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Mamokgethi Molopyane

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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.

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.

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.

Reflections on politics: South Africa in disarray

2 Dec 2020 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   17
The spotlight on the pandemic must never make us forget the role of politics in the country’s current decline.

Misdiagnosing the cause of the country’s economic woes

12 Nov 2020 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   16
With displays of conspicuous differences in approaches from a team that is supposed to be aiming for the same thing.

Social grants: What’s fair, right … and possible?

9 Nov 2020 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   32
A look at the relationship between individual wealth and welfare on one hand, and a socially just society on the other – against the backdrop of the current economic reality.

The South African economic tragedy

13 Oct 2020 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   31
A case of an unfavourable time, bad politics and poor leadership has made catching up to the global economy improbable.

Public-private partnership will not save SAA

9 Oct 2020 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   17
Because the politicians would have to back off.

Reflections on the ANC national executive

2 Sep 2020 /  Mamokgethi Molopyane   17
A moment of crisis for South Africa’s democracy.
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