Post-Apartheid South Africa: Economic and Social Inclusion

by Vusi Gumede

About Vusi Gumede

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. Before that, he was a researcher at the National Institute for Economic Policy – he also taught economics at the University of Durban-Westville where he obtained his Masters of Commerce in Economics. He is affiliated with numerous institutions as board or committee member or a fellow. He has also been, among other things, a Distinguished Africanist Scholar with the Institute for African Development at Cornell University and a Yale World Fellow with Yale University, among other fellowships and/or visiting scholarships. He holds postgraduate qualifications in economics and policy studies, including a PhD in economics, obtained in 2003 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is the author of Political Economy of Post-Apartheid South Africa (CODESRIA Press), coeditor of Unite or Perish: Africa Fifty Years After the Founding of the OAU and of Regenerating Africa to Bring African Solutions to African Problems (AISA Press), and he has been guest editor of special issues of Africa Development and Africa Insight, and he has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and essays. He has also written and co-written numerous research reports, edited and co-edited collections of essays and is a member of various editorial boards of journals.


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