Manuel: S. Africa to have continuity

Manuel: S. Africa to have continuity

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel says there will be continuity in the government despite the controversial recall of President Thabo Mbeki.
Tutu: Mbeki recall 'deeply disturbing'

Tutu: Mbeki recall 'deeply disturbing'

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu says the recalling of South African President Thabo Mbeki is a "deeply disturbing" development for South Africa.

Barclay buys majority of South African bank

LONDON, May 9 (UPI) -- South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel agreed Monday to allow Barclay's Bank to acquire a majority stake in South Africa's biggest retail lender, Absa.

Barclay's to bid for stake in Absa

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- British banker Barclays will offer $5.15 billion for a majority-stake in South Africa's largest consumer bank, Absa.

Barclays seeks more S. African business

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Barclays, the British bank that left South Africa in 1986 after apartheid protests, may soon resume retail operations in the nation.

Analysis: O'Neill and Bono to rock Africa

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- They're an odd couple, to be sure, a middle-aged rock star and a silver-haired bureaucrat. But they have the blessing of the international community.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Bigger schism in US-EU trade spat possible

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- As President Bush prepares to meet with European Council President Jose Maria Aznar and European Commission President Romano Prodi on Thursday, there is mounting concern that a trade war could flare up across the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

World's poor call for trade, not aid

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's proposal to help poorer countries is unlikely to be effective unless the U.S. government actually listens to what recipients of development assistance have to say, South Africa's finance minister said Saturday.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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. In May 2009, he was re-assigned to head up a National Planning Commission by President Jacob Zuma shortly after the latter's inauguration.

Trevor Manuel was born in Kensington (Cape Town), during the apartheid era and classified as a Cape Coloured. His father was a civil servant, and he grew up and was educated in the city. He matriculated in 1973 and studied Civil and Structural Engineering, and later, during his detention, law.

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.

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