Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's struggle was for humanity, oftentimes waged in an inhuman way.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
Ruth and Maurie Crow were early advocates of the compact city. They also warned 50 years ago that a clear justice intent was needed to shape cities for their citizens rather than vested interests.
Those on low incomes get less back from home improvement schemes than they pay in government charges.
The ethical and political reasons to avoid free higher education are unambiguous.
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
Mass hysteria and lawlessness during disasters are remarkably rare, contrary to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's prediction of anarchy when Cape Town's taps run day.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
It's still unclear whether Zimbabwe will manage an effective transition to participatory democracy and freedom. And the current signs are not encouraging.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
A dispute between the African Union's executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples' rights.
Factions within South Africa’s ANC nostalgically point to the example of Oliver Reginald Tambo whose seen as an exemplar of integrity, personifying an ideal leader who served the party selflessly.
Inquests into atrocities committed under apartheid are important because many South Africans are beginning to question whether justice was done under the country's truth and reconciliation process.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike.
Forty years after the apartheid regime clamped down on the free press, South Africa's media continues to face threats, albeit in more subtle forms than in the past.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is first and foremost, a spiritual leader, a man of deep prayer. This motivated his participation in supporting South Africa's liberation struggle.
Archbishop Bishop Desmond Tutu is well known for having invoked an ubuntu ethic to evaluate South African society, and he can take substantial credit for having made the term familiar.
The National Question cannot be resolved solely through South Africa's constitution. There's potential for a far more radical transformative project than traditional liberalism.
Not everyone can afford to pay for solar panels up front, but local planners can help disadvantaged households overcome energy poverty in several ways.