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Motshedisi Mathibe

Head of Faculty Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

Prof Motshedisi Mathibe is an award-winning case writer, Associate Professor, and Head of Department: Business Management and Entrepreneurship at University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). She shas more than 18 years’ experience lecturing in various higher academic institutions. Prof Mathibe helps pioneering social ventures catalyse change. She travels regularly in Africa. She works best at the interface of culture, technology, formal and informal businesses, and social impact. Prof Mathibe teaches entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystem, social impact, and strategic marketing.

Her research interests are in the field of Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, Informality, township Economy, and Base of the Pyramid markets. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, Prof Mathibe is involved with The United Nation’s Global Impact Young Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Innovators Programme. Here, she mentors and supports a team of young innovators in their efforts to frame a challenge, applying sustainable business and innovative concepts/ideas to create tangible business solutions with real market potential.


  • 2019–2023
    Senior lecturer, Gordon Institute of Business Sciences: University of Pretoria


  • 2018 
    UP, PhD