Loren Jacobs's prayer for victims of the Tree of Life congregation offended many Jews. Jacobs is part of a group called Jews for Jesus – a messianic Jewish organization with a complicated history.
Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
The de Young Museum of San Francisco recently opened an exhibit devoted to the Islamic fashion scene. Here's how Muslim women's fashions challenge popular stereotypes.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Government agencies spend millions of dollars yearly to buy and demolish homes sited in floodplains. But the program is slow, cumbersome and doesn't always help those who need it most.
Companies tie their flag to a social movement or political moment because they think there's money in it. But if it helps change the world a little, that's fine too.
A survey shows that support for land reform in South Africa differs according to race.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
Prisoners in 17 states are striking to call attention to harsh conditions and low pay for their labor, something that may run afoul of the 13th Amendment and other legal commitments.
Some prosecutions followed soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa promised accountability for the Marikana massacre.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
Social media is a great tool for activists campaigning for social justice. But if it is not used with caution it can end up working against them.
The broader nature of today's pro-choice movements show that a specific injustice can be a vehicle for highlighting wider social inequalities.
While the commitment of vegan businesses to animal well-being is laudable, is that where their ethical commitments stop? Are they reproducing bare-minimum labour standards, or aiming higher?