Whilst speculation grows as to whether Trevor Manuel will stay or go as Thabo Mbeki leaves office as the State President, I could not help wonder who might be considered a good candidate for the job when the day comes.
South Africa is only a year away from a new president and with economic risks mounting, foreign investors are apprehensive about who will head the continent's most important finance ministry.
Will market favourite Trevor Manuel, one of the world's longest serving finance ministers, stay on in the office he has held since 1996?
Analysts say they are also looking to see how many of Manuel's key civil servants at the Treasury stay on.
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