Sugar-coating South Africa's apartheid past as a way to foster unity only papers over an unequal present.
Tinyiko Maluleke's nostalgia takes him back to Bree Street in Johannesburg, which has been renamed to honour ANC struggle stalwart Lilian Ngoyi.
Patriarchy and men scarred by racism violate women to assert their masculinity.
Women's Day marks the protest of women against apartheid policies. But six decades on black women have yet to fully embrace feminism as a discourse.
Apla veterans say they sacrificed their youth for the liberation struggle, only to be forgotten and left without pensions, homes and jobs.
The M&G's Victoria John speaks to DA leader Mmusi Maimane about the state of the country's education system and what he would do differently.
Our present-day leaders use the power of memory as a remote control to engender obeisance.
Gavin Evans, a former South African journalist, tackles the notion that intelligence is skin deep.
What is the real issue facing South African writers after apartheid?
The real problem between black and white South Africans is not white people's attitude, but the government's desertion of black people.
Her last column was a plea for empathy and understanding, writes Verashni Pillay, not an attempt to drive white guilt.
The story of Assata Shakur – wanted by the FBI since 1973 – shows how revolutionaries do not ‘drop from the moon’ but are shaped by society.
Considering the fact that we are desperately trying to reduce racial stress in South Africa, I am shocked that this column was allowed to be posted.
The motives of the 'last apartheid president' can only be truly understood within a 20-year context.
David Goldblatt salutes a photographer whose work speaks fluently about people and events
Mandela was a far wilier politician, and could be less saintly, than some other portrayals would have us believe, writes Robin Renwick.