The year was one of disastrous and shameful decisions, but our democracy still functions.
Elites still choose the line SA takes politically and citizens are expected to fall in. We need an enthusiastic alternative like UK's Jeremy Corbyn.
The political antics of the coming months could set the tone for the next 20 years, writes Richard Calland.
In Spain, traditional approaches and parties are being swept aside to give voters a fresh vision.
Politics is no different than the dog-eat-dog world of advertising. But similarly, politicians need to move beyond all talk and no delivery.
Times Media editor and author Ray Hartley said SA politics needed more protein or meat, in the form of tough and substantial policy decision-making.
The post-1994 dispensation has failed to give young Africans a sense of passion and hope for the future.
Alan Wieder's biography on Joe Slovo and Ruth First focuses on the couple's relationship, their different personalities and opposing views.
Former Constitutional Court justice Albie Sachs is bound to art and politics by love and lineage. He chats about this and his years of art collecting.
Thabo Mbeki shares his thoughts on the booing of Jacob Zuma, the state of leadership, Madiba's legacy and whether he would return to local politics.
Professor Adam Habib addressed the M&G Literary Festival on South Africa's suspended revolution - past, present and future.
We chat to newly appointed Human Settlements Minister Connie September about her life in politics and her task ahead.
What would a parliament with Julius Malema be like and does Agang have a fighting chance? Listen to an excerpt on the M&G's weekly radio show.
Mamphele Ramphela announces her entry into the political world and the Oscar Pistorius case still makes headlines worldwide as he applies for bail.
In the wake of the rape and murder of 17-year-old Anene Booysen, the M&G wonders whether this issue will get a mention in the State of the Nation Address.
Our new weekly video series is a quick guide to everything you need to know about local politics. Featured this week: the FNB/ ANC debacle, Nkandla and more.
Senior political reporter Matuma Letsoalo analyses the first day of the Cosatu congress - the unanimous re-election of leadership, JZ's speech and more.
Highlights from our interview with Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Did Cosatu fail at Marikana? Will Vavi run for an ANC position? This, and more.