The quality of its mayoral candidates in some metros could hold the line for an ANC that has Zuma as its public face, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.
There is a need for strong local government leadership, write Tshepo Setona and Dumisani Hlophe.
Whoever wins the election will have to reinvigorate the economy following the collapse of the copper price, writes Claude Kabemba.
The nature and tempo of the parties' last push are likely to be decisive in ways that are not insignificant, says Kuseni Dlamini.
We will have to snap out of the 'at least' mentality when bad happens, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.
Not only is it a myth Madiba brought about unity in the 1990s, but he linked restoration to nation-building, says Joel Netshitenzhe.
Western farmers and industries are hurting, but Russia’s are gaining, writes Elena Vanyna.
When countries of the world work together for common good what happened in Nice can be defeated, writes Victor Kgomoeswana.
Nelson Mandela stood for a vision we should all aspire to, writes Dumisani Hlophe.
With a jester at the helm, the EFF has the media attention but the party isn't a real contender for power, writes Imraan Buccus.
The SA government and Pepfar form a powerful team, write Patrick Gaspard and Aaron Motsoaledi.
Nelson Mandela's comrades Laloo "Isu" Chiba and Ahmed Kathrada tell Janet Smith about their lives as prisoners on Robben Island.
The NFP is on the skids, while the ANC has to decide whether party calls the shots over government, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.
There is a widening chasm between South Africans who bemoan the country’s reputation, and those who roll up their sleeves, writes Donald Liphoko.
We owe it to Elie Wiesel to rejuvenate the struggle against forgetting and the battle against indifference, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.