Political analyst Steven Friedman says Riah Phiyega should quit and political parties welcome the findings and recommendations of the Marikana report.
His dissident views made him a renegade communist, but a new biography confirms Harold Wolpe as an influential radical voice.
The top commentators in South Africa talk about their influence or lack thereof.
Analysts have disagreed whether this weekend's Limpopo ANC election will be influenced by a power struggle between factions of the ruling party.
Civic organisations say the passing of the secrecy Bill came as no surprise but they would continue to fight it at the National Council of Provinces.
Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo's decision to step down has been met both by praise and skepticism, even as speculation about his successor mounts.
Judge Goldstone's partial recantation of a UN-sponsored report on Israel's invasion of Gaza has divided the local Jewry amid claims he was "bullied".
A number of organisations have made their voices heard over comments by President Jacob Zuma equating a vote for the ANC to a pass to heaven.
The Constitution was not a "miracle law" and should not be used to solve problems that we cannot solve ourselves, Professor Steven Friedman said.
Political accountability and effective governance will be South Africa's real challenges, political analyst Steven Friedman told farmers on Wednesday.
Will he or won't he announce a poll date? That is the question observers are asking ahead of the president's State of the Nation speech on Friday.
The rumoured breakaway party by former African National Congress chairperson Mosiuoa Lekota is unlikely to give the ANC sleepless nights.
Political analysts are divided over the fate of President Thabo Mbeki ahead of a watershed ANC meeting this weekend.
The University of Johannesburg is spending R25-million on scholarships for master's and PhD students, some of whom will be guaranteed employment
The Mail & Guardian Online's Thought Leader , where some of South Africa's finest minds stir up debate every day, on Wednesday evening scooped South African web log of the year at the 2008 SA Blog Awards, beating formidable competition.
Investors will closely eye the African National Congress's election conference next week, fearing a victorious Jacob Zuma would chart a leftist course. Maarten-Jan Bakkum, an economist at ABN Amro Asset Management, said the thought of Zuma governing Africa's economic powerhouse left many investors uneasy.
New African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma will make his first keynote speech on Saturday, since taking over the party leadership from President Thabo Mbeki. His speech will form part of celebrations for the 96th anniversary of the party. The anniversary rally will take place at the Super Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria.
Floor-crossing will finally be scrapped, a media report said on Thursday. Following on a decision by the African National Congress's Polokwane conference, Parliament's committee on private members' legislative proposals on Wednesday agreed to a draft Bill that will lead to the scrapping of the practice.
As violent xenophobic clashes that have claimed at least 42 lives spread from Gauteng to Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, President Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for the "involvement" of the military. More than 16Â 000 people have been displaced in Gauteng.