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Motshedisi Mathibe

Senior Lecturer Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

Dr Motshedisi Mathibe is a full-time faculty lecturer at University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). She shas more than 15 years’ experience lecturing in various higher academic institutions. Dr 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. Dr 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, Dr 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. In 2020 she co-published an award-winning case “All Women Recycling: Staffing Challenges during a Global Pandemic”.


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


  • 2018 
    UP, PhD