Africa is home to the world's fastest growing cities. However, poor governance has robbed the continent of the benefits of people and firms clustering together.
When a city scores badly on "liveability", it can put serious pressure on city leaders – but do these rankings really help improve life for local people?
Cape Town's draft strategy on water supply is out for comment, but important elements are missing from it.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.
Before democracy South Africa's mining sector prioritised profits over the people and environment. Not much has changed.
African countries' adoption of e-government platforms hasn't served the majority of their citizens.
The World Bank’s original governance arrangements have changed much more slowly than the scale and nature of its operations.
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
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.
Proceedings at the banking royal commission suggest if it isn't in the minutes of a board meeting, the board didn't consider it. It makes the role of the company secretary critical.
The latest data offer a vital resource for understanding Gauteng's multi-faceted challenges.
Study suggests that the UN's own principles sometimes prevented it from living up to its objectives
Paying these CEOs more when oil prices rise means they're rewarded for having good luck.
The Law and Order Index says South Africans feel less secure than people in Yemen, the DRC and Libya, countries all affected by violent conflict.
When organizations dedicated to doing good make money their top priority, they get into trouble.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
Recent controversies associated with the impact, privacy and security of new technologies signal that we need better governance. The government alone can’t fix this. This is a job for everyone.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
Scholars and planners have long pointed out the need in Australia's big cities for democratic governance structures that operate at a citywide scale. Now Infrastructure Australia has weighed in.
New ways of managing water have emerged in some of Africa's urban and peri-urban areas.