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Libuseng Malephane

National investigator
Libuseng Malephane is the national investigator for Lesotho.


Libuseng Malephane is an Electronics Engineer who qualified in 1984 at the University of Tasmania. She also holds a B.Com. from UNISA, PDM-HIV/AIDS Management in the workplace, Research methods from UCT in the Afrobarometer Summer Schools. She has also had training in Project Management and Public Relations. She established Advision Lesotho, a Project Management and Research Consultancy in 2004.

As the project manager, she has been involved in the Afrobarometer National Surveys from Round 5 in 2012 as both the project manager and national investigator.

Other areas of engagement are as a Board member of Lesotho Millennium Development Agency (LMDA) which is a successor organisation of the Millennium Challenge Account – Lesotho where she served as a Board Member. As an ongoing Biblical Student, she is also a member of the Lesotho Bible Society and represented Lesotho as a contributor to the African Women Devotional Bible 2020.

Areas of interest



AD555: Basotho cite brutality, lack of professionalism, and corruption among police failings
23 Sep 2022
AD546: In Lesotho, gender-based violence tops the list of women’s-rights issues to be addressed
31 Aug 2022
AD535: Basotho approach election with grim outlook on economy and democracy
27 Jul 2022
AD528: Basotho want environmental protection but prioritise jobs
23 Jun 2022
AD524: Climate change – A little-known reality in Lesotho
14 Jun 2022
AD517: Basotho embrace COVID-19 vaccination but find government assistance lacking
3 May 2022
AD413: Citizens endorse traditional leaders, see greater role in contemporary Lesotho
21 Dec 2020
AD408: Most Basotho say government bungled teacher strike, is failing on education and youth
28 Nov 2020
AD381: Disenchanted with democracy, Basotho want reforms limiting PM powers, expanding King’s
7 Aug 2020
AD309: Election fatigue? Half of Basotho want a different way to choose leaders
23 Jul 2019
Policy paper
PP57: Declining trust: Basotho perceptions of government corruption and performance drive drop in popular trust
6 Jun 2019
AD270: Basotho see progress in fight against corruption but fear retaliation if they report incidents
21 Jan 2019
AD239: Basotho support limits on executive power and transparency in use of public information
27 Sep 2018
AD212: Basotho favour multi-sector reforms as support for elections ebbs
6 Jun 2018
AD205: Basotho increasingly favour legalizing dual citizenship, unifying with South Africa
15 May 2018
Policy paper
PP17: Contesting and turning over power: Implications for consolidation of democracy in Lesotho
1 Feb 2015
AD15: Basotho see increased corruption despite government efforts
6 Mar 2015
AD12: Basotho less supportive of women’s political leadership, opposed to traditional chieftain role
28 Jan 2015