Mamokgethi Molopyane

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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.

These are the days of a reactionary labour movement

Organised labour is responsible for its own weakening status and influence.

Minimum wage: a burden or lifeline for the economy?

An upswing in wages may boost the economy, but it won’t solve the unemployment crisis.

Labour needs to regain credibility

May Day messages rang hollow.

Cosatu’s failure to govern

How will Sdumo Dlamini spin himself out of this one?

‘New dawn’ will remain fictional unless persistent structural issues are resolved

Ramaphosa’s government needs to address issues such as poverty, unemployment and education reform.

The Japanese lesson for SA

Mr President and Business South Africa, consider lessons from the East.

Don’t be fooled by the Davos/Ramaphosa hype

Now that the road show to Davos is over, this is what South Africa must do.

SA workers must brace for a dark new year

The SACP out of the ANC NEC, into the cold, but where does this leave Cosatu?

A ruling party in turmoil affects all South Africans

With the poor suffering the most.

Private sector, you too are responsible for our economic woes

SA’s private sector refusal to invest in the country increases unemployment and simultaneously sentences the economy to collapse.

A leadership vacuum and bad policies

That’s why poverty and inequality persist.

It was a bad winter for the economy

The coming spring looks less promising; perhaps a lesson from the East will do.

An uninspiring policy conference quickly to be forgotten

No new dawn was ushered; instead it revealed a ruling party running out of ideas.

Outdated political ideology is the sick man of this country

Essential reading for the ANC as it prepares for its policy conference later this month.

Quarterly labour force figures paint a grim picture

The reality and facts are awful, and we must face them.



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