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.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.
Most African leaders have done little to improve the welfare of their people. Despite political parties different ideologies nothing really changes when governments change.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
As a former president goes down for nine-and-a-half years, Brazil's judicial structures are weathering the political crisis well.
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Has South Africa's constitutional project failed? Is the country's constitution an obstacle to meaningful redistribution and land reform?
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One of the world's most spectacularly unpopular president might yet make it through.
The possibility that South Africa's ruling ANC could lose power in 2019 runs like a tragic thread through its policy conference documents. It agrees that its actions have repelled many supporters.
Documents released ahead of the policy conference of South Africa's embattled governing ANC show it hasn't the guts or internal balance of forces, for self-correction and renewal.
The brand of South Africa's ruling party, the 104-year-old ANC, is in serious decline. The party needs to act decisively to stop this.
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority has failed to pursue members of the executive. But a separate prosecuting body assigned only political cases could be the answer.
Reforming South Africa’s state owned enterprises should start with greater accountability and financial responsibility.
When corruption becomes truly entrenched in a state, it can seem impossible to uproot. But Mexicans are still fighting it.
Tax fraud combined with dirty money from criminal activity, including trafficking and terrorism – are seriously weakening the economic health of African states.
A certain combination of demographics and corruption can lead to political upheaval.
Protests in Tunisia and Morocco show underlying causes of the Arab uprisings remain intact.
The Australian government is missing a vital opportunity to promote ethical business practice and mediate disputes before they blow up, by improperly resourcing the ANCP.