If you are salaried… you’ve got to know what your priorities are… you’ve got to have a budget... I’m good at that… You must set aside money for saving...— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
If you’re like me you also set aside money for ‘Black Tax’…— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his “Make Money Mondays, Personal Edition” feature.
This week Whitfield interviewed Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb).
Kganyago grew up in Limpopo but moved to Johannesburg with his mother when he was 18.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa and a Master of Science degree in Development Economics from the University of London.
Kganyago became Sarb Governor on 9 November 2014.
He has bravely defended - and improved - the Sarb’s reputation as an independent and well-governed institution despite numerous threats and a turbulent political and economic backdrop.
The Sarb remains a beacon of competence and independence amidst economic mismanagement by Government.
Kganyago is the world’s best central banker, according to the authoritative publication Central Banking, who earlier in the year awarded him the title of Central Banking Governor of the Year 2018.
What does Kganyago believe about money?
Does it keep him up at night?
Does he spend like crazy or save compulsively?
- How did his childhood experiences shape his views on money?
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).
I think the savers were very happy! Pensioners were very happy! It was not an easy decision [to raise interest rates]… We have to take a view of what will happen in the future… [The Sarb’s mandate is] Protecting the value of the currency in the interest of balanced and sustainable growth…— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
We came out of this stronger because we were pushed to explain our role in a democratic society… Many of us were taking this for granted…— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
Maybe if we dismantle this institution… then we can do as we please… a very dangerous narrative!— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
Once a year I have a meeting [with a financial advisor]…— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
I make sure I pay my credit card in full at the end of the month…— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
Even if you have things that you want to indulge in… you’ve got to budget for them!— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
To accelerate the repayments on my bond [when asked what his best money decision was]…— Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb
Get the 10 most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show, emailed to you every Friday morning:
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
Bruce Whitfield interviews analyst Chris Gilmour about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).
Bruce Whitfield interviews Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti (UP) about his attitude toward money (hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.).
Bruce Whitfield interviews the legendary trade unionist about his attitude toward money (hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.).
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the famed and fearless journalist about his money history, hopes and beliefs.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Schutte about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).
What does Cannon Asset Managers’ disciple of contrarian, deep-value investing Dr Adrian Saville hope for (and fear) about money?
Trevor Noah cracked Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid stand-up comedians in the world.
Bruce Whitfield interviews Anthea Gardner, author of "Make Your Money Work for You: Think Big, Start Small".
Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).
The reason for the leakage has been revealed, explains Table Mountain Aerial Cableway MD Wahida Parker.
Andile Ndlovu is a dancer with the Washington Ballet but is currently back in South Africa in Sleeping Beauty at the Artscape.
W Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says private security working with the department is helping curb the stonings on the highway.
Gift of the Givers fears two South African men who went missing in Vietnam may have fallen prey to an organ harvesting syndicate.
EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the party was not aware of Mazzotti's alleged links to the underworld when it accepted party funding.