Former president Thabo Mbeki has paid tribute to former South African boxer and junior flyweight champion Baby Jake Matlala, who has died aged 51.
We feared the country would lose itself in weeping when Nelson Mandela died. But we should have known better.
Nic Dawes reflects on hearing about the death of Nelson Mandela in India.
Advocate George Bizos, Nelson Mandela's lawyer, confidant and friend, describes the icon's selfless strategy during the Rivonia Trial.
Former president Nelson Mandela's presence has left the world and South Africa a little better, writes Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Our farewell to Nelson Mandela must not be final - we must refuse to say goodbye to his example, his ideals, and the dream we share with him.
The publication of the draft Nkandla report was justified – despite the attendant risks, writes Franz Krüger.
A R10bn social grant distribution contract between the South African Social Security Agency and Net1's CPS needs investigating, says Nicola Whittaker.
The ANC is likely to win next year's election, so the NEC must decide at its candidates' list conference if the president or the people come first.
The hip-hop artist will tour SA in the new year, but his lyrics are inflammatory in a country where homophobia is a heated issue, writes Eamon Allan.
Readers slam assaults on sex workers and accuse the Mail & Guardian of putting public protector Thuli Madonsela in danger.
SA needs well-designed administrations staffed by well-trained, professional mandarins, writes Ivor Chipkin.
If an appeal court ruling is applied to the letter, the SAPS should be going after Bashar al-Assad and George W Bush, writes Ziyad Motala.
Luzuko Jacobs says Parliamentary processes and procedures are being followed to the letter and the M&G article on Stone Sizani is "incorrect".
Jimmy Manyi questions whether the public should know what is in Madonsela's provisional report. Julie Reid says the M&G had no choice but to publish.
Annual National Assessment results not comparable over time or across grades makes all talk about improvement or trends misleading, writes Nic Spaull.
Thuli Madonsela has expressed disappointment in the media and the ANC over the provisional Nkandla report. And she is about to come in for a lot more.
Black people have been oppressed for so long that they continue to use the language of the former oppressor, writes Khaya Dlanga.
Four years ago Chris Roper and Mandy Rossouw stumbled upon the start of what would become Zuma's Nkandla home. Chris looks back.