Rehilwe Mooketsi

Rehilwe Mooketsi
University of the Witwatersrand | wits · Department of History

BA in Arts and Commerce
Intersectoral research. Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS)Towards a South African economy that dignifies all


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I am a South African sociologist, conceptual and empirical researcher in the field of human dignity and humiliation studies with a focus on the post-industrial economy. My interdisciplinary degree is in the Arts, Economics, & Business Management science from WITS University. Intersectoral research enables me to address key and complex societal concerns drawing from assets of each sector, as well as the crosspollination of scientific knowledges, approaches, cultures and aesthetics.
January 2018 - December 2021
University of the Witwatersrand
Field of study
  • Sociology, Economics, Business management, Human Resources management and English


Publications (11)
Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies are powerful but where do they leave the African ageing, female and working poor in apparent local worlds.These are people who do not fit into the digital age, whose persisting oppressions have presently become newly modified, saliently within this reality. Furthering inclusion in our society should...
Low voter turn out marked South Africa’s 2021 Local elections ever since 1994. Local governments in the post-apartheid era were expected to become developmental agendas. It cannot be argued, a great deal of the local municipalities sector has been left behind from this trajectory (nevermind) issues and challenges facing communities on their daily l...
Masquerading as red tape in the local popular music sector it is this fascinating idea of ‘discovery’. It functions as red tape, hence, ideally serves institutional experience to regress (to have authority over) people’s progress, literally and metaphorically. In reality, sectoral organizational capacity is bloated, there is just way too many aspir...
Conference Paper
To cease the problem from occurring over and over again, something needs to change to produce a more desirable situation, systemically. That is to say, how poverty is constituted into the popular music sector is discernible in the ever-growing critical figure of “pauperized celebrities.” In this study, I identify the issue of poverty in South Afric...
Research Proposal
This research work is divided into two folds. The Star-system and Get-discovered as theoretical concepts. In this regard, we have proposed these two systemic theories (systemic is to mean dominant cultures) to indicate that, presently Coloniality and Apartheid reappears as a disguise within SA’ popular music sector. We begin to see certain features...
Research Proposal
Some development frameworks say we need modern capitalism to achieve development, some say we don’t. And, by same token, during the course of their lifecycle, organizations adopt different change strategies to address developmental needs, any negative effects and external factors which may impact the business. This involves the redesign of organiza...
Research Proposal
The Resource-Based View (RBV) proposes an internal organizational focus that stands to take into advantage full optimization of the assets available to the organization, its human resources. Young Communist League (YCLSA) Shimi Matlala branch is a students’ political organization guided by a Marxist-Leninist theoretical framework, a wing of the Com...


Project (1)
I argue for a change in logic, a decolonization and the discourse on the need for trans-formative policy in the creative economy.