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Pravin Gordhan

Pravin Gordhan at Democracy Works Live Streaming Debate

Watch the recorded live video here. 31st July 2017

Pravin Gordhan Former South African Minister of Finance attended the recent Democracy Works Debate which was held at Wits University. Dialogue on Democracy Defenders in South Africa was the discussion. Democracy Defenders are the lifeblood of any healthy democracy. Whether they are investigative journalists or whistle-blowers, ethical officials or community activists, Democracy Defenders take great personal risk in fighting for freedom, accountability, human rights and basic democratic principles. Gordhan says, “Democracy without social justice is a democracy that has serious deficits.”

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Pravin Gordhan Background:

Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan (born 12 April 1949) is a South African politician and former Minister of Finance, a position he had held from 2009-2014, and again from 2015-2017. He is also the former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, serving from 2014–2015. Jacob Zuma replaced Gordhan on 30 March 2017, during a controversial cabinet reshuffle, with Malusi Gigaba in the light of Gordhan allegedly holding secret meetings to undermine the government during a trade trip to London.