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.
Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi fields tough questions on the union's lack of leadership at Marikana, running for office in the ANC and more -- full podcast.
Mathews Phosa and Kgalema Motlanthe have finally broken their silence on President Zuma's leadership qualities. So what does it mean as Mangaung approaches?
The Western Cape ANC's announcement that it will evaluate the performance of its public representatives has ignited tension in the party.
Jacob Zuma's popularity wanes in Gauteng, while the Limpopo textbook debacle may become a ugly blemish on the president's record.
There has been renewed interest in the ideology, particularly among young people in the West, writes Stuart Jeffries.
Mail & Guardian editor-in-chief Nic Dawes talks us through some of the key points to come out of the discussions at last week's ANC policy conference.