Rainbow nation | The Public Good podcast

30 November 2022

For Judge Professor Mervyn King, fairness lies at the very heart of good governance.

The former South African Supreme Court judge says: “Fairness is one of the four key criteria of good governance. I use the acronym RAFT: R for responsibility, A for accountability, F for fairness and T for transparency. You cannot have fairness if you don’t have the other factors as well.

“These four criteria are inextricably intertwined. If you’re going to be fair, you’ve got to be responsible, you’ve got to be accountable. The more informed you are reporting-wise, the more transparent your accountability.

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