dr Thabi Leoka, Argon Asset Management

We know what we need to do to close the budget deficit.

Dr Thabi Leoka, Argon Asset Management

I didn’t resign. I half retired.

Andrew Donaldson, former Treasury Deputy DG

He has a very good background in the full range of things Treasury and the Finance Ministry is responsible for.

Andrew Donaldson, former Treasury Deputy DG

There’s a sense of relief. Continuity is there.

Andrew Donaldson, former Treasury Deputy DG

There’s a good team around him.

Andrew Donaldson, former Treasury Deputy DG

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