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Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS)

South Africa's Minister of Finance visits SOAS DeFiMS

South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan

South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan

13 November 2009

Minister Pravin Gordhan visited the Department of Financial and Management Studies on 9th November for a round-table discussion of global economic problems. 

Professor Laixiang Sun and five colleagues exchanged views with the Minister on issues South Africa faces as a member of the G20. 

Discussions covered several topical issues including global macroeconomic imbalances, China's growth, energy and commodity markets, development strategy, innovation strategy, fiscal policy and pro-poor policies. 

The Minister's visit builds on the Department's long-standing contribution to South Africa's economic capacity through its post-graduate distance learning programmes (CeFiMS).

Minister Pravin Gordhan with Professor Laixiang Sun and Professor Laurence Harris of DeFiMS

Minister Pravin Gordhan with Professor Laixiang Sun and Professor Laurence Harris of DeFiMS