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 | It’s no good blaming the constitution for one’s failures

African ruling parties change constitutions because they do not want to be held accountable for corruption, incompetence and violence against ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | It is impossible for the ANC to renew itself while it is in ...

South Africans must now accept this sobering reality and start to look at alternative parties and leaders to build a better life for all citizens, ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Thanks to the ANC, we have a corrupted view of what ...

As corruption in the ANC and government becomes entrenched, the corruption of policies has also become so common that the frequently used argument ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | We need a new national unity in grief as Covid disrupts the ...

We need to find ways to grieve as individuals, and also collectively as a nation, or we risk grief becoming chronic, unleashing new emotional, ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Governing parties must put the country’s interests first, not ...

A governing party must at all times govern in the interest of the country, not in the interests of the party or its leaders, William Gumede writes.

WILLIAM GUMEDE | The 'united in graft' strategy will destroy the ANC

SA may have to wait until the party is out of power before seeing the corrupt prosecuted, writes William Gumede.

WILLIAM GUMEDE | New laws are needed to make coalitions work

Citizens voted for no single party to have an absolute majority. They voted for coalitions. Political parties must take the will of voters seriously, ...

WILLIAM GUMEDE | FW de Klerk has undermined race relations in SA

How? By not acknowledging apartheid as a crime against humanity or coming clean about atrocities

WILLIAM GUMEDE | ANC must give De Ruyter full backing against vested interests

Eskom will remain a 'dead horse' if the ruling party does not summon the political will to support the CEO, writes William Gumede.

WILLIAM GUMEDE | Don’t kill off SA’s rich diversity

The rise of small parties, many of them based on ethnicity, can be explained by parties like the ANC and EFF that favour only people like themselves ...