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Vusi Gumede

Vusi Gumede

Vusi Gumede is a professor at the University of South Africa. One of his recent books is titled Economic and Social Inclusion in Post-apartheid South Africa (Cambria Press)
SA’s social policies must be resurrected
SA’s social policies must be resurrected
Unisa recently hosted a conference in honour of the late Dr Zola Skweyiya and some of the sessions focused on the role he played as a Cabinet...
SA’s great expectations are justified
SA’s great expectations are justified
The wind of change is blowing in South Africa following the election last month of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the ANC. There is a renewed...
The state does have ways to radically transform SA
The state does have ways to radically transform SA
It is becoming clear that radical economic transformation is bigger than just inclusive growth. The government and the ANC, at least as far the...
Oxfam report scratches the surface of global inequality solutions
Oxfam report scratches the surface of global inequality solutions
Oxfam International has released yet another illuminating report. Focusing on inequality, it confirms what most people know: a few men own wealth...
Africa's lessons from the global economic crisis
Africa's lessons from the global economic crisis
The global economy remains in a severe crisis, one that in effect started in 2007. Reprieve is not near, hence its characterisation as the “great...
​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,...