Student protests, as well as an unrelated clash between lawyers, have offered a chance for the country to hear voices that are usually marginalised.
It matters a great deal that the partnership between Helen Zille and Mampela Ramphele dissolved so quickly, writes Sisonke Msimang.
If the AU is serious about dispensing justice it will fast-track the long-mooted African Court of Justice.
The focus of transformation in the judiciary has been almost entirely on race and sexism has been ignored, says Nomonde Nyembe and Sisonke Msimang.
Madiba is lauded for his contribution to the recognition of black people's dignity, and for guaranteeing the human rights of sexual minorities.
Anene Booysen's rape will happen again. She was raped and mutilated because she was a girl, and they wanted to destroy her, writes Sisonke Msimang.
South Africans may complain often and loudly, but that is far better than Americans' paralysis, writes Sisonke Msimang.
- and to many other poor people who die at the hands of criminals and who are too unimportant to warrant commentary.
The political climate in the Southern African Development Community has been balmy of late.
A few weeks ago, the woman who had falsely accused my father, Mavuso Msimang, of sexually harassing her almost two years ago withdrew her case against him. It was a hollow victory. The withdrawal per se was an anticlimax. As a family, we were hoping the case would go to court, so that we could get justice, in addition to peace.