Manuel appointed to World Bank panel

2012-10-21 11:11

Johannesburg - Planning Minister Trevor Manuel will head up an independent panel set up by the World Bank to review its Doing Business project.

The bank made the announcement on Friday.

The project produces an annual report that helps “catalyse business regulations and track progress on the implementation of reforms”. Its indicators are used in research by academics and development agencies.

Manuel will chair the panel that comprises former senior government officials from Brazil, Lebanon, China, Britain and South Korea.

They are expected to produce a report on the work of Doing Business and come up with a final report by May 15 next year.

This is a short-term assignment and Manuel will remain in his position as minister.

According to a World Bank statement, Manuel’s role will be to have “overall responsibility for ensuring smooth functioning of the panel’s deliberations, the development of needed content and the timely delivery of the panel’s recommendations”.

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-10-21 11:35

    Congraculation comdrade, you the heart of progressive movement. I know you will do well to represent the dignity of the land and her people. God bless

      etienne.devilliers.9085 - 2012-10-21 12:53

      He was my hero for a long time. But now he is just another thief designing our demise. He should have left politics and joined a banking group after his retirement as Finance Minister, like his wife. But now I doubt him as much as the crime syndicate he endorses.

  • liso.silwana - 2012-10-21 11:40

    congrats and we wish you all the best mr

  • nico.vandermerwe.54 - 2012-10-21 11:44

    Make him ANC president!

  • esethu3 - 2012-10-21 11:46


  • tshimomola.kenneth - 2012-10-21 11:47

    The capitalist as his best, we owe him our gratitude for creating such a stable economic conditions as much he owe us an explanation of suh economic growth did not yield any improvement in the masses. Washington recognise level headed people as much as they mess up at times.

      johann.enslin.9 - 2012-10-21 14:51

      Oh there was surplus, pity the ANC squandered it.

      wwrer.ww - 2012-10-22 09:43

      Zimbabwe happened. 250 milion % inflation.

      wwrer.ww - 2012-10-22 09:44

      Zimbabwe happened. 250 milion % inflation. 10 million refugees.

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-10-21 12:02

    For years he has been a stumbling block to our economic transformation and freedom agenda, as he was persuing narrow and conservetive liberal policies. It comes as no suprise to us that he has been rewarded by his pay masters! Relieve him of his duties imidiately as a minister!

      tjaart.fourie.3 - 2012-10-21 14:01

      goodness gracious go pick up a book or something you have no idea how talented this man is

      ike.jakson - 2012-10-21 16:43


  • jeremy.acton - 2012-10-21 12:22

    The job description shows that Manuel is required to be a SELLOUT to the IMF and World Bank New World Order agenda.

      bmalulekehlongwani - 2012-12-21 01:11

      All those knowing what this illuminati companies World Bank and IMF agenda is will think T. Manuel like Zumantasheramaphosa is also on line to sell our country to Evelyn Rothschilds and friends may he decline their offer

  • catherine.l.vanzyl - 2012-10-21 12:49

    lets start a support group of the PUBLIC PROTECTOR through all media links, lets show we have the PUBLIC PROTECTOR to protect us and put all money muchers in the eyes. if you munch our money we will put you in the eyes and let the law runs it course, lets make it really difficult to munch our bucks...SUPPORT THE PUBLIC PROTECTOR...ELEVATE THE OFFICE THROUGH OUR VOICES....let give them stick, those who are giving us a beating, lets stick it back to them!!!

  • mmaphongwana - 2012-10-21 13:07

    Wow... Yeah,there's power in him. All the best Chief.

  • kgotso.molefe.92 - 2012-10-21 13:08

    Congrats Mr Manuel. Pitty to see our own being reconized outside the country whilst not utilized home, just like Mr Mboweni was

  • Thabiso Jack Lawrance Nsingwane - 2012-10-21 14:08

    Halala, SA 's doing it globally

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-10-21 15:48

    Manuel for president

  • ike.jakson - 2012-10-21 16:42

    That should make Maria a happy lady.

  • moriri.mosweu - 2012-10-21 17:25

    They should just say an ANC delegate has been invited to the world bank to advice them on how they manage to resist the world recession.

  • denny.cray - 2012-10-21 17:35

    I wonder how many of these central planners have actually run one of the businesses that they are so hell bent on regulating. I'd be surprised if anyone on the panel had started a legitmate business of their own making a worthwhile product.

  • catherine.l.vanzyl - 2012-10-21 17:40

    WE don’t have a reliable government we only have a reliable PUBLIC PROTECTOR our new FUTURE government SUPPORT now our new government the PUBLIC PROTECTOR THULI MANDOSELA FOR PRESIDENT…VOTE HER IN AT MANGUANG!!!

      bmalulekehlongwani - 2012-12-21 01:00

      As South Africa we need to be independent, American companies like World Bank and IMF should be avoided before they do to us what they did to Jamaica and other countries.

  • bmalulekehlongwani - 2012-12-21 01:30

    I didn knw that T. Manuel has a link with illuminati. If he is not he will decline the call but if he is like zumantasheramaphosa he will accept. World Bank and IMF are American British companies working to impoverish countries. The Jamaican economic death is their deeds. South Africa becareful worthless dollar paper snakes are in our shores.

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