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    Minister Rob Davies , Dr

       • Date of Birth: 12 May 1948
    Current Position
       • 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, UK.
       • Doctorate degree from the University of Sussex in Political Studies.

    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 1990-1994.
       • Undertook policy research for ANC and Southern African Development Community (SADC) 1990-1994.
       • 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.
       • Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) since 1995-2005.
       • Member of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly Bureau and ACP Co-Vice President of Human Rights 2003-2005.
       • 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.

    Contact Details
        Postal Address:
    Private Bag X 274
    Pretoria, 0001
    Telephone: +27 (12) 394-1568
    Facsimile: +27 (12) 394-2568