Sarah Baartman’s name can be elevated to the highest point of the University of Cape Town’s campus, but if her legacy isn’t built into each classroom and interaction the honour is hollow.
Referenda have their place in democracy, but can also be misused.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appeal to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.
A survey shows that support for land reform in South Africa differs according to race.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa's political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.
Troubles in South Africa's coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
South Africa's Constitutional Court judgment shows concern that the independence of the country's prosecuting authority has been compromised.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.