In democratic societies, truth matters and institutions are expected to be accountable when they stray from it.
The Taliban is responsible for atrocities dating back to the 1990s, but has never been held responsible. The international community can play a role in ending the impunity.
The Coalition government has shown contempt for accountability. It’s time more was done to safeguard standards and our democracy.
Mistakes at the hands of health care providers are a major cause of death in the US. And many of the blunders are a byproduct of the system.
White denialism of racism provokes a narrative of ‘us versus them.’ Self-reflection and listening are among the ways to be accountable for interrupting and eradicating racism.
Trevor Ngwane, an activist and academic, shows how structures that emerged in the struggle against apartheid continue in democratic South Africa, now in conflict with the ruling ANC.
South Africa’s public sector works somewhat better than those of most other middle-income countries. Yet, unlike them, it has not managed to achieve gains in the midst of messiness.
In this moment of crisis, South Africa urgently needs decisive action. But all too often South Africans of all political stripes seem trapped in stale discourses.
Cancel culture has exploded due to social media’s amplifying powers, society’s deep divisions and difficulties redressing longstanding inequities.
The extent to which presidents adhere to the constitutional written code will have profound implications in relation to their use of executive power.
Tighter controls are not the answer; the opportunity should be used to think differently about trust and journalism. It is critical to enable audiences to distinguish reliable, verified information.
Denying people the right to opt out of the traditional court system conflicts with the notion of customary law as a voluntary and consensual system of law.
A responsible approach to the use of artificial intelligence by government requires transparency. The Canadian government’s use of AI in making immigration decisions warrants further investigation.
In the wake of anti-Asian violence in North America, we need to demand accountability and not just stop after performing mental health check-ins.
While democracy requires accountability from presidents, presidents may lose stature, not gain it, by holding a press conference.
The Constitutional Court described Zuma’s lack of cooperation with the commission as “reprehensible”.
Zuma shares ignominy with former US president Donald Trump who, like him, subverted democracy while in office.
There are individual activists and political groupings who believe violent action is legitimate and use the circumstances to actively drive such behaviour.
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
On paper, WE Charity could have been the best partner to implement the federal government’s student grant program. But the failure to be transparent eroded the public’s trust and led to its demise.