More threatening to the constitutional vision for a future South Africa is a form of identity politics seizing people's minds.
The holy father's first visit to Africa has an interfaith dimension that sends a signal in places where religious conflict is powerful.
The fuzzy concept cannot serve as a cohesive force that will inspire us to live together in harmony.
Islamic State terrorists applaud when ignorant, bigoted Westerners turn their anger on Muslims.
Tinyiko Maluleke's nostalgia takes him back to Bree Street in Johannesburg, which has been renamed to honour ANC struggle stalwart Lilian Ngoyi.
'Solidarity' too often masks a culture of sexual coercion and assault by male activists.
From student protests to celebrity tiffs, Twitter made sure SA got their bite-sized outrage, rants and reflections trending, writes Sthembiso Sithole.
With access to high political power, she believed she was unaccountable and untouchable, writes David Bruce.
SA’s democracy, won by much sacrifice, is in dire danger from the greed and machinations of a few.
Amid waning support - and as the only avenue of justice for many - the International Criminal Court must be strengthened, writes Netsanet Belay.
Senegal’s president, Macky Sall, has what it takes to be considered the serious face of the continent.
Anonymous strives to bring down Islamic State propaganda before it reaches the masses.
In the flurry of activity since Paris was attacked, the reasons it happened in the first place risk being forgotten.
Two narratives have emerged from student protests in South Africa: reform on the one hand – and revolution on the other. Which narrative will triumph?
If the ANC is 'more important than SA', is Jacob Zuma also more important?
Zuma holds the key to the fates and fortunes of many of the most powerful names in South African politics.
It needs to be a nicer place, for the sake of its share price if not its role in the public sphere.
The attacks by animal lovers reflect the anger felt about the intrusion in a privileged space.
By 1954, Sarah had been banned from all the organisations she was associated with and restricted from attending public gatherings for two years.