ShapeShifter

Meet Andrew Donaldson, former Deputy Director General at Treasury

One of the very first things I wrote… was for [Finance Minister] Derek Keys. His comment was ‘unobjectionable’!

Andrew Donaldson

The rules of the game in public finance… obliges you to listen to many sides.

Andrew Donaldson

Treasury is the most exciting place for a young economist.

Andrew Donaldson

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Andrew Donaldson, former Deputy Director General at Treasury, for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Donaldson left Treasury in May after requesting early retirement.

He has been with Treasury since 1993.

Donaldson became the deputy director in 2001.

He is an alumnus of the University of Stellenbosch, Unisa and Cambridge University.

He taught economics at the former University of Transkei, Rhodes University and the University of the Witwatersrand.

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

Public finance is a huge and interconnected sub-discipline [of economics].

Andrew Donaldson

The mid-90s was all about rebuilding trust.

Andrew Donaldson

The RDP was extraordinarily important for building trust.

Andrew Donaldson

Treasury is much bigger now [than in the 90s].

Andrew Donaldson

Transparency… is good for democracy.

Andrew Donaldson

Public trust in South African institutions, business and Government has been rattled.

Andrew Donaldson

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