South Africa’s economy was built on strong mining activity which has declined in recent years.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa's governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.
The euphoria many South Koreans feel at the demise of Park Geun-hye is offset by worries about the future of their political system.
Protests in South Africa have been growing, showing increasing discontent with the state.
Corruption is leading to instability in South Africa, which in turn poses a threat to the country's national security.
Protestors in South Korea calling for punishment.
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Fighting corruption in the business world requires transforming the internal structure and culture of big companies.
South Africans waiting in line to register for social grants.
South Africa's social grant scandal seems to back up highly regarded views on public governance that Public Private Partnerships aren’t naturally efficient.
Many Brazilian politicians were involved in corruption scandals, leading to mass protests.
Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world, yet its real potential has never been realised. Having had a strong period of economic growth from 2003 to shortly after the global financial crisis, the…
Thousands gather to protest against the Romanian government in the streets of Bucharest, February 6th.
Romania's ongoing protests against a bold move by the government to decriminalise corruption has highlighted greater social and political issues.
Workers at Medupi coal-fired power station during its construction, one of South Africa’s most costly and environmentally unfriendly projects.
In preparing the 2017 national budget South Africa needs to take heed of warnings that its historical austerity measures are hurting the poor and even costing lives.
President Jacob Zuma delivers his state of the nation address in Cape Town. Critics say he failed to galvanise the nation.
South African President, Jacob Zuma, wasted lots of time and space in cheap politicking instead of galvanising South Africans to work together for a better future.
Social grant recipients waiting in Gugulethu, Cape Town. A battle over social grant payment tender threatens the system.
The South African Social Security Agency has created a crisis that threatens to deliver social grant recipients on a silver platter into the hands of unscrupulous financial services companies.
Thousands wait in line outside the social services office in Cape Town to register for grants.
The unfolding social grant payment crisis in South Africa threatens the livelihoods of a third of the country's population.
In his recent state of the nation address South Africa's President Jacob Zuma spoke emphatically of "radical economic transformation" causing nationwide debate. What does it really mean?
New research suggests the road to bribery is more of a steep cliff than a slippery slope.
Senator Alejandro Guillier inside the Chilean congress in Valparaiso, Chile.
Outsider Alejandro Guillier's sudden rise in the polls has invigorated Chilean politics and revived the hopes of progressives across the region.
The government claims to have backed down on a controversial emergency decree in the face of mass demonstrations. But all is not what it seems.
People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
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By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.
One of David Cameron's more tangible legacies is in danger as the UK rushes to secure trading partners around the globe.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has set her sights on becoming the president of South Africa.
Dlamini-Zuma is an ambiguous, ambitious figure, an operator and bureaucrat with good credentials. But, she offers nothing new and can't shake off claims that she's just a shoe-in for her ex-husband.
The singling out of tobacco giant Philip Morris raises questions about how Australia goes about forming trade deals.
The arbitrary treatment of comapnies like Philip Morris is unsettling and does not engender confidence – two basic ingredients required in trade and investment.
Demonstrators march against corruption in Cape Town. South Africa has some way to go to plug a public accountability deficit.
South Africa's end of term report at the helm of the Open Government Partnership shows that it failed to meet key targets it set for itself. But it also shows improvements in some areas.