William Gumede

The old ways have not worked for us

Africa needs to find new strategies to achieve ‘economic freedom’ and  ‘decolonisation’.

African Union must adapt to the winds of change

The organisation has to put the welfare of people first if it is to achieve the goals of Agenda 2063.

Rent-seeking is gobbling up our economy

When the politically connected keep gorging at the trough, bona fide black talent is kept back, writes William Gumede.

Honest politics needed to slay racism dragon

Black leaders who use the race card to hide their incompetence must not be tolerated, writes William Gumede.

Boost Africa’s economy with knowledge

African universities are under immense pressure to accelerate their developmental projects.

Time to end academia’s ivory trade

Universities must shift their focus and explore better ways of fostering a more democratic society.

If the ANC’s rivals are all right, what’s left?

Disillusioned ANC backers feel they don't have credible options, and a union-based body à la Brazil's Workers' Party could rebalance SA's democracy.

Complicated relationship holds Brics back

The members will have to make decisions both as allies and as competitors at next week's summit.

A tale of two writers

William Gumede and Ronald Suresh Roberts, who have both written books on President Thabo Mbeki, were given the same brief - to explore where the president's relationship with the media went wrong. Here are their different takes on the issue. Their articles were written independently from each other.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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