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Mamokgethi Molopyane is a mining and labour analyst. She’s also the founder of Creative Voodoo Consulting. She’s done work in the biofuel, forestry, mining, energy and space industries.

Snapshot of key economic indicators shows an economy that is in deep trouble

2 Sep 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   35
Recovery in the short term is unlikely, with unsustainable public finances the key barrier to growth.

South Africa’s accountability crisis

17 Aug 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   16
It's time for electoral reform so we can elect leaders of our choosing.

Which way are we going, Mr President?

3 Aug 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   44
Contradictions abound when it comes to the economic policies, decisions and actions that are suppposed to be taking the country forward.

South Africa is in disarray – and our political leaders are responsible

15 Jul 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   35
The threat to democracy, at least in the immediacy, is not chronic unemployment and poverty. It's politicians.

South Africa is not emerging from the unprecedented economic shock

6 Jul 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   25
Not least of all because we are at the mercy of destructive individuals pretending to be leaders; people who are stubbornly refusing to let go for the greater benefit of the country.

Of mice and men, and what the state capture inquiry tells us

17 May 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane    23
Yes, there is corruption and cadre deployment. But don't worry. Be happy. Be grateful.

ANC swallows itself by the tail as a way of getting rid of parasitic corruption

7 May 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   9
Rebellious behaviour has always been a feature of what is now an ailing party that lacks the capacity to contain the ambitions of dangerous men and women.

What recovery? The economy is already transformed into junk

15 Apr 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   39
Where is it taking us – this governing party that speaks left, acts right, rejects capitalism, but loves the wealth it has created for its members?

Who will save the ANC from itself?

7 Apr 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   20
And in so doing emancipate the state and empower participatory democracy?

Reflecting on the economy’s 7% contraction

15 Mar 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   10
Not least of all because the GDP index produces data that can inform a quick policy response by government.

An austerity budget for public servants

2 Mar 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   21
Is the closing of the wage-increase tap about curbing entitlement or quashing reasonable expectations?

For how long shall we endure Eskom’s failure?

18 Feb 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   28
If Sona is anything to go by, it'll be a long time.

The costs of South Africa’s Covid-19 incompetence

10 Feb 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   26
The pandemic did not need government ineptitude to add impetus to its destructive force – yet here we are.

Mr President, your Covid strategy is not working

12 Jan 2021 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   65
Forget the notion of riding out the storm – we need to navigate the waves and phases because this virus could be with us for another 24 months.

2020: An economy hit by speeding truck

7 Dec 2020 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   27
Its condition? Critical, with catastrophic damage. Recovery will take an agonisingly long time.

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