New Zealand has dropped six points on the main global index of perceived corruption. To turn that around, the government must guard against state capture by vested interests.
The ANC tied itself in knots defending Zuma’s destructive bad behaviour in the past. Acting against him now would require it to own up to its sins.
South Africa’s fiscal situation is arguably at its worst in the post-apartheid era but the proposed solutions are contentious.
South Africa will miss having a “diplomat-scholar” of his calibre to turn to for sage advice.
Whistleblowers should be entitled to financial support. But that has potential costs as well as benefits.
South Africa needs a new social contract whose core aim is the creation of dynamic economy.
When Essop Pahad was given a job, he did it efficiently. He surprised even his critics with his diligence.
There is never going to be a final assessment of Mandela’s legacy. How it is regarded will continue to change, depending on the destination South Africa travels to.
The Zondo Commission was globally unique in scope and scale. The book selects and explains its key findings and recommendations.
In a world where economic sanctions make trade in US dollars almost impossible, gold has offered a way to evade these restrictions.
Dissatisfied ANC voters were much more likely to switch their votes if they held positive views of an opposition party. However, the problem for the opposition is that few people held these views.
The book shows how parts of South Africa now fester with organised crime.
How Swapo and the ANC respond to any further decline in electoral support will define the future of democracy in both countries.
Mashatile could be the new broom that sweeps clean. Ramaphosa’s apparent confidence in him suggests that he has some latitude to do so.
In being grey listed South Africa joins a list of countries with poor governance. Others are war zones or countries with jihadist terror groupings operating on their land.
Having an intelligence service that is not fit for purpose means the country is vulnerable to security threats from within and outside the country.
Raymond W. Baker says the estimated hundreds of billions of dollars in hidden wealth a decade ago has skyrocketed to trillions today.
The culture of impunity that has lingered since the presidency of Jacob Zuma has to give way to a new era of integrity and accountability.
The decline in support for the ANC suggests that coalition governments will become increasingly common in the country, affecting its appointment policy.
South Africans are actively challenging the criminalisation of the state. Many of the revelations about fraud, corruption and nepotism come from principled whistle-blowers within the state.