President Emmerson Mnangagwa's decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning.
John of God, the Brazilian spiritual leader accused of sexual assault, exploited women with a network of people dependent on him for money and power.
Elections are supposed to hold politicians accountable: Officials who fear losing their seat will work harder for voters. But in some countries, political competition actually makes government worse.
For a long time South Africa thought it had a Jacob Zuma problem. In fact its got a systemic ANC problem.
The Siemens scandal needs to be remembered because it's emblematic of what needs to be done to stop corruption.
The proposed integrity commission is an improvement on the patchwork of mechanisms in place now, but does not go nearly far enough to prevent and investigate corruption.
South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.
The Economic Freedom Fighters' strategy of painting President Ramaphosa and his allies as corrupt is unlikely to succeed.
Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
Almost all states have improved their accountability in recent years, and are far ahead of the Commonwealth government.
South African voters are worried about how their country is being run. Most still support the ANC but in far fewer numbers.
The lack of clear reward mechanisms and the small amount of the incentive are among the reasons this regulation may not be effective.
China wants its citizens to have more children. But they are reluctant to.
Many of the structural and institutional deficiencies that caused the collapse of Nigeria Airways are still present.
Most people in Indonesia underestimate the effects of nepotism.
South Africa's new finance minister comes with considerable skills and political finesse needed to steer the country out of its economic quagmire.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma's ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.