Making South African Sign Language official is more symbolic than useful in the lives of a very marginalised community.
Mashatile could be the new broom that sweeps clean. Ramaphosa’s apparent confidence in him suggests that he has some latitude to do so.
The absence of reliable quantitative data makes it difficult – if not impossible – to hold Home Affairs, the police and other state entities to account.
A younger generation of feminists will remember her, above all, for her remarkable championing of the struggle against patriarchy.
It has become increasingly clear that the country needs to start thinking of life without Ramaphosa - and the ANC - in charge.
A historian counters the popular view that the 1989 collapse of the Berlin Wall set in motion talks to end apartheid. The process was unstoppable by then.
The decision is likely to be relied on by courts to order the Department of Correctional Services to grant offenders parole.
The new process of impeachment requires an objective test to be met.
Parliament’s failure to live up to its constitutional mandate was noted by the State Capture Commission as having enabled former president Zuma’s regime to corrupt state behaviour with ease.
South African legislators are steadily moulding indigenous laws into the image of western laws.
There is no such thing as ‘private’ religion. Beliefs have public implications. Yet, they cannot go unchecked when they cause harm.
Referenda may well have a place in the country’s democracy, but if the form of an electoral system can be referred to a referendum, why not capital punishment, abortion or LGBT rights?
It is important to embrace all the nation’s languages in a multilingual and multicultural society. This will ensure they are used, developed and mainstreamed.
The decision further delays migration to digital broadcasting and places strain on the urgently needed bandwidth for mobile data.
People make decisions throughout their lives about their health. But when they are terminally ill they are not allowed to decide when they want to die.
The students who marched on 16 June 1976 did more than simply register a political opinion.
The whole idea behind independent candidates is the hope that their inclusion might improve the accountability of parliamentarians to the voters. The bill doesn’t do that.
Zondo’s career is made up of a tapestry of highlights, from lawyer to senior judge. He has written more than 200 judgments.
When judges, legislators, and policymakers neglect the foundational dynamics of indigenous customs, they worsen conflict between indigenous laws and state laws.
The death of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2021 has triggered renewed frustrations over the elusiveness of a “new” South Africa.