We can have more honest conversations about race but we cannot reject forgiveness and its aim of reconciliation, writes Verashni Pillay.
What kind of a book would the biography of the leader of Winterveldt, arguably the largest informal settlement in the southern hemisphere, make?
The Concourt finding might make it harder for voters to distinguish between fact and comment.
Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane enjoy an excellent working relationship, argues DA chief whip John Steenhuisen.
Readers write in about the plight of cartoonists, Zambian democracy, a Hamas leader visiting South Africa and the origin of French Muslims.
'Charlie' represents a hierarchy of Western ideals to which not everyone subscribes.
Water scarcity is here and we need to act now, as this is more difficult to solve than the electricity crisis.
South Africans need to work with each other to resolve our collective guilt and innocence.
Two decades of struggle to move away from a South Africa in which the executive and minority interests reign supreme may have been in vain.
Our dismay at La Grange is born of an expectation for her to be a symbol of Nelson Mandela’s ideals
A look ahead at the most important court cases 2015 will bring. Important political cases, but also the state's appeal in the Oscar Pistorius case.
It’s amazing, and sad, to think that in some communities the race of the person you love will directly influence your social standing.
The ANC has demonstrated an extreme intolerance to criticism, which suggests Jacob Zuma should be reminded of his own mortality.
Do whites have enough power to define themselves in SA without the agreement of society? That might have been true 40 years ago, less true now.
For all the flak a restaurant owner received for reported racism, most seem to ignore his sexism. Haji Mohamed Dawjee imagines his jubilation at this.
We shouldn’t force people like Zelda la Grange and CeeLo Green to say they’re sorry for their tweets. They should willingly do so if they mean it.
The complicated nature of government and the negative impact of political appointments make running the country a nightmare.
With the world’s eyes on the tiny African nation, its president is hoping the Africa Cup of Nations will bring the approval he so desperately seeks.
We can condemn the reckless use of free speech by the cartoonists, but the response of the extremists was not justified, writes Philip Machanick.