People want to shoot the messenger, but they do hear the message.
After 1994 efforts were made to embed democracy. The focus was on policy and institution-building. What was missing was ensuring all South Africans were on board.
When protesters strip naked to amplify their political voice, it is often a last resort within very restrictive regimes.
Almost 140 years after armed government troops crushed peaceful protests at Parihaka, New Zealand is beginning to make amends with the signing of a reconciliation law and a compensation agreement.