Policy paralysis and compromises mean inclusive development continues to elude the country.
In the government's description of radical economic transformation, actually, there is very little economic transformation, let alone a 'radical' one.
The continent needs a new economic model that will benefit all its inhabitants – not just a few, writes Vusi Gumede.
The recently released census results confirm that South Africa's social and economic transformation has been slow.
The World Economic Forum is fascinating in many respects, and the same goes for the WEF on Africa, which met recently in Cape Town.
History continues to judge Africans harshly. A fundamental reality is that Africa is behind other continents in many respects.
A new world order is in the making, argues Vusi Gumede, where having a meal is just as important as civil rights.
A world-renowned scholar of public policy, Yehezkel Dror, recently emphasised that policy and politics "closely interact and cannot be separated".