As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can't eat democracy.
This years' Freedom Day in South Africa can signify a difference: a renewal and return to the values of the 1994 social contract
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s term in office so far, makes it seem that South Africa can hope and dream again. That’s quite a gift for Freedom Day.
President Lukashenko's recent reconciliation with Putin is unlikely to help Belarusian citizens caught up in post-Soviet economic and social turmoil.
South Africa's transition to democracy was based on the values of inclusive politics, reconciliation, human rights and constitutionalism. Twenty-two years on, how has the country fared?