The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
Wherever there is an ugly, unresolved injustice pulling at the fabric of a society, there is an opportunity to haul it out in public and deal with it through a truth commission.
Hugh Lewin is best known for two books that arose from his early involvement in the anti-apartheid underground.
Christian leaders played a very significant role in fighting apartheid. One of them, Peter Storey, tells in his autobiography what shaped his convictions.
Villagers from a community in South Africa's Eastern Cape fought to be consulted and for the power to consent to mining their land.
The Algerian revolution had a profound effect on both Mandela and Fanon's thinking about colonisation, oppression and freedom.
Twenty years after the final report of South Africa's Truth Commission, dealing with the past will always remain "unfinished business".
More attention needs to be paid to aligning South Africa's family policy with the realities of everyday life.
Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Despite South Africa's progressive constitution, LGBTIQ people continue to face discrimination in all social spheres.
As South Africa became an international pariah, it began working in shady ways through even more shady operators, including getting arms from the Soviet Union and China.
South Africa has a history of burning books. The ashes of burnt books tell of the barbarism to which a society can descend.
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
Understanding the impact of Apartheid requires looking beyond Nelson Mandela's achievements to the bloody struggles of the African National Congress and international forces prolonging the violence.
The South African pressure group Afriforum and its allies want to be the only voices speaking on behalf of Afrikaners.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
Acknowledging the source of the images would amplify rather than diminish the power of Hank Willis Thomas's political art.
Electoral support by trade union federation Cosatu has been a huge asset for South Africa's governing ANC.