Vusi Gumede Academy & Research is an intellectual project and professional network where individuals can discuss analytical questions, issues and exchange different views and perspectives.
Prof. Vusi Gumede in brief
Professor Vusi Gumede, a former Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg and a former Chief Policy Analyst in the Thabo Mbeki administration, is Professor at the University of South Africa. He was also Director of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (2013-2018).
He has published 2 books on the political economy of South Africa – the first was published by CODESRIA Press in 2015 and the second one was published by CAMBRIA Press in 2016 – and he is finalizing a third one.
He has also edited seven books on the political economy of development in Africa and published numerous journal papers, book chapters and essays. He is Editor-in-Chief of Africa Insight and Africanus as well as having guest edited various special issues (including Africa Development). His postgraduate training is in policy studies and economics – he holds a PhD in Economics...
There is no such a thing as inclusive capitalism.
22 July 2018
Barack Obama is indeed a great orator. His delivery of the sixteenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture was a marvel to witness at close range. Although he said many profound things and the sentiments many of us share, listening to him I still felt the same way as we marched to the United States and French embassies in Pretoria on 8 October 2011.
Mama Madikizela-Mandela fought a good fight
In a new book on Thomas Sankara, Aziz Salmone Fall says ‘it is said that behind every great man is a great woman. In the case of Thomas Sankara that woman is Mariam Serme. The courage and resistance of this great woman in the face of adversity is an example of resilience for all of Africa. She remains convinced that social progress cannot occur without a radical change in the status of women.
Old and new challenges for the States, the Nations and the Peoples of Africa
The 1955 Conference of Bandung declared the will of the Asian and African nations to reconquer their sovereignty and complete their independence through a process of authentic independent and consistent development to the benefit of all labouring classes. In 1955 most of the Asian and Middle East countries had reconquered their sovereignty in the aftermath of World War II