Apartheid has been removed from the statute books for almost three decades. But a de facto apartheid endures both economically and socially.
Philip Tabane was unlike any other musician. His music was intimately woven into his cosmology and spirituality.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
If companies in key industries collectively shunned the Chinese market, that would force China's leaders to take notice, with less risk of blowback.
The colonial and apartheid education project still echoes in South Africa's post-1994 school system.
The protest song "Stimela" remains as much a song about present and future aspirations, as it is of the past.
A furious Twitter row between a TV personality and South African politician about slavery sheds light on the failings of arguments in 280 characters.
This years' Freedom Day in South Africa can signify a difference: a renewal and return to the values of the 1994 social contract
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
Society expects journalists to report objectively. But a documentary filmmaker has an opinion.
Boycotting academic, cultural and sports activities in Israel is an essential part, but total avoidance may not be the most useful political strategy.
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.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's political power stemmed from the visceral connection that she was able to make between the lives of the oppressed black people, and her own.
Peter Dutton’s call for 'civilised nations' to rescue white South African farmers draws explicitly on a long history of equating civilisation with a global white identity.
Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC's dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over the next few months.
China's offensive 'blackface' skit intended to highlight the positive aspects of China-Africa relations, has done the opposite.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.
The decision by South Africa's Film and Publication Board to ban the film Inxeba has been widely criticised.
South Africa's idea of radical economic transformation is missing a critical element.