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Prof. Vusi Gumede in brief

Vusi Gumede is a Professor at the University of South Africa and Director of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute.

Previously, he was an associate professor at the University of Johannesburg. Among other lecturing jobs, he lectured public policy during 2009‑2014 at the erstwhile Graduate School of Public and Development Management of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

He worked for the South African government in various capacities for about 12 years – he was chief policy analyst, among other things, in The Presidency. 

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RECENT ARTICLE

Global inequality requires concrete solutions.
Mail & Guardian Opinion article 24-30January 2017 

Oxfam International has released yet another illuminating report. Focusing on inequality, it confirms what most people know: a few men own wealth equal to the bottom half of the world’s income distribution. The report proposes a human economy that will prioritise 99% of people, given that the current economy benefits the 1%. .

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RECENT REFLECTIONS

What does Africa really want?
June 2016

As we celebrate yet another Africa Day, the question of what Africa really wants (and or what Africans, wherever they are, want) cannot be avoided. This question is forever lingering, and it becomes sharpened when Africa interacts with the rest of the world. The question must be confronted or posed directly especially given the fuzzy and amorphous relations between Africa and the rest of the world, China included.

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YOUR SUBMISSION

Riding against the Tide? Continental Free Trade Area and the future of Regional Integration in Africa. 
Samuel O Oloruntoba and Christopher C Nshimbi
At a time when the ultra-conservative elements in Europe and the United States of America are sounding the death kernel of a liberal international order, African countries are taking a new turn towards the crystalisation of the ambitious continentalintegration agenda of forming a continental free trade area (CFTA) by October 2017. 

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