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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).
Celebrating a selfless leader
Celebrating a selfless leader
This year offers South Africans a rare opportunity to understand Oliver Reginald (OR) Tambo up-close, according to Linda Vilakazi, chief executive...
Remaining a 'trusted and very much loved' leader
Remaining a 'trusted and very much loved' leader
At street demonstrations these days, it is not uncommon to hear one struggle song — Uma kungaqhamuka uTambo esibona sinje,...
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr Sam Motsuenyane
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr Sam Motsuenyane
Dr Sam Motsuenyane, the doyen of black business, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Township Entrepreneurship Awards on...
Business 'changing the rules of the game
Business 'changing the rules of the game
Amid the clinking of champagne glasses in celebration of winners at the annual Township Entrepreneurship Awards (TEAs) in Brakpan, Gauteng MEC for...
Linda Mnisi of Soweto TV named M&G Community Media Journalist of the Year
Linda Mnisi of Soweto TV named M&G Community Media Journalist of the Year
The inaugural M&G Community Media Journalist of the Year Award was won by newcomer and Soweto TV journalist Linda Mnisi at the annual Township...
'Overseeing the overseer'
'Overseeing the overseer'
'Overseeing the overseer’: This is how one of the councillors described the role of the newly established Chairperson of Committees Sub-Forum of...
Two neighbours cement ties
Two neighbours cement ties
Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama has earned a reputation as one of the most outspoken African leaders when it comes to issues of the...
​An Africa without war and famine is her vision
​An Africa without war and famine is her vision
A high-powered delegation of ministers and senior government officials from Botswana recently descended on South African soil for the 3rd South Africa-Botswana Bi-National Commission held at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria....
Botswana’s road to development
Botswana’s road to development
Zenene Sinombe, Botswana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, was in his element as he spoke about his country’s 50th independence...
​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...