Moeletsi Mbeki is director of several companies and is Chairman of KMM Investments (Pty) Limited and Endemol South Africa (Pty) Limited. He is Deputy Chairman of the South African Institute for International Affairs, an independent think tank based at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a frequent political commentator on African and South African affairs.
After returning to South Africa from exile in 1990, he was appointed Head of Communication for the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (COSATU) and Media Consultant to the African National Congress. During most of the 1980s he was a Senior Journalist for Zimbabwe Newspapers. As a result of the outstanding work that he did for Zimbabwe Newspapers Features Department, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University for the 1988–1989 academic year.
Mbeki began his journalism career in London in 1979 as a contributor to Africa, New African, Africa Now magazines and the BBC Africa Service. He has a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Warwick, obtained in 1982. He is the Author of the acclaimed books Architects of Poverty. Why African Capitalism Needs Changing and Advocates for change: How to overcome Africa's challenges.