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Minister of Finance (South Africa)

South Africa
Minister of Finance
Enoch Godongwana
since 5 August 2021
National Treasury
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCyril Ramaphosa
Inaugural holderHenry Charles Hull
DeputyDavid Masondo
WebsiteNational Treasury

The minister of Finance is a minister in the Cabinet of South Africa who is the political head of the National Treasury. The minister of Finance is responsible for the financial management of government affairs, drawing up the budget, and developing economic policy (in cooperation with the minister of Economic Development and the minister of Trade and Industry). The minister of Finance is also responsible for the South African Revenue Service.

List, 1910–present

Name Portrait Term Party President
(since 1984)
Henry Charles Hull 1910-09-15 1912 SAP Louis Botha
(I) (II)
Jan Smuts 1912 1915-10-20 SAP
Henry Burton
Smuts Cabinet 1923.jpg
1915-10-20 1917 SAP
Thomas Orr 1917 1920-03-20 SAP
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Botha dies)
Henry Burton
Smuts Cabinet 1923.jpg
1920-03-20 1924-06-19 SAP Jan Smuts
(I) (II)
N.C. Havenga 1924-06-20 1939-09-04 NP J.B.M. Hertzog
(I) (II) (III) (IV)
J.F.H. Hofmeyer 1939-09-08 1948-05-25 UP Jan Smuts
(takes office after Hertzog resignation)
Jan Smuts
N.C. Havenga 1948-05-24 1954 HNP D.F. Malan
(I) (II)
E.H. Louw 1954 1956 HNP
Tom Naudé 1956 1958-04-15 HNP
T.E. Dönges 1958-04-16 1967 NP Strydom
Hendrik Verwoerd
(takes office after Strydom's death)
Hendrik Verwoerd
(I) (II)
Nico Diederichs 1967 1975 NP
B.J. Vorster
(takes office after Verwoerd's death)
B.J. Vorster
(I) (II) (III)
Owen Horwood 1975 1984 NP
P.W. Botha
(I) (II)
Barend du Plessis 1984 1992 NP
F.W. de Klerk
Derek Keys 1992 1994-09-19 NP
Nelson Mandela
(Government of National Unity)
Chris Liebenberg 1994-09-19 1996-04-04 None
Trevor Manuel 1996-04-04 2009-05-10 ANC
Thabo Mbeki
(I) (II)
Kgalema Motlanthe
(takes office after Mbeki resigns)
Pravin Gordhan 2009-05-11 2014-05-25 ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)
Nhlanhla Nene 2014-05-25 2015-12-09 ANC
David van Rooyen 2015-12-09 2015-12-13 ANC
Pravin Gordhan 2015-12-13 2017-03-31 ANC
Malusi Gigaba 2017-03-31 2018-02-27 ANC
Nhlanhla Nene 2018-02-27 2018-10-09 ANC Cyril Ramaphosa
Tito Mboweni[2] 2018-10-09 2021-08-05 ANC
Enoch Godongwana 2021-08-05 present ANC


  1. ^ "Determination salaries and allowances of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers Archived 29 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine", Proclamation No. 3 of 2015.
  2. ^ Pather, Ra'eesa (9 October 2018). "Nene out: Tito Mboweni appointed new finance minister". Mail & Guardian Online. Kiri Rupiah, Franny Rabkin. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
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