South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, faces a crucial, decisive but potentially divisive leadership choice.
For the first time since its unbanning the ANC needs to find a new direction. Its supporters and South African voters are no longer content with resolutions that promise to end to corruption.
What may be deemed in the public interest today may not be so in a decade’s time.
Despite arguments that it is too loose, ambiguous and easy to hide behind, the 'public interest' is an integral part of the discourse, law, regulation and governance of modern democracies.
South African protesters hold placards as they march against corruption.
The South African arm of the international accounting firm KPMG has learnt the hard lesson: Don't break the 11th commandment - don’t get caught. That's because South Africa's citizens are fed up with corruption.
Growing up with the threat of earthquakes, you learn how people can come together in the aftermath.
KPMG South Africa executives have set a new benchmark for the country assuming responsibility for wrongdoing in their organisation.
Politicians need to get serious about the steady drip of scandals.
While doing business in Angola with the state-owned Sonangol oil company, Halliburton engaged in practices that resulted in a settlement of 29.2 million US dollars with the SEC.
Two cases remind us of the international presence of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the importance of designing, adopting and enforcing effective anti-corruption policies.
Can Brazil’s judges really hold powerful feet to the fire?
Ricαrdo from Fortaleza/CE, Brasil, via Wikimedia Commons
Brazil's political and business elites are consumed by scandal, but the courts are hardly squeaky clean.
In the transition to democracy in South Africa the promise of a more gender-equal society has struggled to gain traction.
South Africa has one of the worst records of violence against women in the world. But not all women in the country seem to want to change this.
João Lourenço, set to become Angola’s president, is unlikely to bring any major changes.
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Angola's president-elect, João Lourenço, has a reputation for relative probity. But, he's unlikely to rock the boat as Eduardo dos Santos remains party chairman.
Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
Deep-set institutional corruption has led to a generation of misbehaving governors.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country's citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
The motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma displayed tension between party and conscience.
The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma celebrates with his supporters after surviving a no-confidence motion in parliament.
The political death of President Jacob Zuma is proving to be a protracted affair. Though he lives to fight another day, the ANC faces the prospect of losing its majority at the polls next year.
The Gupta email leaks have exposed the involvement of some big private corporations. in the unfolding corruption scandal thus challenging the private sector to do some introspection.
The International Monetary Fund's view of how to fix South Africa's economy deserves to be seriously considered.
Survey data shows that Iraqis of all sectarian stripes agree on what's wrong with their country.
Emotions run high in Lahore.
Economic trouble and political violence are much more pressing concerns for Pakistanis than the political fate of their prime minister.
Land rezoning, sales, and planning approvals are just a few of the ways ‘grey gifts’ can decide who benefits from government decisions.
William Isdale speaks with The University of Queensland's Cameron Murray about the nature of 'grey gifts', soft corruption, and who stands to win (and lose) when these deals are made.
Land reform remains a divisive subject 23 years after democracy in South Africa.
After South Africa's first democratic election in 1994, the previously oppressed and dispossessed black majority hoped for constitutional restitution of their land. This has largely failed.