Smaller parties could struggle to have their mandates on council programmes, or be swallowed, leaving voters betrayed, writes Craig Dodds.
We need to speak up for the journalists, academics, judges and lawyers silenced by the draconian measures in Turkey, says Shannon Ebrahim.
Democracy should be about how we associate together to improve our society, writes Christopher Rutledge.
Our career politicians are uninspiring. In fact, political parties now seem to exist only to be elected, says Rich Mkhondo.
Politicians could learn from the one nation, one future approach taken by Theresa May and Mmusi Maimane, says Douglas Gibson.
With the local elections coming up, Gail Evans says she would like to ask the each political party the following questions ...
The 'Adventure Couple' didn't make it to the top together, but Letshego Zulu will be back to finish what they started, writes Omphitlhetse Mooki.
Turkey’s president is clamping down on any dissent and opposition to his rule after a failed military coup last week, says Shannon Ebrahim.
More than 90 years after the Aryan fanatic put it all in his book, a new generation of racists has emerged, says Angela Mudukuti.
On Ankara's streets, the coup was real, it was happening, then plotters made a fatal mistake, writes Jasper Mortimer.
Shosholoza echoed through the mountains as Trek4Mandela climbers paid a choral tribute to Zulu.
Gugu Zulu died while climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for the #Trek4Mandela expedition. Jovial Rantao was part of the group. This is what he has to say...
The Rainbow Nation's recent vote at the UN against freedom of expression on the internet tarnishes its global image, writes Penelope Andrews.
As we prepare to mark Mandela Week, one of Madiba's's greatest comrades and a true SA revolutionary hero, Laloo 'Isu' Chiba, ...
Shannon Ebrahim discussed the outcome of this week's South China Sea arbitration with Chinese ambassador Tian Xuejun.