10. SOUTH AFRICA
It is quite unfortunate that the late global icon Nelson Mandela’s demonstration of vital importance of the constitutional principles of accountability and the rule of law has not been the practice of his successors. It is therefore saddening to see how far some in the ruling elite have strayed from the example set by this great man. An important barometer of the extent of this problem is growing public sector corruption, whereby public funds are being diverted away from the public good towards private interests. Of course private sector corruption is also a problem, but until we get a handle on corruption in government, private sector corruption will continue to flourish.