Nthabiseng Moleko, a lecturer in Managerial Economics and Statistics at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), is a busy woman. She is presenting a paper at an international conference in Switzerland on African issues regarding pension funds and national development.
Moleko is attending the PEGNet Conference on "Understanding national inequalities and how to address them" during September in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also currently busy completing her PhD in Development Finance.
She says she is amazed and excited at the opportunity to present African solutions to our own development problems, but those that affect other nations at large. "Poverty is a global problem that requires global collaborations and think tanks to come together, and I am excited about the opportunity to collaborate and engage with other thought leaders and practitioners from around the globe."
Moleko also attended an international conference in Paris in May this year where she spoke about her findings on how pension funds can be used to transform the economy and promote economic development and how it can be used to reduce inequality, poverty and create employment.
She says she chose development finance because she wants to change the world. "I want to make a difference using finance to help with development and growing of Africa."
Something close to her heart involves working with high school learners. "I would do these career fairs and career workshops in the Eastern Cape with students, using poetry, art, media, rap and dance to make the fairs more exciting. We encourage young underprivileged people to pursue education and also have an understanding of what is out there, because a lot of them have limited information."
Moleko is launching her book, Been Chasing Destiny, in October. She says the book is "an anthropology of poetry and about the different phase's one undergoes when journeying through life, attempting to figure out your purpose and chasing your destiny."
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