Tito Mboweni was awarded an honorary doctorate in economic science. A strong African National Congress (ANC) activist and leader, Mboweni served as the deputy head of the Department of Economic Policy in the party. He was chairperson of the National Executive Committee's Economic Transformation Committee, which co-ordinated the development of the ANC's economic policies.
In 1997, Mboweni was made head of the ANC's Policy Department. In May 1994 he was appointed the Minister of Labour in President Mandela's cabinet, a position he held until July 1998. Mboweni served as governor of the South African Reserve Bank from 1999 to 2009.
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