Villagers from a community in South Africa's Eastern Cape fought to be consulted and for the power to consent to mining their land.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
Failure by South Africa's municipalities to provide housing for the poor violates a Constitutional Court ruling.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has performed remarkably well in protecting democracy since 1995.
South Africa has made progress towards interrupting the looting of land by chiefs, state officials and mining capital.
Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at Sunday Times occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
The legalisation of the private use of cannabis in South Africa is a victory for human rights. But, much more work needs to be done to make it practical.
South Africa's dysfuctional municipalities are characterised by very poor, or no delivery, of basic services such as refuse collection.
An effective, accountable National Prosecutions Authority needs at least two things: structural independence and competent personnel with expertise and integrity.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
Legislation to control the private funding of political parties in South Africa is long overdue.
Nearly a third of South Africa's municipalities are not financially viable.
This years' Freedom Day in South Africa can signify a difference: a renewal and return to the values of the 1994 social contract
Some communities on South Africa's Platinum Belt have received substantial mining revenues, but these are controlled by chiefs.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
In practice, land expropriation in South Africa will be a matter of deciding which descendants of the dispossessed are entitled to it.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
The politicians who removed Zuma are likely to be running the government for the next five years. Current events were their first test and offered a hint of how the country may be governed.
Arbitration hearings into the deaths of mentally ill patients has brought to light shocking cruelty and neglect on the part of South African officials.