William Gumede is Associate Professor, School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is Executive Chairperson of the Democracy Works Foundation and former Deputy Editor and Managing Editor of The Sowetan.During the anti-apartheid struggle, Gumede held several leadership positions in South African student, civics and trade union movements. He was a political violence mediator and area coordinator for the National Peace Committee during the multiparty negotiations for a democratic South Africa and was seconded to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He is the bestselling author of several books including, "Thabo Mbeki & the Battle for the Soul of the ANC” and "The Poverty of Ideas: South African Democracy and the Retreat of the Intellectuals" amongst several others.
Failures of southern African governing political parties have increased the social gap between ruling elites and citizens>William Gumede
Many southern African citizens have lost all trust in the leadership of governing parties and leadership elites.
African governments are increasingly clamping down on the internet, especially social media in an attempt to silence democratic opposition.
Many African countries lack appropriate transfer pricing laws, and if they do have, they may not have the resources to implement them.