Vusi Gumede

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A new continental free trade agreement is here: But what about the regional economic communities?

The agreement could go beyond economics towards the political unification of Africa

Make the SA economy work for graduates

The country needs an economic policy that takes account of the skill sets we currently have

Another new dawn for South Africa

The country is missing a viable social policy

SA’s social policies must be resurrected

As with economics, the state is rudderless, which requires a return to the ideals of the Constitution and a developmental state

SA’s great expectations are justified

As change seems finally within reach, we must assess the political work that needs to be done

The state does have ways to radically transform SA

But a social compact on the economy is needed for radical economic transformation to gain traction

Oxfam report scratches the surface of global inequality solutions

Report on the divide between rich and poor makes weak suggestions about how to fix it.

Africa’s lessons from the global economic crisis

The continent needs to future-proof itself by crafting a new, inclusive socioeconomic system.

​Government’s economic plans all sound the same. We need a socioeconomic overhaul

In his latest book on economic and social inclusion, Vusi Gumede addresses the question of how to get the country back on track.

Constitution demands radical change

This starts with the economy. And a look back at 20 years of our founding document reveals how far we have come and how far we still have to go.

SA needs to overturn state-capital relations, if not society itself

Even with the hegemony of global capital, a keen understanding of the political economy can lead to South Africa’s development, writes Vusi Gumede.

Global goals ignore needs of the South

Africa relies on policies that have failed – even in the countries it borrowed them from.

Press Releases

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Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up