CEDT founder Duma Gqubule is a leading South African commentator and public speaker on issues related to economic development and transformation who has participated in many national economic policy forums.
Gqubule has conducted numerous research reports on mining and economic development and case studies on natural resource governance in South Africa, the rest of Africa, Latin America and Europe for organisations such as the Mapungubwe Intsitute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Action Aid South Africa (AASA) and Transnet, the state-owned South African transport company.
He has conducted case studies on the following countries: Russia, UK, Norway, Finland, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela and most African countries with natural resources, including: Mozambique, DRC, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Togo, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mauritania)
He produced a series of reports on transformation in the Mining Industry for South African Mining Development Association, which were presented at the Mining for Change Conference in 2010: These included:
Harnessing South Africa’s Mineral Resources for Economic Development: Lessons and Experiences from Abroad
Economic Transformation of South Africa’s Mining Industry: Facts and Figures
Black Ownership in the Mining Industry: Facts and Figures