Unlike most politicians but typical of a negotiator, South Africa's president has not put his plans on the table for public scrutiny.
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.
Sudan's new government came to power after a people-driven process to oust former President Omar al-Bashir. It must be careful to place ordinary Sudanese at the centre of the reforms process.
South Africa needs a way to incorporate active citizens within the prevailing constitutional and legal structures, so as to strengthen all levels of government.
There has been growing discontent with many local authorities and calls by concerned citizens for the municipalities to be dissolved.
To rebuild lost trust in the media will require more commitment and effort than just papering over ethical cracks.
Revelations show that the State Security Agency did little to safeguard the country and much to protect Zuma's political faction and to funnel public money into private ends.
Almost a third of legislatures had no direct oversight over the initial responses to the pandemic.
Professionalism has to start with ministers for it to stand any chance of being embedded throughout the public service.
The November 2020 local and regional elections have indeed put Namibia’s political culture at a crossroads.
The Calgary Flames are the latest pro sports team asking for public funds for a new arena. Cities across North America help fund sports facilities, but with little transparency and accountability
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
Nearly a third of South Africa's municipalities are not financially viable.
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.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
The prime minister has suspended the whip from Anne Marie Morris, but she can't be dismissed as an MP for her remarks.
Calls for accountability at a time of tragedy or crisis are understandable - but scapegoats can distract attention away from the true lessons that need to be learned.
For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.