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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. (Pic: Lameez Omarjee, Fin24)
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. (Pic: Lameez Omarjee, Fin24)

Pretoria – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said he has “reined in” his newly-appointed adviser Professor Chris Malikane over an opinion piece he authored, promoting nationalisation.

Gigaba was speaking to journalists at Treasury, ahead of his trip to the US for the International Monetary Fund/World Bank Spring Meeting this week.

Responding to a question regarding the views of Malikane, an associate professor at the Wits School of Economics and Business Science, Gigaba said that South Africans should not become “agitated” by such opinions.

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