People who are taught about human rights do not necessarily apply what they've learned in practice, writes Kayum Ahmed.
The Oscar Pistorius trial has highlighted the plight of witnesses in court cases, attacks on whom compromise our justice system.
Such promises are merely fine-sounding ambitions meant to secure your vote on election day, writes Mmanaledi Mataboge.
The ANC's pre-election vetting process to rid itself of corruption has to be fair and impartial to be effective.
In a rapidly changing political landscape, the ANC appears worn out, writes Richard Calland.
A closer look at the electoral landscape yields a troubled portrait of the state of democracy in Southern Africa, writes Kudrat Virk.
President Yoweri Museveni's anti-pornography Act is no laughing matter despite a spirited protest against the miniskirt ban, writes Amy Fallon.
Readers comment on marijuana prohibition, SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Zapiro's Strange Fruit cartoon.
Many of the acts of aggression against women are based on long-standing customary notions, writes Nyasha Karimakwenda.
The external struggle to dominate Ukraine has put fascists in power and brought the country to the brink of conflict.
Trying to lecture students on respecting people's rights will only get you so far. They need experiential human rights education.
The publicity around the trial of Oscar Pistorius isn't for the public, it's media houses trying to outdo each other, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
In a letter to the UN, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, representing human rights activists, has appealed for a commission of inquiry in Sri Lanka.
Fittingly, the Academy awards (the Oscars) and the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius have illuminated our most mortal vices: vanity and violence.
Beatrix Miller, the imperturbable editor of British "Vogue" who chronicled the swinging 1960s with wit and a sense of adventure, has died.
A union's rush to defend the SABC's acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng against Thuli Madonsela's findings is disturbing.
The allegiance to Marxist-Leninism and statism is out of step with modern democratic practice.
There are two truths about native ads: money for journalism has to come from somewhere, and credibility is important for individuals and business.
Blaming Satanism for the horror in South Africa is useless; we must talk about it and find answers, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.