Official visit of the Secretary-General to South Africa (Pretoria - Johannesburg, 15 July 2008)


During his official visit to South Africa, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría met in Pretoria with:

  • Mr. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki, President of the Republic of South Africa
  • Mrs. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa
  • Mr. Trevor Manuel, Minister of Finance
  • Mrs Naledi Pandor, Minister of Education
  • Mr. Membathisi Mphumzi Shepherd Mdladlana, Minister of Labour
  • Representatives from the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC)
  • Mr. Kgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President and Mr. Gwede Mantashe, Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC)
  • Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Director-General, Treasury

They discussed the country's economic situation and prospects, notably during a workshop devoted to the first's OECD Economic assessment of South Africa. Mr. Gurría also held a joint press conference in Johannesburg with the Minister of Finance, for the release of the Economic Assessment.

Useful links:

  • OECD work on South Africa:
  • Joint Statement by the South African Minister of Finance, Trevor A. Manuel, and the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, regarding Enhanced Engagement between South Africa and the OECD



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