The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
The consequences for board members of corporations found to violate the law and ethical norms are rare and usually minor.
Ramaphosa’s "new dawn" will require a rigorous evidence-base of what works to guide high-level policy planning and design.
Boeing's response to the crisis over its 737 Max planes has made the company seem defensive and passive. A crisis management expert explains how Boeing could reclaim the narrative.
Corruption has, over the past decade and a half, become one of South Africans' biggest concerns.
Between November 2016 and October 2018, more than 130 government officials were publicly accused of sexual harassment or assault.
Almost all states have improved their accountability in recent years, and are far ahead of the Commonwealth government.
Last week's hearing with Brett Kavanaugh raised questions about how responsible we are for our youthful actions. A legal scholar says that youthful inexperience doesn’t let us off the hook.
Troubles in South Africa's coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
In the wake of new revelations about clergy sex abuse and cover-up in Pennsylvania, civil lawsuits brought by abuse victims may be the only effective way to hold Catholic church officials accountable.
It is important that consideration is given to the role played by individuals working within departments, not just the government.
This week marks the 26th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster in Nova Scotia. There have been plenty of disasters since then but we still struggle to hold people to account when systems fail.
To stop sexual exploitation in the aid sector, more self-regulation by NGOs isn't the answer.
Despite good intentions, efforts to hold colleges and universities accountable often miss the mark. The reasons why range from politics to resistance among the institutions themselves.
A tumultuous era has ended and there's a silver lining to the cloud that has been hanging over South Africa.
The annual February festival of lampooning the largest visible donor lulls Australians into a false sense of security that there is a functioning political donations disclosure regime in place.
On Human Rights Day, and with Australia set to take up a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, here's a must-do list for this country to become a credible advocate for human rights.
Despite arguments that it is too loose, ambiguous and easy to hide behind, the 'public interest' is an integral part of the discourse, law, regulation and governance of modern democracies.
Its been 13 years since Mauritius introduced codes of corporate governance for listed companies with mixed results. Its experience is useful for other developing countries looking to do the same.
One scandal at the CBA stands out above all others, It set the scene for how the CBA board would handle future scandals, that is to obfuscate, prevaricate and litigate.