Fred Khumalo Columnist

The thing about Trevor Manuel is that he is not easy to ignore. Without a doubt, he will be remembered as democratic SA’s most influential cabinet minister so far.

We know that his lefty detractors won’t forgive him and his travelling mate Thabo Mbeki for phasing out the pro-poor Reconstruction & Development Programme in favour of the pro-capitalist Growth, Employment & Redistribution plan.

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 exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now