For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
Light showers. Partly cloudy. Cool.
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.
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.
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.
In the 1990s, as free societies were taking root in post-communist eastern Europe, Poland was a poster child for democratic change, writes Mondli Makhanya.
Far too many black people suffer from a self-imposed inferiority complex because they pay too much attention to what others have, especially white people, writes Sandile Memela.
Our understanding of black freedom is too limited and risks enslaving us again, writes Mbe Mbhele.
From Botswana to the Seychelles, coming out as LGBTI brings the chance of freedom – but for many it also brings the pain of having nowhere to go.
The Economist says Free Speech is under attack and we are moving into an era of global extremism. The Brexit vote demonstrates this.
Juanita van Zyl finds inspiration in a courageous woman who found freedom beyond disability and its restrictions.
Jonathan Franzen's Freedom may be getting tons of rave reviews, but whoever designed the covers for both the US and UK editions should get another day job.
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.
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 children of privilege, midwifed by the blood, sweat and tears of Madiba and others, do not deserve a future if they reject the past, writes Oyama Mabandla.
The rather unfortunate comments by one Mbe Mbhele in City Press regarding the supposed un-freedom and the desire by blacks to be white, are deeply unsettling, writes Kole Legodi.
The launch of Lord Renwick’s book titled How To Steal a Country reminded me that it took the collaboration of many to deliver the freedom and democracy we take for granted today, writes Thuli Madonsela.
Listen to what young women who are as old as the country is new have to say about the future, learn how to stop feeling bad about saying 'no' and celebrate every stretch mark, back roll, razor bump and 'imperfection' you may have.
Wealth is like water, it is lost when badly managed, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.
Growing up in a new South Africa, I was enlightened by the many courageous men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that I can enjoy freedom.
18 July is Madiba’s birthday. What will you be doing to make sure his legacy lives on forever?
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