Hon. Enoch Godongwana

Hon. Enoch Godongwana

Minister of Finance Republic of South Africa

Mr Enoch Godongwana was appointed Minister of Finance of The Republic of South Africa on the 5th of August 2021. He holds an MSc degree in Financial Economics from the University of London and is a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) since 1997.

He is the current chairperson of the ANC’s Economic Transformation sub-committee. Prior to his appointment as the Minister of Finance, Godongwana was the Chairperson of the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Among others, he has also been appointed to the Boards of the New Development Bank and Mondi plc, CEO of the Financial Sector Charter Council and Member of the Policy Board for Financial Services and Regulation.

He served in government as the Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Member of Parliament, Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, and a Member of the Executive Council in the Eastern Cape responsible for Finance, Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism.

Godongwana has a solid background in the trade union movement; having served in various leadership positions in one of South Africa’s largest industrial unions – the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa – including being its General Secretary from 1993 to 1997.

He also served on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU’s) Executive and Central Committees from 1992 to 1997 and was the chairperson of COSATU's Economic Development Task Force. He is one of the founding members of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) and participated in the drafting of a number of progressive labour legislation including the Labour Relations Act.


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Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 10:00 To 10:45

05/11/2022 10:00 05/11/2022 10:45 Spotlight Discussion: the Double Impact of the Global Pandemic and Energy Transition on Resource Nationalism across Africa  
  • Evaluating challenges: political stability, transparency, policy implementation - how should governments & industry cooperate to resolve these issues? 
  • Covid-19 and resource nationalism trends across Africa: how has the global pandemic impacted African economies and has this created opportunities for national governments, international investors, and operators to collaborate towards renewed economic growth? 
  • The opportunity of the Energy Transition for Africa: managing effective resource governance to balance the public benefit and the provision of new investment incentives.
Westin Hotel Ballroom

Westin Hotel Ballroom

"Spotlight Discussion: the Double Impact of the Global Pandemic and Energy Transition on Resource Nationalism across Africa"

Hon. Enoch Godongwana Mark Bristow
Time and date

Wednesday 11/05/2022

From 10:00 To 10:45

05/11/2022 10:00 05/11/2022 10:45 Spotlight Discussion: the Double Impact of the Global Pandemic and Energy Transition on Resource Nationalism across Africa  
  • Evaluating challenges: political stability, transparency, policy implementation - how should governments & industry cooperate to resolve these issues? 
  • Covid-19 and resource nationalism trends across Africa: how has the global pandemic impacted African economies and has this created opportunities for national governments, international investors, and operators to collaborate towards renewed economic growth? 
  • The opportunity of the Energy Transition for Africa: managing effective resource governance to balance the public benefit and the provision of new investment incentives.
Westin Hotel Ballroom
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Westin Hotel Ballroom

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