Fifty years after the founding of South African Students' Organisation this anti-apartheid movement remains a model for student activists.
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
There is a huge divide between what is important right now and what the election is likely to be about.
A collection of prison letters provides a peek into the suffering of South African liberation hero, Robert Sobukwe.
A progressive Afrikaans newspaper will be relaunched soon. But Vrye Weekblad can't trade on its history alone. It will need to consider the challenges of the present and the future.
Songstress Dorothy Masuku once told South Africa's public broadcaster that music was like breathing for her.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
Wherever there is an ugly, unresolved injustice pulling at the fabric of a society, there is an opportunity to haul it out in public and deal with it through a truth commission.
Hugh Lewin is best known for two books that arose from his early involvement in the anti-apartheid underground.
Christian leaders played a very significant role in fighting apartheid. One of them, Peter Storey, tells in his autobiography what shaped his convictions.
Villagers from a community in South Africa's Eastern Cape fought to be consulted and for the power to consent to mining their land.
The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon's thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
Twenty years after the final report of South Africa's Truth Commission, dealing with the past will always remain "unfinished business".
More attention needs to be paid to aligning South Africa's family policy with the realities of everyday life.
Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Despite South Africa's progressive constitution, LGBTIQ people continue to face discrimination in all social spheres.
As South Africa became an international pariah, it began working in shady ways through even more shady operators, including getting arms from the Soviet Union and China.
South Africa has a history of burning books. The ashes of burnt books tell of the barbarism to which a society can descend.
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.