Trevor Andrew Manuel is a South African politician who served in the government of South Africa as Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009, during the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe, and subsequently as Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission from 2009 to 2014 under former President Jacob Zuma.
Trevor Manuel was born in Kensington (Cape Town), during the apartheid era and was classified as a Cape Coloured. His mother, Philma van Söhnen, was a garment factory worker, and his father, Abraham James Manuel, was a draughtsman.
BORN: 31 January 1956 (age 65)
HOME TOWN: Cape Town, South Africa
SPOUSE: Lynne Matthews and Maria Ramos
CHILDREN: Govan Manuel (1986), Pallo Manuel (1989), Jaime Manuel (1992)
OCCUPATION: Civil Engineer
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