Ramaphosa currently has no known rivals with widespread support within the African National Congress.
South Africans are led by a dithering president at the helm of an inept political party which has already passed its sell by date.
The inquiry’s findings could be a defining moment for South Africa, but only if the work of the Commission leads to concrete action and systemic change.
As the year ends, New Zealand has done well in important global measures of success. But closer to home, the numbers often told a different story.
Realistic and analytical evaluation could save the Indonesian government from adopting legal reform projects that are costly and likely to fail.
South Africa isn’t doing enough to tackle corruption. Key regulatory and oversight agencies are underfunded. And accountability is weak.
Lamine Diack’s life revolved around politics and sports.
Africa can make important contributions to the issues on the agenda: defending against authoritarianism; fighting corruption; and respect for human rights.
Vote buying subverts a key component of a functioning democracy - elections.
The 2021 local government elections signals widespread disillusionment with representative democracy that only a sea change in service delivery can fix.
The election results raise the real possibility that the ANC could be looking at another defeat in the 2024 general elections.
The increased and diverse number of contestants shows a citizenry that is unwilling to leave its fate in the hands of ineffective incumbents.
Democratic freedoms alone are not adequate safeguards for the media’s anti-corruption work.
Allegations that World Bank officials manipulated country rankings in its much-used ease of doing business index highlight a deeper problem with these types of rankings.
President Alpha Condé’s pursuit of mining interests during the Ebola crisis may have foreshadowed his demise as he tightened his grip over power and plundered the state’s wealth.
Lebanon is in the depths of one of the worst financial crises in history.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Former judge Stephen Charles slams government’s integrity commission model.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Former Victorian judge Stephen Charles as he attacks the weakness of the Morrison Governments model for an integrity commission
The judge responsible for authorising the covert monitoring of communications has found that claims by journalists that they were being spied on were credible.
The New South Wales ICAC’s remit has changed over the years to investigate more minor breaches by public officials. This can caused confusion and will undermine its effectiveness.
The lack of responsibility in her resignation was uncharacteristic for a premier known for her clear policy objectives, accountability and delivery.