The king retained his position because undemocratic centralised power is too big a temptation for those who seek to benefit.
The IFP's constitution provides that the nomination of national office bearers be approved by the branches. But this was not done in the nomination of its new president.
Family, marriage and culture are among the factors that influence black women's experiences as scientists.
Seemingly poles apart, Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma have something in common: they are both prominent patriarchs with populist support. And they both count women among their staunch supporters.
It is important that all South Africans learn to speak an African language. But is making a single language a compulsory university subject the best way to make this happen?