Current Minister of Finance in the Republic of South Africa since 31 March 2017. Previously the Minister of Home Affairs, a portfolio he served in from 26 May 2014. Before that, he served as a Minister of Public Enterprises from 2009 to 2014. Attained a Bachelor of Pedagogics (Education) degree in 1991; Master of Arts degree in Social Policy, majoring in Urban Affairs and Policy in 1993; a National Certificate in Economics and Public Finance in 2003. A member of the African National Congress and serves on its National Executive Committee and National Working Committee.