We have repeatedly heard opposition parties complain that the ruling partyâ€™s refusal of a public debate among its presidential candidates severely restricts the discourse...
DR. ATIYA MOSAM writes about her experiences working as a doctor in the public sector in South Africa.
JESSICA MOUNEIMNE wonders how our freedom is understood against the rate of violence against women.
Zukiswa Wanner asks an ANC cadre to persuade her to vote for the ruling party.
TESSA DOOMS feels that instead of invocations of the past and the right to complain, the motivation to vote in this yearâ€™s election should stem from a vision of the future.
MUHAMMAD ZAKARIA SULEMAN asks whether there is a place for vulnerable groups in South African society. People with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups in the world. There is an inherent stigma that is attached to this segment of the population with either sensory, motor or cognitive disabilities. And this discrimination comes above the race- and gender-based oppression faced by South Africans everyday.
SUNTOSH R PILLAY feels the ANC has not done enough to ensure the basic rights of the LGBTQ community on the rest of the continent.
MUHAMMAD KARIM writes from London on an expatâ€™s conundrum during this election. To vote or not to vote?
GOOLAM DAWOOD believes the philosophy of Pan-Africanism should inspire South Africans and their relationship with the rest of the world.
How does international politics influence South Africans at the poll, asks FAHMIDA MILLER
SANDILE GUMEDE feels Cosatu must be clear about who it represents, the ANC or workers.
BIBI AISHA WADVALLA reflects on the two tales of a city, Cape Town and its contradictions.
Every week, we invite a South African journalist to write a short blog on politics in the country. This week CCTV's FAHMIDA MILLER writes for us.