Despite its historic importance, Sharpeville itself has remained unknown and its residents anonymous, yet they have a story to tell.
The governing ANC’s indifference to constitutionalism has left the constitution vulnerable to opportunistic attack by politicians.
Critics of the 1994 political settlement largely hail from the black middle class, even though it has been one the principal beneficiaries of South Africa’s social democracy.
The overwhelming majority of Muslims in Mozambique reject the violence of the insurgents and their quest for a caliphate.
The trend towards decriminalising same sex relations in the SADC region contrasts with moves towards harsher punishment in other parts of Africa.
Support for the Palestinian cause has remained a steadfast element of South African foreign policy since the ANC came into power in 1994.
The justice ministry had more than enough time to make the law constitutional. Failure to do so is an indictment on its leadership in the process.
The transfer of township rental houses to inhabitants did not necessarily give families greater security. “Family houses” were frequently acquired by individuals.
Land disputes arise when the fundamental principles of customary law are breached. The breach can be at the hands of the state or its representatives.
Awarding punitive costs against legal practitioners would make them think twice about facilitating delaying tactics and malicious lawsuits.
Zimbabwe’s 2023 elections look like their predecessors: stolen. But this one is a bit different. Opposition strategies and regional responses have changed too. What does this mean for the future?
Armed police interventions are unconstitutional and incapable of addressing housing and safety in the inner city.
Inner city occupations and shack settlements alike are the inevitable consequence of the fact that huge populations of people have to get by without a living wage.
The challenges facing South African judges have been well documented for decades. They include the high number of unfilled vacancies and poor working conditions.
Women’s representation in Zimbabwe’s parliament has declined in spite of a quota imposed in 2013.
Women’s Day is used to draw attention to the issues women still face in South Africa.
The Marriage Bill should strike a balance between preserving non-discriminatory cultural and religious practices and promoting liberal values.
Opposition activists have previously been accused of treason and unpatriotic behaviour for expressing concerns about human rights abuses.
South Africa needs a new social contract whose core aim is the creation of dynamic economy.
There is never going to be a final assessment of Mandela’s legacy. How it is regarded will continue to change, depending on the destination South Africa travels to.