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Rob Davies

South Africa

Minister of Trade and Industry

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Created: 12th May 2009
Modified: 12th May 2009
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government of South Africa
Minister of Trade and Industry
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Rob Davies
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: May/12/1948
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009.

Academic Qualifications

    * Honours degree in Economics.
    * Masters degree in International Relations from the University of South Hampton,United Kingdom (UK).
    * Doctorate degree in Political Studies from the University of Sussex.

Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities

    * Member of Parliament since 1994.
    * Member of both the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) in Mozambique.
    * Returned to South Africa in August 1990 and worked in the Department of Economic Policy at ANC Head Office in Johannesburg.
    * Professor and Co-Director of Centre for Southern African Studies at University of the Western Cape (UWC).
    * He undertook policy research for ANC and Southern African Development Community (SADC).
    * Member of the South African Ministerial delegation to World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle (1999), Doha (2001), Cancun (2003) and Hong Kong (2005).
    * Led South African Delegation to the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP)-European Union.
    * Member of joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) since 1995.
    * Member of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly bureau and ACP Co-Vice President of the Human Rights.
    * Member of Eminent Persons Group put in place by the Global Coalition for Africa (2003).
    * Member of both Central Committee and Political Bureau of the SACP.

Source: Deputy Ministry of Trade and Industry

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