The ANC and the EFF fought racist election campaigns; voters reacted, but not in the way they anticipated, says Douglas Gibson.
The 1954 Women’s Charter reminds us of how far women in South Africa have come but also what hurdles remain.
Jacob Zuma is a product of the ANC and the party should be embarrassed about what transpired at the polls, writes Eusebius McKaiser.
Africa must resist being a battleground for Qatar-UAE rivalry and proxy wars; in this, the AU has a pivotal role to play, writes Shannon Ebrahim.
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.