Mandela was a far wilier politician, and could be less saintly, than some other portrayals would have us believe, writes Robin Renwick.
Genuine hopes of a new dawn have been dashed and we have been reduced to a protest society.
The sacrifices we made for the struggle were all validated in one speech by FW de Klerk.
The unbanning of political parties caught people unawares, but most can recall where they were.
Since May 2008 the government has done, on a net basis, nothing about xenophobia. The fine words are more than cancelled out by the lack of action.
Elation was tempered by fear and the sense that the unbanning was real came only when Mandela was released.
The unbanning of political parties and the end of emergency media laws meant the Weekly Mail had to reassess its role.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) sought the greatest possible protection of human rights and the strongest possible constitutional democracy.
The motives of the 'last apartheid president' can only be truly understood within a 20-year context.
A sequence of solutions – in Angola, Namibia and Mozambique – guaranteed democracy in SA.
An ode to the long-suffering people of South Africa in light of Eskom’s perpetual rolling blackouts, by Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
We can have more honest conversations about race but we cannot reject forgiveness and its aim of reconciliation, writes Verashni Pillay.
'Charlie' represents a hierarchy of Western ideals to which not everyone subscribes.
What kind of a book would the biography of the leader of Winterveldt, arguably the largest informal settlement in the southern hemisphere, make?
South Africans need to work with each other to resolve our collective guilt and innocence.
Readers write in about the plight of cartoonists, Zambian democracy, a Hamas leader visiting South Africa and the origin of French Muslims.
Water scarcity is here and we need to act now, as this is more difficult to solve than the electricity crisis.
Our dismay at La Grange is born of an expectation for her to be a symbol of Nelson Mandela’s ideals
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.