Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
Legislation to control the private funding of political parties in South Africa is long overdue.
The persistence of Sam Nzima's June 16 photograph is remarkable. The shadow in the photograph can be read as a metaphor for the rich debate that this image continues to bring to the surface.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s popularity has improved the favourability of the governing ANC among South Africans.
Nelson Mandela's centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
Nearly a third of South Africa's municipalities are not financially viable.
Apartheid has been removed from the statute books for almost three decades. But a de facto apartheid endures both economically and socially.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
South African parties are recognising that coalition politics is now part of the political landscape and is here to stay.
Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society's ethos.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
South Africa marks 24 years of freedom amid continuous contests over over governance, economic justice as well as reconciliation and inclusion.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
The way Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is being remembered recalls the outpouring of grief and iconic status Eva Peron the First Lady of Argentina was accorded.
Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface.
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s proposed prosecution is a welcome reaffirmation of the principle that all are equal before the law.