Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?
The clash over South Africa's Traditional Courts Bill is essentially about custom and constitutionalism. The government is often seen as pandering to traditional leaders' whims.
Most Africans see courts as legitimate but only a slim majority trust them while one in three people believe judges are corrupt.
A lot of moral outrage has been expressed lately – over Trump's travel ban and other issues. The expression of such outrage is more than a response to perceived injustice.
South African struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada believed in non-racialism to his core, even as others around him began to argue for an Africanist approach.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has repeatedly stepped in to protect vulnerable people and to perform what former deputy chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke calls its "transformative role".
As South Africa marks Human Rights Day and the 20th anniversary of its constitution it's a good time to reflect on the problems it faces in making constitutional rights a reality.
Besides a reminder of a dark period in South Africa's history, Human Rights Day also celebrates the country's unique, highly acclaimed constitution which guarantees human dignity and equal rights.
South Africa's Constitutional Court is in a fix. The only way to deliver social grants that support millions would be through a process that's without validation, would be unlawful and invalid.
In preparing the 2017 national budget South Africa needs to take heed of warnings that its historical austerity measures are hurting the poor and even costing lives.
With the impasse between South African universities and students over free higher education a forum has been set up to look at possible reforms.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany
The leaderlessness of South Africa's #FeesMustFall student movement has ultimately fed into divisions within the grouping.
Not only is it cheaper to provide permanent supportive housing to the homeless, but the improvement to their lives is immeasurable.
The Christian left has played a strong role in America's history. In this election too, it is not silent.
The new prime minister has made social justice her brand. But the evidence shows just how big a job her predecessors left for her.
Companies, which in the past tended to stay neutral on divisive social and political issues, are increasingly taking a stand. What's behind the change?
The people responsible for the country's successes are the victims of its political failures.
Adopting an African philosophy of education can be a powerful tool to help the continent's universities create real social change and justice.
It can be hard to move people with just text or images. But virtual reality can let people experience others' lives, making it a potent tool for social change.