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Prof Mosoetsa is the former CEO of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), a position that she vacated on 31 January 2023 to take up the position of CEO at the HSRC. She was instrumental in establishing and setting up the NIHSS in 2013 and held the position of CEO at the Institute since 2014.

Prof Mosoetsa holds a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is an associate Professor of Sociology at the same University and the author of several publications, including, amongst others, “Eating from one pot: Dynamics of Survival in poor South African households” (Wits Press) and co-editor of “Labour in the Global South: challenges and alternatives for workers” (ILO), and co-editor of “Precarious Labor in Global Perspective” (Cambridge University Press).

She has worked for various organisations, including the Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). Prof Mosoetsa sits on various Boards and Committees, inter alia, the National Minimum Wage Commission, the University of South Africa Council, the University of Venda Council, the Advisory Board for the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies and University of the Witwatersrand.