Duncan Pieterse, a young economist who has been central in the crafting of the National Treasury’s R254bn Eskom debt relief, has emerged as the frontrunner for the position of director-general.

Business Times understands that Pieterse, who is chief of the Treasury's assets & liabilities division, could get the nod to take over from Dondo Mogajane, who left last year. Ismail Momoniat has been holding the reins in the interim...

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