Citizens suffer when the state is not held to account and directly electing MPs and members of the provincial legislature could solve this.
The government will predictably object that taxpayers are sabotaging transformation, the same old argument whenever they face accountability
The challenge with environmental, social and governance investing is the lack of standardised criteria for what makes an investment sustainable, and a definition of what it entails
Whistleblowers need more support and encouragement to provide this vital aspect of a democratic and uncorrupted society
The health industry, which makes a profit from human vulnerability, has a duty to practise conscious leadership. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case at some medical aid schemes
The essence of reconciliation and justice are accountability and restoring relationships. Cancel culture emphasises accountability without the possibility of restoration
The president, in a letter to a watchdog parliamentary committee, confirmed the authenticity of a leaked recording in which the problem is discussed, but said he was talking only to allegations made publicly by others
Talk is over, the country needs action says Chief Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela ahead of the State of the Nation address
The president needs to report back to South Africa on what his government has – and hasn’t – achieved since 2018
Some human rights organisations are enabling toxicity to harmful degrees
Despite commitments to climate resilience, many continue to ignore their social mandates and push ahead with funding for fossil fuel projects.
C is not for corruption. Chester Missing and the Mail & Guardian roast the cabinet ministers who are simply not performing
Service delivery is about improving people’s lives, not expedient election promises
Of South Africa’s 213 municipalities, the ANC attained a majority in 161. Meanwhile, there are 66 hung councils that will need to be governed through coalitions
The National Arts Council vows that every cent from the sector’s Covid-19-relief programme will be disbursed to artists, after auditors uncover maladministration
To achieve a deeper democracy, it is necessary to confront the tensions that have existed between the media and successive presidents since 1994.
Only two countries received a perfect score in latest report on national audit institutions
We need a commission of inquiry to find the central characters in the tragic event that played out in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Once again, people of all races, religions and ages have come together to sort out the devastation that can largely be laid at the doorstep of our government
We want to hear about steps taken, people arrested, people charged and sentenced in courts of law
Courts do have a crucial role in political cases but alternative dispute resolution mechanisms should be considered
Media houses holding each other to account is essential to a working democracy, but false claims serve only to undermine that goal
The JCC’s recent ruling against the chief justice is a win for accountability that enforces the principles of judicial authority
Women leaders are lauded for their handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the data is often cherry-picked
We need consequences, otherwise we will continue to get more of the same
The electorate needs to know who gives parties money, but the amended Promotion of Access to Information Act and the Political Party Funding Act are in limbo
The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons
Endless, toothless internal integrity committees are not the way out of corruption
Pure politics: Incoming Electoral Act changes could revolutionise our political landscape. Or not
Oversight is crucial, and more so during a state of disaster, yet the Parliament seems to prefer deferring this function until the Covid-19 crisis is over
The lack of accountability and consequences for deviant behaviour by government officials allowed the misuse of taxpayers’ money
Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi shows the value of competent young leaders who prioritise accountability and challenge the status quo