Tito we fine cartoon

Tito we fine

Tito “Weather the Storm” Mboweni – Cartoon

It’s great to see Tito buiding his career and progressing through the ranks. Wonkie wonders how far he is from that IMF job he’s rumoured to be gunning for.

It is interesting that Mervyn King, Tito Boweni’s equivalent in the UK was recently reported by the Telegraph as having turned down a substantial salary increase because “he did not feel it was appropriate in the current economic climate”. Personally I think it’s pretty weak of Mr King yielding to social and moral accountability like that – he could learn a lesson or two from Mr Mboweni.

For a comparison of what reserve bank governors around the world earn, check out the benchmarking article on PoliticsWeb.

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