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.
Opinions differ widely about the true character of the EFF and what it really stands for since it gained seats in parliament in 2014.
Buthelezi should not be dismissed as a mere stooge during apartheid. Yet, he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
The early Nelson comes across as a man consumed by insecurity and ambition, plagued by inner strife and anger.
South Africa needs a new social contract whose core aim is the creation of dynamic economy.
The sites provide a rare tangible record of the international solidarity that existed during the Cold War.
Dissatisfied ANC voters were much more likely to switch their votes if they held positive views of an opposition party. However, the problem for the opposition is that few people held these views.
How Swapo and the ANC respond to any further decline in electoral support will define the future of democracy in both countries.
ANC and EFF differ on ideology and policy – an alliance between them would prove difficult to put together and made to work.
Perhaps the combination of religious rhetoric and secular laws is a winning electoral strategy.
The veteran liberation struggle activist brings gravitas to every position he occupies.
South Africans are actively challenging the criminalisation of the state. Many of the revelations about fraud, corruption and nepotism come from principled whistle-blowers within the state.
A 1971 law, and the parallel growth of an illegal economy, shaped South Africa’s unique cannabis landscape.
Mzala’s distinctive intellectual contribution combined a sophisticated grasp of revolutionary theory with the reality of ethnic nationalism.
Year after year, challenges have distracted the country from its agricultural expansion goals.
A younger generation of feminists will remember her, above all, for her remarkable championing of the struggle against patriarchy.
The decision is likely to be relied on by courts to order the Department of Correctional Services to grant offenders parole.
The activist is today the subject of songs, sculptures, an annual lecture and even a new musical.
Stable coalitions will depend on strong democratic values being embedded among political elites.