Politics & Government
Parliamentary budget office of South Africa
Tshepo Moloi, 31, is an economic analyst at the parliamentary budget office in Cape Town. His main responsibilities include providing research and analysis on the macroeconomic situation, fiscal policy, and other policies in support of MPs to fulfil their oversight role over the executive.
Prior to joining parliament, he worked as an economist at the Bureau for Economic Research, the South African Reserve Bank and the treasury. Not many economists, let alone at Tshepo’s age, have had the privilege to work for institutions that are at the heart of South Africa’s macroeconomic policy.
Tshepo’s personal insights on economic affairs have been featured on various national media platforms such as Power FM, eNCA, Lesedi FM, News 24, SA FM, Newz Room Afrika, Radio 702, CNBC Africa as well as Business Day TV.
Tshepo holds a MCom in economics from the University of the Free State as well as a master’s in public administration and international development from the University of York (United Kingdom). His dissertation has been published in both local and international journals, such as the South African Journal of Economics and Plos One.
Tshepo’s commitment towards serving his community has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including the University of the Free State’s chancellor’s distinguished alumni award. His long-term career objective is to help South Africa improve its budget process, specifically to strengthen public participation and to ensure that it contributes towards reducing unemployment, poverty, and inequality.
- Master’s in Public Administration and International Development, University of York, United Kingdom
- Masters in Economics, University of the Free State
- BCom (Honours) Economics, University of the Free State
- BCom Economics, University of the Free State
- Best Economics Honours Student Award, Economic Research Southern Africa and the University of the Free State, 2015
- Master’s dissertation published in local and international journals, including the Journal of Economics and Plos One
- First Rand Laurie Dippenaar International Postgraduate Scholarship Award
- Media interviews: Power FM, eNCA, Lesedi FM, News 24, SA FM, Newz Room Afrika, Radio 702, CNBC Africa as well as Business Day TV
- Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumni Awards: Kovsie Ambassador Award, University of the Free State, 2018
- Panellist at the Economic Society of South Africa Biennial Conference, Impact of Covid-19 on South Africa’s development objectives, 2021
- Delivered a keynote address on the macroeconomic outlook at Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy Conference, Cape Town, 2021
- Selected to attend an IMF monetary policy analysis course in Mauritius, 2017
- Government Technical Advisory Centre public economics capacity building winter school mentor, University of Pretoria, 2016 and 2017
Witnessing my parents’ hard work and dedication in pursuit of creating a better future for me and my siblings on a daily basis throughout my childhood.
Relax chief, it will all work out in the end.
A country led by a capable state that is developmental in its outlook. A nation free of its social ills of unemployment, poverty, and inequality.