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Trevor Manuel 2015 Lansing Sexton at the Inside Prep Sports Fall Showcase
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Trevor Manuel 2015 Lansing Sexton scrimmage highlights
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Trevor Manuel: The role of students in achieving the goals of the National Planning Commission
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Judge for Yourself- Panel discussion- Minister Trevor Manuel, Dr Thabo Makgoba, Dr Louise van Rhyn
Judge for Yourself- Panel discussion- Minister Trevor Manuel, Dr Thabo Makgoba, Dr Louise van Rhyn
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Minister Trevor Manuel visits Siyazama Community Gardens in Khayelitsha
Minister Trevor Manuel visits Siyazama Community Gardens in Khayelitsha
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Trevor Manuel discussing Africa
Trevor Manuel discussing Africa's Economic Growth - Part 1
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Trevor Manuel pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
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Trevor Manuel / Government Panel: J-PAL & South African Government
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Trevor Manuel pays homeage to Madiba
Trevor Manuel pays homeage to Madiba
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Trevor Manuel Audience Q&A: Policy research organizations and the policy-making process (2 of 2)
Trevor Manuel Audience Q&A: Policy research organizations and the policy-making process (2 of 2)
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Minister Trevor Manuel on Statistics Part2
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A view fron the house:Trevor Manuel.avi
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Trevor Manuel - Social Justice, Equity, and Governance in a Rapidly Changing World (2011)
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HARDtalk with Trevor Manuel 1
HARDtalk with Trevor Manuel 1
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09 Speech by Trevor Manuel Pt 1
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Minister Trevor Manuel
Minister Trevor Manuel
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Trevor Manuel
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Trevor Manuel 2030, 18 November 2011
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Huntingdon College Trevor Manuel
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Trevor Manuel, has expressed concern about the state of education in South Africa.
Trevor Manuel, has expressed concern about the state of education in South Africa.
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Improving South Africa is a work in progress: Trevor Manuel
Improving South Africa is a work in progress: Trevor Manuel
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Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency: National Planning Commission (Part 1)
Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency: National Planning Commission (Part 1)
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Trevor Manuel - Davos Debates 2010
Trevor Manuel - Davos Debates 2010
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Trevor Manuel: The role of students in achieving the National Planning Commission
Trevor Manuel: The role of students in achieving the National Planning Commission's goals.
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Trevor Manuel Graces Launch of "The Mamelodi Voice" 1/3
Trevor Manuel Graces Launch of "The Mamelodi Voice" 1/3
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Minister Trevor Manuel at Free Marwan Barghouthi rally
Minister Trevor Manuel at Free Marwan Barghouthi rally
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Mr Trevor Manuel - International Consultative Seminar
Mr Trevor Manuel - International Consultative Seminar
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Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency talks on the National Plan
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Trevor Manuel Freshman Highlights
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Trevor Manuel: no IMF job for me
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Trevor Manuel: We Must walk in Madiba
Trevor Manuel: We Must walk in Madiba's footsteps
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Minister Trevor Manuel on Statistics Part1
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Top 10 Plays from 2013 Chick-Fil-A Classic: Seventh Woods, Theo Pinson, Thon Maker, & More!
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Finance Minister Trevor Manuel - Budget 2009
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Trevor Manuel Vision 2030, 16 November 2011
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Trevor Manuel on Statistics Part3
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Trevor Manuel delivered a speech on healing the nation
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Trevor Manuel Graces Launch of "The Mamelodi Voice" 2/3
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Trevor Manuel talks about tackling crises
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Trevor Manuel Speaking at the 2013 GDT Awards Evening
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Trevor Manuel Interview Morning Live
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Midday Live - Interview with Trevor Manuel Former South African Minister - 13/09/2013
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2013 Ibrahim Forum: Safety & Rule of Law Panel - Trevor Manuel 1
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Trevor Manuel, 14 November 2011
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Trevor Manuel
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Minister in The Presidency for National Planning Commission
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 May 2009
President Jacob Zuma
Minister of Finance
In office
1996–2006
Preceded by Chris Liebenberg
Succeeded by Pravin Gordhan
Personal details
Born (1956-01-31) 31 January 1956 (age 58)
Cape Town, South Africa
Nationality South African
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Maria Ramos
Alma mater Peninsula Technikon

Trevor Andrew Manuel (born 31 January 1956) is a South African politician, currently serving in the Cabinet of South Africa as Minister in the Presidency in charge of the National Planning Commission. Previously he was the Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009, during the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe; he was one of the country's longest-serving finance ministers.[1] In May 2009, he was re-assigned to head up a National Planning Commission by President Jacob Zuma shortly after the latter's inauguration.

Early life[edit]

Trevor Manuel was born in Kensington (Cape Town), during the apartheid era and classified as a Cape Coloured. His mother, Philma van Söhnen, was a garment factory worker, and his father, Abraham James Manuel, was a draughtsman.[2][3] According to Manuel's "family legend", his great-grandfather was a Portuguese immigrant; he had married an indigenous woman.[4] He grew up and was educated in the city. He matriculated from the prestigious Harold Cressy High School in 1973 and studied Civil and Structural Engineering, and later, during his detention, law.[citation needed]

Public life[edit]

Manuel entered public life in 1981 as the General Secretary of the Cape Areas Housing Action Committee, after which he became a National Executive member of the United Democratic Front (UDF). In September 1985 Manuel was detained and then banned until 31 August 1990. However, Manuel's ban was lifted on 25 March 1986 after it was ruled that it was not in line with the provisions of the Internal Security Act. On 15 August 1986 Manuel was again detained under the emergency regulations for almost two years until July 1988. He was released from detention under severe restrictions but promptly detained again in September 1988, this time until February 1989. His release came with stringent restriction orders.

Post-apartheid[edit]

Manuel at the Nelson Mandela memorial concert at the Cape Town Stadium in 2013

After the unbanning of the African National Congress (ANC), Manuel was appointed as deputy co-ordinator in the Western Cape Province. At the ANC's first regional conference in 1990 Manuel was elected publicity secretary. At the ANC's 1991 national conference Manuel was elected to the National Executive Committee. In 1992 Manuel became head of the ANC's Department of Economic Planning. Manuel was elected as an ANC Member of Parliament in 1994 and was appointed by President Nelson Mandela as Minister of Trade and Industry; two years later, in 1996, he was moved to the post of Minister of Finance.

The World Economic Forum selected Manuel as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" in 1994, and he has received numerous international awards and recognition for his accomplishments. He is regarded highly by a broad section of the South African public and is widely viewed as one of the most competent South African ministers.[who?]

South Africa reported its first budget surplus in 2007. A combination of increased prosperity, high commodity prices and a wider tax base were credited with the surge of revenue. Manuel increased spending for education, housing and sanitation.

In the 2002 election to the ANC's National Executive Committee, Manuel placed first. At the ANC conference in Polokwane in December 2007, he was again elected to the National Executive Committee, this time in 57th place with 1,590 votes.[5] In April 2008 Manuel was announced chancellor of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

In September 2008, the International Monetary Fund commissioned a "Committee on IMF Governance Reform", to be chaired by Manuel. This report was submitted in March 2009.[6]

Resignation and re-appointment[edit]

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (January 28, 2009. Davos)

On 23 September 2008, Trevor Manuel resigned as Finance Minister along with a number of other cabinet members after the resignation of President Thabo Mbeki, unsettling the financial market, but it was subsequently announced that he would be willing to continue to serve under the next president. Manuel explained the resignation as a principled gesture, and he expressed surprise at the market's reaction.[7] He was retained in his post in the cabinet of Mbeki's successor, Kgalema Motlanthe, which was announced on 25 September.[8]

Public spat with Jimmy Manyi[edit]

On 2 March 2011, Manuel published an open letter to Jimmy Manyi,[9] the spokesperson for the South African government, in which he accused him of racism and compared him to Hendrik Verwoerd. This letter was precipitated by the remarks that Manyi made about a change in the labour laws he had proposed in his previous position of Director-General of Labour. These changes affect the racial quota that employers in South Africa are to apply to their work force. Previously they needed to reflect the ethnic composition of the local community; this would now be changed to the composition of the country as a whole. Such a change would have severe consequences for the Coloured community of the Western Cape as well as for the Indian community of KwaZulu-Natal. For the former only 10% of jobs would be available in regions where they form a 60% majority. Manyi claimed that there was a "surplus" of Coloureds in the West-Cape and that this 'problem' should be solved by making the members of this community spread over other provinces—a solution similar to that of relocation under apartheid.

Manuel's sharp reaction to Manyi's remarks provoked an equally sharp response from Paul Ngobeni, a prominent backer of Jacob Zuma and John Hlophe.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Trevor Manuel married Maria Ramos on 27 December 2008.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Liebenberg
Finance Minister of South Africa
1996–2009
Succeeded by
Pravin Gordhan
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