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Mr Moletsane Monyake

Post:School Tutor (Politics)
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Moletsane's doctoral research on corruption and collective action in Africa was sponsored by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and supervised by Prof Daniel Hough and Dr Olli Hellman. 

He holds a:

  • PhD in Politics (2018)
  • Msc in Political Science (with distinction in the dissertation), University of Cape Town, (2012). 
  • Bsc (Honours) in Political Science, University of Cape Town, (2009).
  • BA in Political Science and Public Administration (First Class), National University of Lesotho, (2006).


Monyake, M (2017) "Bringing the Citizen back in: Individual-level correlates of popular demand for accountability in Lesotho". in M. Thabane (ed) Towards an anatomy of political instability in Lesotho, 1966—2016. National University of Lesotho. 

Monyake. M. (2016) Does personal experience of bribery explain protest participation in Africa? Afrobarometer. Working Paper No. 167.

Monyake. M and M. Mapetla (2008) “The Significance of Leadership for Sustainable Democracy in Southern Africa” in Matlosa K, et al (eds). The State, Democracy and Poverty Eradication in Africa. Johannesburg: EISA.


Articles in blogs and national newspapers

 Monyake, M (2017) Trapped! Lesotho’s political crisis as an assurance dilemma. Pambazuka News.

Also in: The Southern Times.

Monyake, M (2016) Can Magufuli sustain his clean-up campaign? African Independent.

Monyake, M (2016) Understanding the ‘incorruptible’ Jonas; the curious case of South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Finance. Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption blog

 Monyake, M (2015) Rotting from the head down: Institutionalised corruption in Lesotho.  Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption blog.

Monyake, M (2015) On collision course: anti-corruption in Tanzania under Magufuli. Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption blog.

Monyake, M and M, TsietsiLesotho's corruption strips democracy of meaning. The Sunday Independent, 29 November 2015.



Matashane-Marite K, M. 'M. Mapetla and M. Monyake (2007). "Election Update 2007 Lesotho." EISA, Numbers 1, 2 and 3.

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Latest conference presentations

Monyake, M and O, Hellman. Corruption and violence in Africa. Presented at the PSA 66th Annual International Conference, 22 March 2016, Brighton, UK


  • PhD in Politics, (University of Sussex)
  • Master of Social Science in Political Science, (University of Cape Town)
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science (Honours), (University of Cape Town) 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration, (National University of Lesotho)