H.E. Dr. Rob Davies

Minister of Trade and Industry,

South Africa

Mr Davies is currently serving as the Minister of Trade and Industry. He was born on 12 May 1948. He holds a Doctorate degree in Political Studies from the University of Sussex; Masters degree in International Relations from the University of South Hampton in United Kingdom.

He has been a Member of Parliament since 1994, after serving both the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) with distinction. The Minister worked as a Professor and Co-Director of Centre for Southern African Studies at University of the Western Cape (UWC). During this period, he undertook policy research for ANC and Southern African Development Community (SADC).

He was a member of the South African Ministerial delegation to World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle in 1999; Doha in 2001; Cancun in 2003; and Hong Kong in 2005.