Twenty years on, the events of the massacre are contested and people remain divided and angry, writes the M&G's ombudsman Franz Kruger.
In his heart, De Klerk was never a reformer, but rather a practitioner of realpolitik, even if it meant unbanning the ANC, writes Charles Leonard.
The 1992 Boipatong massacre became a symbol of state-sponsored black-on-black violence. Twenty years on we visit Mlayi Msidi, who lost family in the violence.
Lebole Dibetle was a dedicated policeman who was sent to Boipatong after the massacre. He would never be the same again, writes Monako Dibetle.
Seven hostels can be linked to much of the Reef violence over the past year. Clashes involving inmates have led to over 270 deaths in the past year.
A white policeman was killed shortly before the Boipatong massacre - but police dismiss any link between the two events as "absolute silliness".
How President FW de Klerk responds to the present political crisis will determine the fate of South Africa.
Goldstone swoops on disused mine hostel ...
A disused Iscor hostel called kwaMadala is widely considered the centre of the Vaal violence.