The suggestion that Mandela single-handedly achieved democracy is as intellectually threadbare as the charge that he was centrally responsible for the failure to transform South Africa.
As the US debates reparations for descendants of slavery, cases in Africa help illustrate the limits of programs focused solely in financial restitution.
Human Rights Watch says Israeli action amounts apartheid in certain areas. But what does that really mean?
When the Truth and Reconciliation was mandated to investigate human rights violations from March 1960, that left twelve years of apartheid rule unexplored.
Despite millions of free homes built since 1994, spatial inequality in South Africa remains high. A study evaluating a programme to boost rentals in well-located areas found mixed results, however.
The king retained his position because undemocratic centralised power is too big a temptation for those who seek to benefit.
Pupils who aren't exposed to different perspectives won't be equipped to participate in and contribute to a democratic society.
In both countries, neglect and misinformation at the highest levels of government led to undue tragedy.
It is vital that the latest move by government towards restructuring succeeds in making the industry safe, reliable and viable, contributing to the country’s economy.
Persistent challenges of the past and the present burden women with unspoken traumas, but art such as needlework is a way to break the silence.
Reflecting on the life of George Bizos, one of South Africa's shining lights.
The life story of Mandlenkosi Makhoba represents the losers in the new South Africa, showing how inequality is produced and reproduced generationally.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi deserves better than being dismissed as an apartheid stooge. But he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
Local government and humanitarian actors are faced with tough choices of prioritising, managing and balancing resources, locations and constituencies.
Students feel a generational responsibility to challenge racial stereotypes, a study finds.
Mandela left at the right time in 1999, when the country still seemed in a healthy state, after which he consolidated his international reputation.
South Africa's history shows that mobilising white privilege can be a useful tool for advancing the struggle against racism.
The inequalities in South Africa's education are systematically being exposed at a scale not experienced before.
It is not hard to see the roots of 20th century apartheid policies in the legacy of the British settlers.
It is rare for a post-authoritarian society to get two chances to reconcile. This may be just that, for white South Africans in particular.