Stephen Gelb

Stephen Gelb (1955) is executive director of the EDGE Institute in Johannesburg and visiting professor in development studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. He started his career as an activist in the Canadian anti-apartheid movement in 1976. Returning to South Africa in 1984, he was an advisor to the South African Council of Churches, the UDF and the African National Congress. Since 1994, he has been a consultant to South African government departments and agencies, including the Office of the President, Treasury, Department of Trade and Industry, and international agencies such as the NEPAD Secretariat. He has taught at York University in Toronto, the New School for Social Research in New York and the Universities of Durban-Westville, Natal, and the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has published two books and many articles on South African economic and political issues.