December 19, 2022
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Minister of Public Enterprises, Republic of South Africa
To commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) invites you to the sixth lecture as part of:
India and the World
A lecture series bringing together distinguished speakers who have a long and deep engagement with India
Speaker: Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises, Republic of South Africa
Monday, 19th December, 5:30 PM IST on Zoom
About the Speaker
Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan is a politician and anti-apartheid activist who has held various ministerial posts in the Cabinet of South Africa. He served as Minister of Finance from 2009 until 2014 and again from 2015 until 2017, as Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs from 2014 until 2015, and as Minister of Public Enterprises since February 2018.
Mr. Gordhan was involved in the CODESA multi-party dialogue, participated in drafting the White Paper for Local Government and was appointed as the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee in Parliament where he had the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the 1996 Constitution.
Additionally, he served as the Deputy Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) from 1998 to 1999 and was appointed as the Commissioner of SARS in 1999. He completed a DTech degree in Business Administration at the Free State Central University of Technology in 2009 and received an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce from UNISA and an Honorary Doctorate of Law from UCT in 2007 respectively.
About the Series
As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a special celebration organized by the Government of India to commemorate the 75th year of India’s Independence, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has launched a flagship lecture series titled, ‘India and the World’. The series will bring together distinguished speakers who have had a long and deep engagement with the country to understand their perspectives on India’s global relationships and how the world understands and engages with India – our history, our democracy, our economy and our society. This series will seek to bring a global perspective into dialogue with India with the objective of celebrating the country, its role in global governance and articulating a pathway in the new, shifting geopolitical landscape.