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.
M&G readers comment on the next five years under President Jacob Zuma, compare David Webster with Steve Biko and call for street name changes in CT.
Elections are difficult. So as you make your way to your designated voting stations, here are nine things to remember when casting your vote.
Society fails when we cease to care, when those in power seek to enrich themselves and when people lose trust in their leaders, writes Jay Naidoo.
Mac Maharaj responds to the M&G's report on his mooted role.
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".