Duma Gqubule | The Speakers Firm

MEET Duma Gqubule

CEDT founder Duma Gqubule has spent the past two decades as a financial journalist, analyst, advisor and consultant on issues of economic development and transformation. As a financial journalist, he wrote extensively about economic policy and the pioneering black companies such as New Africa Investments Limited and Real Africa Investments Limited during the mid-1990s. His work was recognised and he later worked for the BEE Commission, chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s current deputy president. He was co-author of the commission’s landmark report, which was presented to former president Thabo Mbeki in 2001, after consultations with stakeholders over a period of 18 months. The historic report paved the way for the country’s current BEE laws and policies.​

He was also involved in landmark national and enterprise economic transformation initiatives and worked for numerous organisations in the public and private sector. These include the Department of Transport (senior policy advisor), the City of Johannesburg, Business Unity South Africa, the South African Mining Development Association and many large private companies. He was appointed by the Department of Trade & Industry to serve on a panel to evaluate the impact of the global financial crisis of 2008 to 2009 on BEE transactions.​

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Economics & Politics


This is how South Africa can eliminate poverty in three years

American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jnr went to Jamaica for a three-week writing retreat in January and February 1967, where he penned an economic manifesto called Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?.

Duma Gqubule | Education under siege

Six years after #FeesMustFall protests erupted on campuses across South Africa, the country is still far from achieving the goal of universal, free and quality tertiary education for all.


Wage bill not the main cause of Eskom’s financial woes


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