Looking back over 20 years of democracy through the eyes of the "Mail & Guardian".
It's all about democracy, initiative and crafty politics for M&G readers this week.
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We take a look at a few of the harsh remarks Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie dished out to Julius Malema in his open letter.
You get two kinds of politicians: those who come from prison and those who must go to prison. Julius Malema belongs to the latter, says the PA leader.
If the ANC ever dies, it will be on our hands and future generations will never forgive us for that mistake.
Gimmicks and misdirection abound in this election, but what matters are the policies that will transform the economy, writes Malusi Gigaba.
What we're lacking in these elections is the naked truth; honesty untainted by the pressures of keeping up appearances.
Rather than ask people to vote for a different party, Ronnie Kasrils should instead be trying to influence change within the ANC, writes Khaya Dlanga.
What additional burden is placed on Reeva Steenkamp's mother when cameramen turn their lenses away from Oscar Pistorius to focus on her?
Reports on municipal unrest miss the wider picture of peaceful protest in South Africa, writes Jane Duncan.
Those on the SABC's board and in management don't see their role as a buffer between politicians and journalists but as cheerleaders of the ANC.
Spoiling your ballot, as some have pointed out, is still a valid choice open to the voter - and a better one than simply staying away from the polls.
Young women need to realise when the language of love turns into the language of control, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.
While you may think the Goldilocks zone refers to not being too hot or too cold, it could also refer to the state of being simply human.
The City of Cape Town takes great exception to the perception that has been created around its position on street people.
OpenSSL's security loophole, dubbed Heartbleed, has revealed a fundamental truth about the internet: we should not take goodwill for granted.
The Cape Argus has published a shocking exposé on a City of Cape Town plan to rid the city centre of people who live and make a living on the streets.
The time has surely come for the intervention of wholly independent private conciliation specialists in SA's mining industry.