JOHN DLUDLU: Manuel did not have a boss like Gigaba’s
Unlike Trevor Manuel, Malusi Gigaba has a boss whose lack of interest in the economy is a more serious threat to our recovery than any of his other well-known flaws
Three months is too short a period to judge anyone’s success or failure. But it might suffice as a barometer of impact for Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. I’m getting nervous about his prospects of succeeding in stopping our rapid descent into junk status.
Gigaba’s ascent to the top job at the Treasury is reminiscent of Trevor Manuel’s appointment to the ministry in the 1990s.