Mr Enoch Godongwana

Member of the National Assembly

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About Enoch Godongwana

Mr Enoch Godongwana was appointed Minister of Finance of The Republic of South Africa on the 5th of August 2021. He holds an MSc degree in Financial Economics from the University of London and is a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) since 1997.

He is the current chairperson of the ANC’s Economic Transformation sub-committee. Prior to his appointment as the Minister of Finance, Godongwana was the Chairperson of the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Among others, he has also been appointed to the Boards of the New Development Bank and Mondi plc, CEO of the Financial Sector Charter Council and Member of the Policy Board for Financial Services and Regulation.

He served in government as the Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Member of Parliament, Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, and a Member of the Executive Council in the Eastern Cape responsible for Finance, Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism.

Godongwana has a solid background in the trade union movement; having served in various leadership positions in one of South Africa’s largest industrial unions – the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa – including being its General Secretary from 1993 to 1997.

He also served on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU’s) Executive and Central Committees from 1992 to 1997 and was the chairperson of COSATU's Economic Development Task Force. He is one of the founding members of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) and participated in the drafting of a number of progressive labour legislation including the Labour Relations Act.


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2023 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 7 meetings

2022 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 8 meetings

2021 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 0 meetings

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Hon Chairperson, hon MECs present here, chairperson of the select committee, hon members, we have just emerged from a global financial crisis which has reversed a number of the gains ...


12 Apr 2011

Hon Chair, I think the fundamental issue in order to enter into this debate effectively is an understanding of the structural features of this economy. That would be particularly helpful. ...

Declaration of interests

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Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R59 176.73

12 133,34 Units

Standard Bank of SA Ltd

Unit Trust

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Trustee of the Hala Family Trust

Trust which holds various investments

Source Description Value

Amb. of Republic of Korea

Festive Season gift


Description Extent Location


Approx 1500sq.m.

East London

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

R44 000

10 647 Units

Standard Bank of SA Ltd

Unit Trust

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Trustee of Hala Family

Trust which hold various investments

Description Extent Location


Approx 1500 sq.m.

Stirling, East London