When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
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The SANDF is being underfunded and this is a direct threat to our country's democracy, writes Simphiwe Hamilton.
Do not expect to start having hope for South Africa when the reforms take place, because the reforms will never be enough, and the corruption will always too much, writes James de Villiers.
When FW de Klerk made his submission to the TRC, no other Afrikaner was in as strong a position as he to set an example in facing up to the apartheid past, and he failed to do so, writes Lindie Koorts.
There is sometimes the inclination to accuse those like Madiba and Roelf Meyer of selling out. But imagine where we would have been if the negotiated settlement had not succeeded, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
By attacking principles such as reconciliation and tolerance as we walk away from Mandela's legacy, we are effectively desecrating our own history, writes Ralph Mathekga.
In the five years he was South Africa’s president there was an unknown sense of optimism that we could overcome the legacy of apartheid that we have never felt since, writes Amanda Gouws
The weight of history and the desperation for freedom shared by the vast majority of South Africans was going to overwhelm any pretense the conservatives held about agreeing to a participatory democracy, writes Pieter du Toit.
Constitutionally the Democratic Party was committed to federalism - clearly something the DA should focus on now, given a definite and growing increase in regional sentiment across the country, writes Denis Worrall .
The apology was a setback for both freedom of expression and for freedom of thought. The message that we need to all think alike that we are unable to tolerate an alternative view is dangerous and frightening, writes Howard Feldman.
The change won't cost Twitter very much, but it saves them a lot of future headaches and puts pressure on its competitors, Facebook and Google.
KK placed a hand on my shoulder and, in a kind yet firm voice, told me: "Comrade, your guilt is of no use in the struggle against this regime. Your actions are what matter," writes
For FW de Klerk political reforms and reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes acclaimed author Antjie Krog. He has become the failed unrepentant face of white people.
De Klerk's foundation issued an apology on Monday, a retrospective mea culpa of sorts that some may suggest was delivered in response to the collective spleen venting by South Africans rather than an overnight ideological turnaround seeing-of-the-light catharsis.
The global peacemaker's reputation has taken a knock among young South Africans who believe he chose unity over justice, writes Sisonke Msimang.
Comrade Mandela in his first address to us as a country and indeed the world, now 30 years ago, described women as "… the rock-hard foundation of our struggle … " writes writes Meokgo Matuba.
The release of Madiba, like the end of apartheid itself, was achieved through united and sustained action writes President Cyril Ramaphosa in his weekly newsletter.
Why are other corrupt leaders not being treated the same, at least if we are to stay true to the fact that we are all equal in the eyes of the law, writes Mcebo Dlamini.
ANC stalwart Mac Maharaj decries the narrow narrative – "we take the SA experience and limit it to Codesa, the Constitution making and to the TRC" – and suggests that 1984 to 1990 was the most crucial period in making a negotiated path to democracy and the future possible.
The people of Hong Kong, like the people of so many developing countries, would be fooled to think that they have an ally in the United States, under a Democratic or Republic administration, writes Wesley Seale.
In many countries, politicians fall on their sword on a gratifyingly regular basis. However, in our Rainbow Nation such examples are conspicuous by their absence, writes Rich Mkhondo.
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