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.

SAA strike builds a case for doing away with SOEs

18 Nov 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   44
An entity that creates such economic, political and social strife cannot be good for the nation.

Is another global recession on the horizon?

15 Nov 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   7
The German economy is giving us a warning sign.

Government bets on magical thinking

6 Nov 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   36
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

31 Oct 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   5
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

15 Oct 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   13
Would government enable an environment that allows businesses to simply create jobs?

Why the economic plan will remain in the discussion corridors

7 Oct 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   22
Instead of becoming a workable blueprint.

The dangers in overstaying your welcome

26 Sep 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   14
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

10 Sep 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   36
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

8 Aug 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   16
The state is being reduced to a tool in the hands of those with sinister intentions.

How government can achieve its ‘entrepreneurial state’ vision

23 Jul 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   6
Provide two key elements – flexibility and stability. And leave the risk-taking to others.

Building an ‘entrepreneurial state’

16 Jul 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   13
Politicians are clutching at straws thinking they can replicate Silicon Valley in SA.

Addressing deep-rooted challenges urgently

8 Jul 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   16
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

12 Jun 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   6
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?

5 Jun 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   15
South Africa’s biggest crisis isn’t economic or social. It’s political.

Lessons from the elections: Adapt or die

13 May 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   7
SA's political parties are at a crossroads.

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