Dr. Nthabiseng Moleko is a Development Economist who is a core faculty member at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) where she teaches Economics and Statistics as a Senior Lecturer since 2017. As a former CEO at a Development Agency, Project manager, and Researcher at the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council, she has worked extensively in the economic development landscape. She also serves as a Commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equality appointed by the President in 2017 and is currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission.
The Minister of Trade & Industry appointed her as a Board of Trustee for the National Empowerment Fund, where she Chaired the Boards Investment Committee between 2018-2020. In 2021 she was appointed the Chairperson of the National Empowerment Fund and continues to serve as a Trustee in the new Board. She also serves in the strategic advisory committee of the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s Infrastructure Fund since 2021. The Minister of Higher Education appointed her as a member of the Ikhala TVET College Council in 2014 where she served as the Deputy Chairperson, member of EXCO, and Chairperson of the Academic Board. Nthabiseng holds an Honours in Business Science (Economics) from the University of Cape Town and an MPhil in Development Finance from Stellenbosch Business School. She completed her Ph.D. in Development Finance at USB on Pension Funds and national development and is the first South African woman to be conferred a doctorate in this discipline.
Dr. Moleko regularly appears across various networks’ programming on economic and business coverage as a thought leader.