Measured thinking, rationality and real ideas did not appear to be a driving force in most of the year’s big events, writes Michael Morris.
The scurry to avoid being seen as racist has in many ways overtaken the actual work of not being racist, writes Christine Emba.
US Secretary of State John Kerry's speech shows the administration hasn't learned from its mistakes over the past eight years.
For us as a nation to ignore racism or derogatory comments that fuel civil uproar is to be an accomplice to the crime, writes Sabina Essa.
Eighteen months ago Magadien Wentzel was seeking redemption for his wrongs. When that opportunity came knocking, he was ready, says Gasant Abarder.
The ANC was born to spearhead the people's struggle for the complete emancipation from colonial/boer domination, writes Yonela Diko.
It is easy to think 2016 has been the worst year in US history. Not by a long shot, says Jennifer Rubin.
Grigori Rasputin, a monk of peasant birth who became a legendary adviser to the tsar, is renowned for miracles as well as orgies.
A "happy new year" does not apply to homeless people, but Danny Oosthuizen is hopeful that next year things will change.
George Michael taught me that gay sex is nothing to be ashamed of - a lesson many still need, writes Michael Segalov.
Watching Dangal made Azad Essa think of the immense struggle and sacrifice an athlete like Caster Semenya has had to endure in building her career.
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has told President Zuma in his Christmas sermon that the church will “ignore” his recent call for ...
We get so caught up in the joy of the birth of the Saviour and celebrating it, forgetting the real struggles his parents had, writes Stephen Brislin.
Joburg has great plans in store for development in 2017, says executive mayor Herman Mashaba.
Life's not a beach for all of us, so let's not be blinded by petty prejudices at home and abroad, writes Kevin Ritchie.