In comparative terms, the ANC-led government's service delivery achievements are probably beyond compare and without equal, writes Elvis Masoga.
Despite the excesses of Mad Ol' Bob and his "amazing" Grace, a normal Zimbabwe does exist, says Don Makatile.
Most of Mmusi Maimane's utterances are what white people want to hear, which is why he keeps harping on the legacy of Mandela, says Sam Ditshego.
Until we address the issue of transformation, young people will continue to vent their anger at Mandela, writes Molifi Tshabalala.
Until there is a total change in the lives of our people, until we have built a solid Rainbow Nation, the ANC needs to lead, writes Gugu Ndima.
Three major parties lay out their wares, and while doing so expose some frailties, even their integrity, writes Dumisani Hlophe.
The nature and tempo of the parties' last push are likely to be decisive in ways that are not insignificant, says Kuseni Dlamini.
Not only is it a myth Madiba brought about unity in the 1990s, but he linked restoration to nation-building, says Joel Netshitenzhe
We will have to snap out of the 'at least' mentality when bad happens, writes Tinyiko Maluleke
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.
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.