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Let’s go back to the NDP

To improve the South African economy, we need to institute practical measures to effect change

Corruption perception index released, US out of top 20

For the first time since 2011, the United States has not made the list of top 20 countries perceived to be least corrupt in the world

Corrupt police shake down Malawi

The upsurge in uniformed crime is undermining the credibility of law enforcement

Corporations and countries complicit in ripping off Africa

Africa continues to haemorrhage trillions of dollars through illicit tax flows, research by a panel of experts has revealed.

SA bombs again in corruption index

Perceptions about corruption in SA remain worrying, with another poor score in the Transparency International's 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Madonsela wins global award for integrity

The public protector won the Transparency International Integrity award for 2014 and Madonsela thanked her team for their efforts against corruption.

Better governance through transparency and openness

People around the world are demanding much greater openness, good governance and accountability from their governments, writes Francis Maude.

A word of advice for mining investors

As investors arrive in Cape Town for the annual mining indaba, Peter Eigen gives foreign and local investors tips for improving this dire industry.

Angolan wealth fund gets president’s son on board

Angola, Africa's second-largest oil producer, has become the latest country on the continent to launch a sovereign wealth fund.

Dictator’s son in Swaziland to party

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 stash illegal $500bn abroad

Rich Indians have stashed away almost $500-billion of illicit money abroad, parking the funds in countries considered the "least corrupt".

Frustrated anti-corruption watchdog cuts ties with Fifa

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.

SA ranks 54th in global corruption index

South Africa ranks 54th in Transparency International's 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released on Tuesday.

Concerns raised over press freedom in Niger

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.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention