Mr. Gigaba is the current Minister of Finance in the Republic of South Africa as appointed on 31 March 2017. He was previously the Minister of Home Affairs, a portfolio he served in from 26 May 2014. Before that, he served as a Minister of Public Enterprises from 2009 to 2014. Minister Gigaba is a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and serves on its National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC). Minister Gigaba is a teacher by profession and an academic.