Mass protests and the violent reaction of the state indicate that SA is in a period of possible rearticulation of politics, says Andile Mngxitama.
What do the election lists doing the rounds mean for our democracy? The M&G's Phillip de Wet talks us through it on our M&G Newsroom radio show.
The Jewish state is under fire for its stance on African asylum seekers and support of human rights abusers.
It's time the ANC did some soul-searching. It's time the party returned to its "first principle": justice and equality for all, writes Khaya Dlanga.
Thousands have marched in Hong Kong to demand a greater say in how their future leaders are chosen.
But does the worldwide acclaim he is accorded signify victory – or does it mark Mandela's defeat?
The public still cannot read Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report and the investigation into Arno Lamoer appears to have reached a standstill.
Was anyone listening when Nelson Mandela said South Africa would never return to an unjust system? It seems not.
How is it possible that South Africa is a better place now than in 1994, asks a disgruntled South African expatriate.
US civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson has called on young South Africans to go to school because their country was "free but not equal".
South Africa is anything but a caring democracy, Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele has said.
Access to justice for all, particularly the impecunious, is a central requirement of the constitutional idea that animates our democracy.
As the new year creakily gathers steam, press standards and regulation are under scrutiny in both South Africa and the United Kingdom.
A new social order needs to be based on a fully participatory democracy and selflessness, writes Jacklyn Cock.
According to an annual report, democracy around the world has been in decline for the seventh year in a row.
Dennis Davis finds much to applaud in former competition tribunal head David Lewis's book Thieves at the Table.
The state will betray its commitment to sustainable development if it fails to implement its policy, says Richard Calland.
Non-profit organisations are facing a serious funding crisis. It is the kind of crisis that has the potential to threaten SA's young democracy.
Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys says South Africans could face a new system of oppression if they don't get more involved and hold government accountable.