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Thanks Matt, I really like your "ends" approach. I would argue though that citizens' sense of whether they know what government does and whether they can engage with is is an important end - beyond whether it is a good "means". The obfuscation around an issue like Nkandla makes many South Africans feel alienated from their government - isn't this sense of alienation also an end?

Matt Andrews

Great comment Albert. As you will see I have this as a means right now. But I think I will probably add it as an end in due course. Not sure about the right metric: trust in government? Knowledge about government? It can't be transparency because South Africa scores high on this...

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