Perceptions about corruption in SA remain worrying, with another poor score in the Transparency International's 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index.
The public protector won the Transparency International Integrity award for 2014 and Madonsela thanked her team for their efforts against corruption.
People around the world are demanding much greater openness, good governance and accountability from their governments, writes Francis Maude.
As investors arrive in Cape Town for the annual mining indaba, Peter Eigen gives foreign and local investors tips for improving this dire industry.
Angola, Africa's second-largest oil producer, has become the latest country on the continent to launch a sovereign wealth fund.
The son of Equatorial Guinea's president, who is also a government minister accused of corruption, has been getting cozy with the Mswati clan.
Rich Indians have stashed away almost $500-billion of illicit money abroad, parking the funds in countries considered the "least corrupt".
A leading consultant has cut ties with Fifa out of frustration with the body, dealing a blow to president Sepp Blatter's anti-corruption mission.
A new report shows that corruption is getting worse in Southern Africa with police seen as the most corrupt while most people pay bribes for services.
South Africa ranks 54th in Transparency International's 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka's recovery from a decades-long civil war has been marred by graft, violence and a culture of lawlessness, a corruption watchdog said.
South Africa has been ranked 55 out of 180 countries in a corruption perceptions index released on Tuesday by Transparency International.
Graft watchdog Transparency International hit out at rich countries over shady banking practices on Tuesday.
Corruption acted as a catalyst for the global financial crisis, Transparency International said on Wednesday.
Dozens of protesters clashed with police in Bulgaria's capital on Wednesday when an anti-government rally turned into a riot, police said.
Zambia faces uncertainty after the death of Levy Mwanawasa earlier this week, writes Robert Chisanza.
Sleaze is hobbling the recovery of war-ravaged countries such as Iraq and Somalia, which have joined Burma among states perceived as the world's most corrupt, an anti-graft watchdog reported on Wednesday. Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, covering 180 countries.
Press-freedom groups agree that an increase in arrests, intimidation and harassment of journalists in Niger is impeding development in one of the poorest countries in the world. At least 14 journalists were arrested in Niger in 2007. Four of them are still in prison awaiting sentencing.
Zimbabwe's failing economy and collapsing services have provided an environment ripe for graft, with the impoverished country's woes facilitating an ever-worsening slide towards corruption. Despite setting up a local graft-busting body in 2004, Zimbabwe appears to be losing the battle against corruption, according to a leading watchdog.