Governments of different political leanings helped forge the Human Rights Commission. To abolish it would diminish accountability and silence an important government critic.
The voices of recreational cannabis users are curiously missing from the official debate about legalisation.
The African Cup of Nations is the continent's premier soccer tournament - but it's not being broadcast on TV as usual. Behind the blackout is a tale of court rulings and sour deals.
The South African pressure group Afriforum and its allies want to be the only voices speaking on behalf of Afrikaners.
It is just as much for our own sake, as for the sake of robots, that we should begin recognising the rights of intelligent machines.
The deal was not as bad as it could have been, but not as good as it should have been.
Proposed changes to South Africa's labour laws would make it almost impossible to strike and render the planned national minimum wage unenforceable.
After violence in Charlottesville, internet firms are erasing bigoted content. But should private companies serve as unaccountable regulators and be responsible for policing complex social issues?
New Zealand just conferred personhood upon the Whanganui River, giving it standing to legally defend its rights. Can this novel strategy save the environment?
If you have an Irish granny, a spare €650,000 to spend in Malta, or a hankering for a new villa in Cyprus, then EU citizenship is within reach.
This is election year for several African countries and there's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?