Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian's latest methods to grab and hold power.
All institutions that offer doctoral-level qualifications are about to undergo a national review in response to the concerns about quality.
The real crisis with water supply is that South Africa doesn't know what it doesn't know.
Unpacking what South Africa's new energy plan says about nuclear energy.
The foundations of orderliness for any city are planning and management. Lagos had this in place in the early days.
The DRC's state and public administration didn’t disappear, but changed: they were being built from the ground up, tailor-made to local actors’ interests.
Indonesia needs a digital affairs ministry if it wants to tap growing potential and tackle mounting issues.
Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world?
Ramaphosa’s "new dawn" will require a rigorous evidence-base of what works to guide high-level policy planning and design.
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.