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Pravin Gordhan – Finance Minister, South Africa

Can South Africa progress without development aid?

South Africa has been told by the old colonial power, Britain, that it doesn't need development aid any more. Shaun Ley speaks to Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister. His national development plan seeks to raise more people out of poverty through economic growth. But his party, the ruling ANC, is facing an election, its union comrades are no longer playing ball, and growth has slowed. In reality, has the country Britain describes as Africa's economic powerhouse stalled?

(Image: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan(left) and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble(right). Credit: Reuters)

25 minutes


  • Wed 8 May 2013 08:06GMT
  • Wed 8 May 2013 19:06GMT