William Gumede is an associate professor at the School of Governance of the University of the Witwatersrand and author of South Africa in Brics: Salvation or ruination? (Tafelberg). He is also the executive chairperson of the Democracy Works Foundation.

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Jobs-for-pals ANC needs a business model

The ANC has been managing its own finances and administration with the same incompetence it has often managed the government, writes William Gumede.

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Prosecutions will make Zondo a bigger success

The Zondo commission, with all its limitations, including that some of the bigwigs of grand corruption have evaded it, should be deemed successful, ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | After 54 years of misrule in Togo, the Gnassingbé dynasty has ...

The West African country’s president Faure Gnassingbé has many human right violations to answer for

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Wage cut alone won’t fix public service problem

Freezing the public service wage bill on its own will not slash debt. Nor will it boost performance or increase value for money, writes William ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Split will be the end of the ANC as we know it

A split in the ANC, which is inevitable, will either lead to the total demise of the currently all-powerful governing party or at least result in a ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Back to Stalingrad: the long Cyril-Ace war has only just begun

Magashule is using every tactic he learned from Zuma to ensure he wins the ANC power battle, no matter how long it takes

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Blind loyalty will lead us down a blind alley

Uncritical, unquestioning and slavish loyalty to leaders, the party and decisions is the main reason for the astonishing levels of corruption, ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | SA should learn from South Korea and jail Zuma

SA’s judiciary, prosecuting authorities and the Zondo commission could learn from their peers in South Korea on how they dealt decisively with their ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | For the sake of Africa, Chad must seize this rare chance for ...

The death of  president Idriss Déby is an opportunity to establish a transitional government of national unity

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Politicians' fears feed attacks on judiciary

Refusal to be held accountable for wrong-headed decisions, unconstitutional policies and corruption is the main reason for persistently loud attacks ...