Former South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel defended the government’s $5 billion purchase of weapons in the late 1990s that opposition parties criticized for robbing health care and education of funds.
Trevor Manuel, South Africa’s former finance minister who heads the National Planning Commission, pledged his loyalty to the ruling African National Congress as he announced he was quitting parliamentary politics.
South African President Jacob Zuma put National Planning Commission head Trevor Manuel in charge of the country’s plans to expand infrastructure development in Africa, as local newspapers reported he may leave the Cabinet.
South Africa’s labor union movement is damaging industrial relations that have exacerbated widespread strikes in the continent’s largest economy, according to Trevor Manuel, a minister in President Jacob Zuma’s office.
The head of South Africa’s National Planning Commission, Trevor Manuel , has been named a joint chairman of a committee set up to design a Green Climate Fund to help poorer nations adapt to climate change.