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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.

Two weeks into 2020 and already almost 6 000 jobs are on the line

Mostly due to politics and poor decisions rather than external factors.

The ANC’s 108th birthday bash: A masked ball

A splendid distraction from SA's socio-economic realities.

Regulators, tech giants and politics

It’s going to be a case of capitalism versus democracy this year. We will be watching to see who the real heavyweights are.

Will SA take advantage of emerging market opportunities in 2020?

It's doubtful - the signs are not good.

Traditional labour policies are hurting SA

The country needs a leader who will tell unions that reforms will be short-term, but must – and will – happen.

Eskom and SAA: The SOE project has failed

Tough love doesn’t work – let them go!

Why politics is holding SA back from the rest of the globe

The contortions of South Africa’s politics oblivious to the continuing globalisation and shifts occurring in the global economy and markets.

SAA strike builds a case for doing away with SOEs

An entity that creates such economic, political and social strife cannot be good for the nation.

Is another global recession on the horizon?

The German economy is giving us a warning sign.

Government bets on magical thinking

Can SA afford to keep throwing money into education and health systems that have not shown efficiency in using their allocated budgets?

Women feel the pinch as unemployment rises

In a country where the number of economically-inactive people exceeds 15m, young black women are the most blighted by unemployment.

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.
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