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.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
The obituary of the Zuma administration can be summed up with its ethos: grab as much and as fast as you can.
The International Olympic Committee has banished dopers from the Winter Games. Shame it hasn't treated North Korea, a noted human rights violator, with the same resolve.
Hugh Masekela's itinerary-in-exile was loud and clear in his songs.
Africa’s immediate challenge is to develop closer partnerships with those opposing US President Donald Trump.
A groundbreaking High Court ruling outlawing the spanking of children in South Africa has outraged some Christian bodies that claim parents are entitled to hit their children in a "godly way".
Writing and rewriting black sporting history is a means of redressing exclusion.
Afrikaners in post-apartheid South Africa struggle with a historical sense of inferiority that reinforces their whiteness.
The Steinhoff corporate scandal will do South Africa a huge service if it makes the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race.