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Charles Molele

Charles Molele

Charles Molele is a senior politics reporter at the Mail & Guardian. Charles joined the paper in 2011. He has covered general news, court and politics for the past 19 years, and also worked as a senior reporter for the Saturday Star, Sunday World, ThisDay, Sunday Times and is former politics editor of the New Age. Charles's other career highlights include covering Kenya's violent general elections (2007/08), Zimbabwe’s sham general elections (2008), Mozambique's food riots (2010) and the historic re-election of US President Barack Obama (2012).
Small-scale mining on the rise
Small-scale mining on the rise
The small-scale mining industry in Limpopo has weathered some challenging times, but there appears to be good news on the horizon, according to...
Cultivating agri-business in Limpopo
Cultivating agri-business in Limpopo
At the confluence of the mighty Shashe and Limpopo rivers in the north right up to the silver mists of Tzaneen, home of the Rain Queen, the Limpopo...
Gauteng department of sports under-spends budget
Gauteng department of sports under-spends budget
The Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Portfolio Committee, led by Joyce Pekane, received the Department’s 2015/2016 Annual Report on November 4...
New department of e-Government shows promise
New department of e-Government shows promise
The Department of e-Government, launched just over a year ago, is already making a significant impact on improving service delivery in Gauteng.
Roads and transport a mixed bag
Roads and transport a mixed bag
The Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s (GPL) Roads & Transport Portfolio Committee, led by Jacob Khawe took questions on the annual report for the...
Unqualified audit for health department
Unqualified audit for health department
During the past financial year, the Gauteng department of health has received an unqualified audit opinion. This follows a marked improvement in...
Trump's presidential campaign may not be the last to successfully use scare tactics
Trump's presidential campaign may not be the last to successfully use scare tactics
The art of fear-mongering was one of the most marked characteristics of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign which, rightly or wrongly, landed...
​Transformation of higher education is long overdue
​Transformation of higher education is long overdue
About a year ago, angry South African university students in the #FeesMustFall movement took to the streets and called for the immediate...
Cosatu dogfight leaves Vavi limping
Cosatu dogfight leaves Vavi limping
Arguments for the reinstatement of Zwelinzima Vavi, the suspended general secretary of trade union federation Cosatu, suffered a blow this week...
ANC: Who's afraid of EFF and Agang?
ANC: Who's afraid of EFF and Agang?
An internal ANC election survey that has found that the new kids on the block – the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Agang SA – are...
Cosatu rifts may impact on ANC's elections coffers
Cosatu rifts may impact on ANC's elections coffers
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini told journalists during the post central executive committee media briefing on Thursday that the federation is yet...
Dlamini supporters strike blow to Vavi's reinstatement hopes
Dlamini supporters strike blow to Vavi's reinstatement hopes
Attempts by Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi supporters to push the reinstatement of the suspended leader suffered a major...