Professor Gumede holds a PhD in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Policy, among his other qualifications.
For eleven years, he held various senior government positions before joining academia. He has worked for various South African universities and has been affiliated to numerous institutions as a Board Member/ Advisor/ Fellow.
He has supervised over twenty Master and Doctoral students, published fifteen books and written various journal papers and book chapters. He has undertaken research projects for institutions both in and outside South Africa.
He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Development and Business Sciences at the University of Mpumalanga.
His webpage can be accessed at https://www.vusigumede.com/