Tito Mboweni
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Tito Mboweni
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Reserve Bank of South Africa Governor
In office
August 1999 – November 2009
Preceded byChris Stals
Personal details
Titus Mboweni

(1959-03-16) March 16, 1959 (age 62)
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur

Tito Mboweni is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Nampak. He previously served as Governor of the South African Reserve bank as well as Minister of the Department of Labour. Mboweni also served as a Professor in Economics at Stellenbosch University. He stepped down as chairperson of AngloGold Ashanti Limited in February 2014.[1]


in June 2015, Tito Mboweni had a war of words with Zimbabwe's Jonathan Moyo over what he termed, hindering economic progress in Zimbabwe. According to him. He wrote in separate tweets:

"Jonathan Moyo irritates me. writes fairy tales, shops in SA for basic things and talks such rubbish whilst his people suffer. Prof my foot!

A couple of years ago, I was instructed to work on an economic revival program for Zim together with Gono, Trevor and Herbert Murerwa.

It came to nothing because of people like the supposed Prof. Meanwhile back at the ranch, Zimbabweans are suffering. That's the reality.


In response, Jonathan Moyo tweeted back that he wasn't even in government at the time of Twitter's supposed consultancy:

I was in politburo Dec 2000 to Dec 2004 & now Since Dec 2010. Never had of failed @tito_mboweni consultancy in Zim! [3]


  1. Tito Mboweni, Who's Who SA, Retrieved:17 June 2015,
  2. [1] "Twitter", Published: 16 June 2015, Retrieved: 17 June 2015
  3. [2] "Twitter", Published: 17 June 2015, Retrieved: 17 June 2015