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William Gumede

William Gumede, communications educator. Council member Institute Democracy South Africa, Pretoria; judge Impumelelo Innovation Awards' Trust, Cape Town; chairman Media Institute Southern Africa, Johannesburg; director Broad Daylight Films Foundation; editorial advisory board African Arguments Books Series, Royal African Society, London; trustee Johannesburg Book Café Jozi.

Education

  • Master of Arts, Cardiff University.

Career

  • Program director Africa Asia Center, SOAS, London, since 2008. Honorary associate professor School Public & Development Management, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, since 2009. Deputy editor Sowetan, Johannesburg.

    Course leader Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute, New School University, New York City. Political conflict mediator, area coordinator National Peace Committee South Africa, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Senior associate & Oppenheimer fellow St. Antony College, Oxford University, England.

    Clive Menell fellow Terry Sanford Institute Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Postglobal editorial panel Washington Post, since 2009. Senior associate SFA, Oxford, since 2009.

    Economic advisor Development Bank Southern Africa, Johannesburg, since 2009.

Works

  • Author: (book) Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the African National Congress (Unesco Noma award, 2006), The Democracy Gap: Africa's Wasted Years, Boom or Bust: Learning from the East Asian Economic Miracle, A kite's journey over Africa.

Membership

Council member Institute Democracy South Africa, Pretoria. Judge Impumelelo Innovation Awards' Trust, Cape Town. Chairman Media Institute Southern Africa, Johannesburg.

Director Broad Daylight Films Foundation. Editorial advisory board African Arguments Books Series, Royal African Society, London. Trustee Johannesburg Book Café Jozi.

Connections

  • Married Ylva Margareta Rodny.
  • spouse: Ylva Margareta Rodny.
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  • 2008
    Program director, Africa Asia Center
    London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • 2009
    honorary associate, professor School Public & Development Management
    Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa