Vusi Gumede Research & Publications is an intellectual platform to engage critical issues.
To Think Through Socio-Economic
and Political Issues in Africa and the World at Large.
Prof Vusi Gumede holds a PhD in Economics (2003), MCom in Economics (1999) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Policy (2009), among his higher qualifications. For eleven years, he held various senior government positions before joining academia.
He has worked for various South African universities and has been affiliated to numerous institutions as a Board Member/Advisor/Director/Fellow/Associate/Reviewer/Facilitator/Panel Member/Trustee/Honorary Professor. He has supervised over twenty Masters and Doctoral students, published fifteen books, over forty journal articles and book chapters as well as written many working papers and research reports. He has undertaken research projects for institutions both in and outside South Africa. He is currently the Dean for the Faculty of Economics, Development and Business Sciences at the University of Mpumalanga in South Africa.
Prof Gumede has held fellowships in Botswana, Brazil, United States, Britain & South Africa, including as Distinguished Africanist Scholar with the Institute for African Development at Cornell University and Yale World Fellow at Yale University. He has delivered over fifty conference papers, including as keynote speaker. He has written over one hundred opinion articles and blogs. Among his current positions, he is a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council in South Africa, Board member of Southern African Institute for Policy & Research in Zambia, Vice-President of the South African Association of Political Studies, Chairperson of the Pan-African Federalist Movement’s External Affairs Commission, member of the African Union High Level Panel on Democracy and Governance, Editorial Advisor of African Peer Review Mechanism Occasional Paper Series, member of the National Research Foundation Social Sciences and Humanities Standing Review Panel, Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, Editor-in-Chief for Africanus (Journal of Development Studies) & Africa Insight as well as a member of Editorial Boards of six other journals.