I remember greeting Tito Mboweni’s return to government with some delight in 2018 after poor Nhlanhla Nene had been forced to resign as finance minister. Mboweni, I think I said, would be a tonic. He was everything but boring.

I remembered that when he was governor of the Reserve Bank he had shown incredible courage in the face of adversity when, early on in his term, the team running the national payments system resigned and walked out, hoping to force the new governor to outsource management of the system to them. He faced them down...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now