Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe. The list is filled with allegations you don't want a senior judge to face, writes Adriaan Basson.
Morning clouds. Cool.
In the broader context, more encouragingly, we live in a demonstrably free society, a gradually deepening democracy in a world where freedoms are, paradoxically, under new attack from narrow nationalism, chauvinism and political hooliganism.
The Rivonia trial was the most important South African trial of the 1960s and probably of the last three decades of apartheid. That Bram Fischer had asked him to argue reflects the confidence that Bram and his other colleagues had in Arthur Chaskalson.
In a letter to former president Nelson Mandela, his former personal assistant Zelda le Grange tells him about her excitement for the Rugby World Cup final, when the most representative team from South Africa to ever play for the cup faces England. "Your words ring true. Sport has the power to unite people like no other event," she writes.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has called the late Nelson Mandela a "true leader", while Princess Diana met with the then-president to influence positive change in South Africa and throughout the world.
While celebrating and participating in Madiba Day, we are reminded of many facets and sacrifices that chronicled the very full life of Nelson Mandela.
Mandela would have turned 101 on July 18.
The two late South African icons danced together on stage while Johnny performed his song about Mandela titled Asimbonanga.
Reconciliation as we knew it then (mid-nineties) is overworked. The challenge now remains – how do opposing groups dialogue and overcome the structural divides, writes Leon Wessels.
Ramaphosa is the Mandela of our times, it has been suggested. Brace yourselves, folks. In the next few days and weeks you will be told and retold of his stellar struggle credentials, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.
South African voter absenteeism must be understood first and foremost as strategic, informed and intended. Their absence is by no means a sign of apathy, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.
It really is a shame that 25 years down the line, we still have so many of our people suffering as much as they do, it is a shame that inequality has become sharper during our constitutional democracy than during apartheid, and check who is at the top?
South Africa's stunning victory at the Rugby World Cup has prompted a swathe of tributes across a country that has been knee-deep in unemployment and crime.
Many South Africans, myself included, hold onto the hope that a win in the World Cup will translate into another defining moment for the country. I believe that it would generate the new, aspirational stories of youthful courage and resilience that the country urgently needs.
In the South African township where Nelson Mandela joined the struggle against apartheid, Lordwick Nxumalo is reduced to hustling for a living.
Almost three decades ago, Nelson Mandela addressed a conference of 300 business executives on questions that South Africa still grapples with, including nationalisation, privitisation, a living wage land reform, inequality, public finances, unions and capital flight. For Mandela Day, an edited version is reproduced here.
If white people profess to remember Mandela warmly, but do this only within our comfort zones, from behind our security walls, what does it say about our commitment to his vision of racial inclusivity, asks Wilhelm Verwoerd.
A heart-warming story about how a phone call from Nelson Mandela helped rugby star James Small turn his life around has made headlines on social media.
In a nod to his mentor, Nelson Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa reached across the aisle and appointed a minister from a party other than the ruling African National Congress.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday lead an ANC caucus to the first sitting of the National Assembly that seems to be vastly different in quality than the one Nelson Mandela presented to parliament 25 years ago.
Many South Africans kept memorabilia from SA's first democratic election 25 years ago and an online market for these exists, says Gumtree.
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