When even the most senior politicians go on to work as lobbyists, it can profoundly undermine democracy.
South Africa's parastatals are in a dire state. Instead of being the mandated sites of development and profitability, they are costing the public purse billions and have been abused.
A decision by South African hotel and casino group, Sun International to pull out of Nigeria raises many questions about the conditions of doing business in the second largest economy in Africa.
Tajikistan, a longstanding human rights violator, has been cracking down harshly on what's left of its political opposition.
The morality challenges faced by South Africa's governing party are largely a function of fundamental factors established in 1994.
Gabon has the lowest trust ratings of any election commission among the 36 African countries surveyed by Afrobarometer.
Technocrats across the African continent are battling to change the direction of corrupt, violent governments
The senate has outmanoeuvred a national leader, leaving many wondering which is fighting on the right side of democracy.
South Africa has reached a critical point. If patronage politicians win the battle within the ruling ANC and complete the capture of the state, the country will slip from stagnation into the abyss.
There are a few necessary ingredients for the effective regulation of any political donations system.
The battle between South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the country's elite police unit is once more grabbing headlines. What are the points of law around the matter?
The main criticism leveled at the body that oversees the work of South Africa's elite police unit, the Hawks, is that it lacks the power to initiate investigations, making it ineffective.
South Africa's watershed local elections have resulted in upsets for the ANC in key metropoles. But will the new, minority coalition regimes live up to their mandate of providing basic services?
Social media can be an effective tool in mobilising people for social change, as demonstrated by the Bersih movement in Malaysia.
There are worrying ramifications of the case against an honest bureaucrat in a corruption scandal in India.
In many ways the office of the Public Protector has become the barometer of the state of South Africa’s constitutional democracy.
Will Brazil's troubles in preparing for the Rio Games change the global narrative of the value of hosting the Olympics?
When fame and glory are at stake, human nature seems to dictate that some people will cheat.
The Olympics may give Brazilians a respite from their perfect storm of recession, corruption and political dysfunction, but it won't last long.
In previous elections speculation in South Africa focused on the likely size of the ruling ANC's majority. This time the question on people's minds is: will the ANC win or lose Nelson Mandela Bay?