Anti-corruption protests in more than 80 cities spell trouble for the 2018 presidential election campaign.
The idea that violence is acceptable when levelled against tyranny is a core American belief.
It has been a rough year for the women of this world, which makes a day of recognition even more important.
People have been rising up against nuclear weapons ever since the first one was used – and it hasn't been for nothing.
When the pen is mightier than the sword.
As a privileged mainstream protest movement rises, it should heed the experiences and triumphs of its more radical counterparts
It's vital that the problems at the South African Broadcasting Corporation be fixed in the public interest and for democracy, given its wide media reach in the country.
Can the new administration be swayed if the people keep up the pressure?
On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.
A grassroots opposition movement against the Donald Trump presidency is growing. The question is can it be harnessed into globalised sanctions campaign?
When athletes take a stand on sociopolitical issues, they have a public profile by which to showcase their views. But they face criticism that it is not their 'place' to comment on sensitive matters.
The V&A’s current exhibition, Revolution, highlights that all is not rosy from the vantage point of 2016.
South Africa's economic challenges of 2016 are largely a reflection of its inability to change in the light of global shocks.
Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
Nakedness has long been employed as a gesture of defiance, highlighting the plight of the oppressed.
The leaderlessness of South Africa's #FeesMustFall student movement has ultimately fed into divisions within the grouping.
The late 1960s and 1970s saw powerful waves of dissent break out over Australia. It hasn't been the same since.
The "Fuck Fred Nile" case highlights the absurdity of criminalising "fleeting expletives" while allowing speech that depicts homosexuality as abnormal, unnatural and sinful.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced that government expenditure on higher education and specifically universities will be the fastest growing expenditure items on the budget.
Peacekeeping is not easy. But for South Africa's universities to begin working towards solutions, it is crucial that their communities give peace a chance.