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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

White collar work is going to be affected by 4IR

South Africa, be warned – you won’t like it.

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