In a return to realism, geopolitical headwinds challenge the US-led campaign against international corporate corruption.
Corrupt politicians and public servants will be under the spotlight of the new federal corruption watchdog. But if its proposed powers are any clue, it will have neither bark nor bite. Here's why.
The rankings in Transparency International's 2018 index shows that highly democratic countries tend to have low levels of corruption. Is there something inherent in corruption that can kill democracy?
No concrete measures to eradicate corruption were offered by the two candidates – Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Prabowo Subianto – in the latest presidential debate.
The state capture inquiry is a remarkable political as well as legal event.
Bhutan, a poor country, ranks 26th out of 180 countries surveyed on corruption. How does the kingdom fight such issue and what can we learn from such experience?
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is defying a constitutional court order to release a UN-backed prosecutor his government arrested and allow his corruption investigation to continue.
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.