There are individual activists and political groupings who believe violent action is legitimate and use the circumstances to actively drive such behaviour.
A realignment is needed as the current systems have lost the competence to midwife a new nation out of the formative experiences of the last 25 years.
Claiming a right to determine reality by mere say-so is becoming increasingly commonplace, but we should never get used to it.
Reflecting on the life of George Bizos, one of South Africa's shining lights.
In each of his novels, he explored questions that shifted South Africa's cultural debates, especially about memory and race.
The book shows that the claim made by some analysts that it was the fall of communism that prompted moves towards negotiations to end apartheid is off the mark.
That none of his collections were published in apartheid South Africa testifies to the police state's censorship.
The gift of his images lies in their depiction of the social worlds that apartheid sought to destroy, but that live on through the photographs.
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.
Although a commited veteran of the ANC, Mlangeni was no party apparatchik. He was outspoken against endemic corruption in government.
South Africa's history shows that mobilising white privilege can be a useful tool for advancing the struggle against racism.
Book sheds new light on the evolution of the economic policy of the African National Congress, South Africa's governing party.
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.
Goldberg was the youngest Rivonia triallist. Segregated prisons meant he was sent to Pretoria, while his fellow accused were incarcerated on Robben Island.
The book is set to heighten the debate about the future of the party, whose dominance has been in decline since 2009.
Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each week like the one before it, so that the months and years blend into each other.
The British Anti-Apartheid Movement was founded 60 years ago. Here's why it remains as relevant today as in its heyday.
It seems that former president FW De Klerk continues to find it hard to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
In his new capacity as President of South Africa, FW de Klerk directly experienced for the first time how the international community had abandoned its support for minority white rule.
Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.