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Mpumelelo Mkhabela

Mpumelelo Mkhabela

Mpumelelo Mkhabela
Mpumelelo Mkhabela

Associate Research Fellow


Mpumelelo Mkhabela is a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, where he is studying for a PhD in Political Science.

He has in‐depth knowledge of the South Africa’s political system and policy developments. He has worked as a senior journalist for major publications in South Africa, including City Press and the Sunday Times. He had a stint as Power FM station manager and he writes a weekly political column on News24. The former chairman of the South African National Editors’ Forum has edited some of the iconic South African publications – the Daily Dispatch and Sowetan. While editing the two titles, he was twice listed among South Africa’s most influential young South Africans in the Mail & Guardian’s editions that recognised young trailblazers.

He holds an MA in International Politics, BA Honours in International Politics (UNISA), BA Honours in Journalism (Stellenbosch University), BA Honours in Political Science (University of Limpopo).


Research Interests

  • Politcal economy questions on governance innovations at corporate level,
  • Stakeholder capitalism, employee share‐ownership schemes and distribution of income.



Twitter: @MMkhabel

News24 Profile: http://www.news24.com/Columnists/Mpumelelo_Mkhabela

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