The contested law also defines the jurisdiction of traditional leaders in terms of territory. But traditional community boundaries are actually set by personal relationships.
A former member of the Social Mobility Commission on Jeremy Corbyn's plan to drop social mobility as a policy goal in favour of social justice.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.
Government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security is increasing.
From spirituals about the trials of slavery to the fight for civil rights and the modern rhythms of swing music, Duke Ellington told a story about black life that was both beautiful and complex.
As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can't eat democracy.
To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions.
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
At local level some congregations are bravely creating alternative models where LGBTIQ people can feel safe and be accepted
The teacher strikes that have swept the US represent a new shift in teacher activism that has led teacher unions to align with broader social and racial justice movements, an education scholar says.
Speculation and conspiracy theories abound about the Mozambican insurgents leaving a trail of violence in resource rich Cabo Delgado.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
The ICC is meant to be a Court of last resort, to ensure justice for victims and to end impunity. It's not living up to these promises.
It may seem that having a public register which shows the whereabouts of dangerous people would keep the community safe. But evidence shows public sex offender registers do more harm than good.
Not just for would-be actors: Theatre of the Oppressed is a unique genre of drama education through which students learn how to analyze social problems and change typical outcomes.