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South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa faces a tricky time giving evidence about corruption. He wears two presidential hats: as head of the African National Congress, and the government. Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images

Risks and rewards for South African president as he takes the stand at corruption inquiry

Ramaphosa will be eager to communicate his position that no one should be above scrutiny and that all parts of society,should be examined by the Commission.
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Young people are anxious about coronavirus. Political leaders need to talk with them, not at them

New research shows that, contrary to popular belief, young people are anxious about the impact of coronavirus on their own lives and on their communities.
What are the attributes, self-belief apart, we should reasonably look for in choosing political leaders? AAP/Dean Lewins

Gareth Evans: how to be a successful political leader

Self-belief is an obvious given for anyone aspiring to political leadership. But there are ten other qualities that distinguish the most successful leaders from the rest.
Canada’s Minister of the Status of Women Maryam Monsef is pictured in the Library of Parliament on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Feb. 28, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

The more women in government, the healthier a population

New research shows that female politicians spend more on health and education, improving the well-being of a population.

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