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Mamokgethi Molopyane is a mining and labour analyst. She’s also the founder of Creative Voodoo Consulting. She’s done work in the biofuel, forestry, mining, energy and space industries.

Quantity vs quality: SA’s job-creation dilemma

Would government enable an environment that allows businesses to simply create jobs?

Why the economic plan will remain in the discussion corridors

Instead of becoming a workable blueprint.

The dangers in overstaying your welcome

The real threat in South Africa is politicians who fail to learn from the worsening conditions and subsequent failures of once-thriving countries.

SA’s leadership is missing in action

Confronted with the reality of femicide and xenophobia, the president quietly retreated instead of providing direction.

Smoke and mirrors

Africa has little to show for its efforts at the G7 and Ticad meetings, where powerful nations’ self-interest was top priority.

The poison of politics is a risk to us all

The state is being reduced to a tool in the hands of those with sinister intentions.

When politicians ignore the rulebook…

Years of shrugging off responsibility is manifesting in the actions of citizens.

How government can achieve its ‘entrepreneurial state’ vision

Provide two key elements – flexibility and stability. And leave the risk-taking to others.

Building an ‘entrepreneurial state’

Politicians are clutching at straws thinking they can replicate Silicon Valley in SA.

Addressing deep-rooted challenges urgently

It takes time to solve embedded issues such as poverty, but SA is in need of some quick wins that only collective work on shared goals can achieve.

Labour market change is necessary, and it needn’t hurt

France modified its strict and rigid labour legislation to allow for more private sector flexibility when it comes to working hours and pay – and SA should consider all options.

Fiddling and fighting while the economy withers

Raging political battles are taking centre stage at the expense of action in the war against SA’s economic crisis.

Will the ANC NEC rally behind Ramaphosa?

South Africa’s biggest crisis isn’t economic or social. It’s political.

Lessons from the elections: Adapt or die

SA’s political parties are at a crossroads.

Reflections on the road to elections

After a weekend of unconvincing political rallies, what’s a voter to do?
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