Media release

Government congratulates the Minister of Finance

14 October 2013

14 October 2013

Government congratulates the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan who was named the 2013 Finance Minister of the Year in the Sub-Saharan category by Emerging Markets. Emerging Markets is a website that provides news, analysis and commentary on economic policy, international economics and global financial markets, with a special focus on emerging markets.

The Acting Cabinet Spokesperson and GCIS CEO, Phumla Williams said, "on behalf of government, we congratulate the Minister of Finance on this crucial award which is a significant measure of recognition for his leadership in the development and sustenance of prudent fiscal policies".

"We also see the award as an acknowledgement of the considerably influential role that South Africa continues to play in the global economic affairs", said Williams.

Phumla Williams
Cell: 083 501 0139

Issued by: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)

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