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Vusi Gumede

Vusi Gumede

    ​Government’s economic plans all sound the same. We need a socioeconomic overhaul
    ​Government’s economic plans all sound the same. We need a socioeconomic overhaul
    The early 1990s were tricky, a fact that is easily forgotten. The fall of the Berlin Wall had major implications for many, if not all, political...
    Constitution demands radical change
    Constitution demands radical change
    As we celebrate 20 years of South Africa’s Constitution, it is obvious that we should reflect on what it stands for and whether the ideals it...
    Global goals ignore needs of the South
    Global goals ignore needs of the South
    The 70th session of the United Nations general assembly has endorsed the so-called sustainable development goals (SDGs), or global goals, as the...
    South Africa seems to be losing its way
    South Africa seems to be losing its way
    The "new" South Africa has turned 21. Many things happen at this age and beyond. In the case of human beings, for instance, the proverbial golden key...
    Radical economic transformation remains a pipedream
    Radical economic transformation remains a pipedream
    The Minister of Finance gave a promising 2015 budget speech, but listening to the president responding to the debates...
    Time for Africa to go back to its roots
    Time for Africa to go back to its roots
    As a point of departure, it is important to acknowledge that we know a lot about the challenges confronting the African continent today. Equally,...
    Transformation: SA needs substantial policy reforms
    Transformation: SA needs substantial policy reforms
    The economy is stuck in low gear. Poverty and inequality remain disturbingly prevalent, especially for a country with a high per capita income. I...
    Western model falls flat in Africa
    Western model falls flat in Africa
    The World Economic Forum (WEF), like similar institutions and forums, is fascinating in many respects, and the same goes for the WEF on Africa,...
    Our future needs a future
    Our future needs a future
    History continues to judge Africans harshly. A fundamental reality is that Africa is behind other continents in many respects and the youth of...
    A new world order
    A new world order
    Eric Hobsbawm's exposition is constrained by the main question he asked in the Mail & Guardian recently ('Beyond the free market”, November 6). He argues that 'only...
    The time is ripe
    The time is ripe
    A world-renowned scholar of public policy, Yehezkel Dror recently emphasised that policy and politics "closely interact, often overlap, and cannot...