Across 28 countries, only 46% of citizens say they are "very satisfied" or "fairly satisfied" with the way democracy works in their countries.
The party misjudged the power of capitalism, selling out those it had pledged to free.
M&G co-founder and former editor, Anton Harber, reflects on the challenges of starting the paper and the role it played in the country – then and now.
A free nation dare not allow the independence of the courts and the media to ever be compromised.
South Africans must stand together in multitudes to hold politicians accountable for disrespecting our democratic institutions before the whole world.
Margaret Thatcher deplored apartheid - and FW de Klerk deserved the praise he was awarded - says the former British ambassador during an interview.
Former British ambassador to SA in the late 1980s, Lord Robin Renwick, discusses the role the former British prime minister played to end apartheid.
The jubilation bought about by the end of apartheid has caused us to stray from the path of reconciliation.
A far longer, rich history of Africa's civil uprisings is often missing in the analysis of today's protests.
Two legal experts debate the deputy chief justice's warning about the 'uncanny' power the president wields.
Two legal experts debate the deputy chief justice’s warning about the 'uncanny' power the president wields.
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.