It took the murder of a student to focus the world's attention on just how unconscionable the security apparatus is, writes Shannon Ebrahim.
Historically, small states and voter disinterest have sunk efforts every time and they'll probably do so again, writes Julian Zelizer.
Michelle Obama's latest Vogue cover shows her as influential in a different way to being first lady, writes Robin Givhan.
The excuse that the Norms and Standards regulations are too expensive a law to comply with does not wash, writes Equal Education.
Political opponents, radical university students and his own party's establishment smell the blood, writes Patrick Bond.
Leon Marshall reminds us that Clive Derby-Lewis is the same man who said: 'If Aids stops black population growth, it will be like Father Christmas'
Obama's policy shift on the country was a historic turning point, but it seems most policymakers haven't turned with him, writes Shannn Ebrahim.
NPA boss Shaun Abrahams has done immeasurable damage to whatever credibility he might have had, says Pierre de Vos.
In Samsung's vision of the future, where are the have-nots for whom merely surviving is a full-time occupation? asks Helen Walne.
As #FeesMustFall students face the prospect of prison, Raymond Suttner recalls his time inside apartheid's jails.
The government's decision to leave the ICC shows little regard for the victims of international crimes or the constitution., writes Angeka Mudukuti.
It is said that a crisis is a culmination of issues that have not been properly managed - SA's leaders are guilty as charged, says Ray McCauley.
The Star's writer Sol Makgabutlane recalls the day a fearless liberation hero died.
It is time students, their parents and clerics woke up to the destructive consequences of lawlessness and anarchy, writes Douglas Gibson.
It is up to new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to set suspicious minds at ease, says Frans Viljoen.