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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).
​Debating the meaning of Africa
​Debating the meaning of Africa
What is the meaning of Africa? Who qualifies to be called an African, and who doesn’t? What is decolonisation in Africa? How many universities in...
​Developing skills for the industrialisation of Limpopo
​Developing skills for the industrialisation of Limpopo
In 1995 the Limpopo economy was the second smallest in the country, but by 2014 it had grown to 7% of the country's GDP. Limpopo's average change...
​Benefits of airports economy largely untapped
​Benefits of airports economy largely untapped
Polokwane International Airport, formerly known as the Pietersburg Gateway International Airport, is a strategic catalyst for economic development...
Nature’s bounty: Agro-processing high on the agenda
Nature’s bounty: Agro-processing high on the agenda
That Limpopo is abundantly blessed in food is no matter of conjecture; vast quantities of fruit and vegetables are exported from the province....
EU-based companies eye SADC investment opportunities
EU-based companies eye SADC investment opportunities
Some major multinational conglomerates of the European Union (EU) are looking to invest in southern Africa as there will be increasing growth and...
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...