Genuine hopes of a new dawn have been dashed and we have been reduced to a protest society.
The unbanning of political parties caught people unawares, but most can recall where they were.
Elation was tempered by fear and the sense that the unbanning was real came only when Mandela was released.
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.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) sought the greatest possible protection of human rights and the strongest possible constitutional democracy.
The unbanning of political parties and the end of emergency media laws meant the Weekly Mail had to reassess its role.
A sequence of solutions – in Angola, Namibia and Mozambique – guaranteed democracy in SA.
The motives of the 'last apartheid president' can only be truly understood within a 20-year context.
Mandela was a far wilier politician, and could be less saintly, than some other portrayals would have us believe, writes Robin Renwick.
With so many citizens trapped in poverty and hunger it is difficult to remember February?2 1990 today with the same feelings we had 25 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
Social media resisters are being left out – and then there are CIA and consumerist pitfalls.
The Concourt finding might make it harder for voters to distinguish between fact and comment.