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 | Cyril, light a fire under JZ and Ace, and hopefully they’ll ...

Nothing is going to placate the cabal, so get rid of allegedly corrupt leaders and let them form their own party

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Parasitic fixers are breaking our country

SA has created a new class of political fixers, frontmen and women, and go-betweens who do nothing but link those not politically connected to top ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Out with political connectedness, in with merit before SA ...

Public- and private-sector concerns have been at the mercy of incompetents for too long, putting SA on the back foot

WILLIAM GUMEDE | How real BEE can help ordinary folk

Black economic empowerment, one of the most wasteful, costly and ineffective redistribution strategies devised in any post-colonial society since the ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Now, more than ever, consumers need protection

The Covid-19 financial crisis is likely to worsen the abuse of citizens' rights by the government and the private sector.

WILLIAM GUMEDE | It’s our turn to be eaten: corruption is deadly, and we don’t ...

Many citizens have yet to link job losses and public service delivery failures to government corruption

WILLIAM GUMEDE | SA becoming a country of parallel states

The continuing breakdown of the rule of law, the uncontrolled corruption and the collapse of public service delivery without holding culprits ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Let us not be the victims of narcissistic leaders like Zuma ...

SA, like many post-colonial African societies, appears to have a disproportionate number of narcissistic political leaders in powerful positions, ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | The ANC won’t reform until its supporters give it a shock

The ANC’s astonishing record of corruption, incompetence and indifference in government is causing political symptoms similar to post-traumatic ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Municipalities have to clean up their acts. If they don’t, ...

Local governments must gather the will to fight corruption, inefficiency as cash dwindles, but they’ll need help

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