Trevor Manuel says citizens must hold parliamentary and provincial members accountable for the R800m spent on them to represent their constituencies.
Although Hong Kong's leader has indicated a concession to pro-democracy protesters, expectations remain low ahead of talks.
Hong Kong authorities have been accused of hiring thugs to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators, after dozens of masked men rushed the protesters.
We take a look at the context behind the Hong Kong protests – which saw more than 100 000 people take to the streets of the city.
A prerequisite for dealing with corruption is the political will to do so, without any factionalism.
A 17-year-old student activist is leading the path of Hong Kong’s fight for democracy. Let’s take a look at Joshua Wong in five pictures.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has asked that all who believe in democracy support the people of Hong Kong in their bid for elections.
State media says China would not give in to Hong Kong protesters' demands for full democracy and would wait for mass protests to fizzle out.
Rising at the chance to showcase his own martial art skills, the president confirms his attendance at the Karate World Cup. The nation is thrilled.
UJ professor Jane Duncan talks about her upcoming book, 'Rise of the Securocrats’ – which examines the shifting nature of our security cluster.
UFS senior research professor Pumla Gbodo-Madikizela discusses her book 'Dare We Hope?’, in which she addresses the crisis of moral leadership in SA.
Business Day editor Songezo Zibi talks about his new book 'Raising the Bar’, in which he critiques South Africans and the people we’ve become.
Institute for Race Relations chief executive Frans Cronje talks about his new book 'A Time Traveller's Guide to Our Next Ten Years’.
An exhibition in Cape Town is showcasing handmade posters from the 1980s and 1990s that helped promote the revolution in South Africa.
Universities must shift their focus and explore better ways of fostering a more democratic society.
M&G readers write in about the EFF and freedom of speech, and how Thuthukile Zuma's job is an insult to our democracy.
The ANC has let the most reactionary sectors of white society off the hook while chasing away those progressive and antiracist whites.
Politics aside, South Africans share aspirations for economic growth under legitimate leadership.
Nationalism on its own offers no guarantee of a democratic or progressive politics.