Seán Mfundza Muller

Seán Mfundza Muller is a lecturer in economics at the University of Johannesburg, with an interest in issues pertaining to institutional integrity and social justice.

Use the workplace to stop socially embedded violence

The judicial system alone and appealing to miscreants has not stopped attacks on women

Just what is ‘economics for Africa’?

A relevant economics curriculum should include different schools of thought and students must learn to engage with these in a critical way

The university is not a factory

University managers try to churn out as many products as possible at as low a quality as they can get away with

Budget 2018: First steps towards a recovery, but at what cost?

Whether measures announced by Gigaba will stave off a downgrade by the remaining credit rating agency remains to be seen.

Free higher education in South Africa: Cutting through the lies and statistics

Zuma’s free higher education proposal is the worst kind of populism. It’s been sold as a radically progressive policy with no negative consequences.

JZ’s fees plan ‘reckless, regressive’

The president’s proposed policy for 2018 lacks the critical foresight to truly lay the groundwork to improve access to education

What the hijacking of South Africa’s Treasury means for the economy

The imposition of the fee-free higher education proposal on National Treasury without due consideration represents an escalation of state capture

SA needs to sober up to save itself from sickly SEOs

There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it's simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default.

Explainer: Why amendments to SA’s ‘Money Bills Act’ matter

The amendments to South Africa's Money Bills Act don't go far enough - for one, they do not address incoherence in Parliament's oversight of taxes.

Why Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom can’t be justified

A closer look at the supposed successes of Brian Molefe at the power utility, Eskom, shows that they are not what they have been made out to be.

South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?

It’s no exaggeration to say that the removal of Pravin Gordhan in South Africa, says Sean Mfundza Muller.

Explainer: the nitty-gritty of the annual budget

A lot more goes into the making of the final national budget than many realise. The process involves extensive legalities to ensure public oversight.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!