The country urgently needs more people who are committed to living decently to undo the systemic humiliation caused by political and economic institutions.
In 2003, Rwanda adopted a policy of ethnic non-recognition. However, for 100 days in a year, it centres ethnicity in the country’s psyche.
Every South African who cares about the future of the country will agree with former president Mbeki that, to avert disaster, something must be done urgently about its deep socio-economic problems.
The country is still a very different political space. It’s a noisy democracy with a free media, lots of dissenting voices, and insulting the government doesn’t carry any overt sanction.
Dos Santos died as he had lived and governed: in silence. His silence, and what he accomplished with it, is his most enduring legacy.
Fanon left a remarkable imprint, his views influencing many in the field of mental illness as well as pan-Africanist and anti-colonialism thinkers.
Referenda may well have a place in the country’s democracy, but if the form of an electoral system can be referred to a referendum, why not capital punishment, abortion or LGBT rights?
It is important to embrace all the nation’s languages in a multilingual and multicultural society. This will ensure they are used, developed and mainstreamed.
The country has had five governments in 10 years. Every time a government collapses, the reform programme follows suit.
The median amount of cash bail is $10,000 – an immense sum for people living in poverty. Bail funds, unlike bail bondsmen, don’t charge high fees.
South Africa has no comprehensive national media literacy programme. Often it comes down to individual teachers and schools to make learners more media literate.
Two radically inventive new works of Australian graphic nonfiction dig deep into 21st-century life. They balance critique with hopeful possibilities – of collective change and radical acceptance.
The UK is offering an elite visa for well-off graduates from elite institutions to stay temporarily in the UK.
The study highlights the flimsy boundaries between different forms of violence: torture and extrajudicial punishment, lawful arrest, and an unlawful kidnapping.
A judicial commission into state corruption found that the Gupta family influenced former President Jacob Zuma’s political decisions.
The study reveals a consistently biased and negative depiction of sex workers by news media in Nigeria.
South Africa could benefit from having a dedicated institution to oversee whistleblower protection.
The students who marched on 16 June 1976 did more than simply register a political opinion.
What started out as an instinctive and private response to trauma has become a collective process of grieving and commemoration.
Lesotho has done a good job of curbing the powers of its monarch and making its electoral system inclusive.