25 June

  • Paul Jourdan

    Paul Jourdan is an African integrated development expert specialising in resource-based development strategies. He has wide experience working on economic growth & development in Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the SADC, West and East Africa. He spent 16 years in exile in Mozambique and Zimbabwe before returning to South Africa in 1991 to join National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). He  is the past President of Mintek, past Deputy Director-General in the DTI and past ANC DEP Minerals & Energy Policy Coordinator. He is currently acting Chair of the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), advisor to the governments of South Africa and Mozambique on their Spatial Development Initiative(SDI) programmes and was on the 2011 ANC State Intervention in the Minerals Sector (SIMS) research team. He has a BSc (geology), BA (African government), PGDip (geophysics), MSc (mineral economics) and PhD (politics)