James Biamungu's only crime was that he was born a Tutsi Banyamulenge in the eastern DRC, writes Shannon Ebrahim.
The ANC's poor performance during the municipal elections is due to a compendium of factors, not a single individual, writes Sipho Seepe.
Four years after Marikana and justice is still waiting to be served, writes Janet Smith.
Kgalema Motlanthe says the public needs to understand the impact of the laws that have been enacted to replace apartheid-era legislation.
All over southern Africa, the media is stifled, especially when it comes time to vote; we have much to be grateful for, says Shannon Ebrahim.
SA should be grateful that tribalism is not nearly as much of a factor as in many other countries around the continent, says Peter Fabricius.
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.