The South African media chose to sensationalise the Oscar Pistorius trial because that's what the public wanted (and secretly, so did the news media).
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Gerald Kraak, a beloved friend, comrade, mentor and supporter of the SA LGBTI movement.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's attempts to claim Nelson Mandela's Qunu home is another embarrassing incident to add to her growing list of failures.
Internet use has come full circle, with anonymity becoming prized after years of personal info being shared online, writes Alistair Fairweather.
The AU should be noting the stalling of the redemocratisation process with concern rather than endorsing actions such as seizing a leader.
The Constitutional Court didn't provide a test for determining the legality of a proposed measure, which may be due to the limited nature of the case.
Forget freezing eggs – firms should welcome pregnancy as a chance to invest in its staff.
The commission's fixation on the separation of powers omits what else makes a good judge.
The country has steadfastly been expanding its influence, but with that come big responsibilities.
Mazrui opposed colonialism and the Western exploitation of Africa, but also opposed socialist and Marxist solutions, promoting "African liberalism".
The parties' reactions to land invaders in regions they govern are similar - and equally illegal.
African writers must embrace their own tongues lest we drown in an English-dominated world.
In this week's letters to the editor, the Judicial Service Commission is the subject of a response.
An inquiry would shed light on why Jacob Zuma wants to elbow out Mxolisi Nxasana. Zuma's presidential impartiality cannot be assumed.
The UN's working group suggests 169 targets for the Sustainable Development Goals. But we have to focus on fewer if the results are to be measurable.
The longer-term approach to ending violence against women and children has to pay attention to the development of our children, writes Catherine Ward.
If Africans are not careful, their predicted future wealth will fall into foreign hands - as has happened in the past, writes Khaya Dlanga.
The M&G's #6Rand challenge has elicited some varied reactions. Haji Mohamed Dawjee responds to some of the more, uh, interesting, misunderstandings.
From knowing corruption is a "Western paradigm" to abhorring dogs and gay people: welcome to Jacob Zuma's idea of what it means to be an African.