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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.

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.

Reflections on the road to elections

6 May 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   4
After a weekend of unconvincing political rallies, what’s a voter to do?

White collar work is going to be affected by 4IR

15 Apr 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   14
South Africa, be warned – you won’t like it.

Reflections on the road to May 8

3 Apr 2019 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   11
The economy could float or sink and Mr President must take risks.

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