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The bell that rings when the vote is called

For a certain generation of South Africans, elections are not only a time for making decisions and pondering the future, but also a time of recollection and, perhaps, a time when we scratch the scars of hurtful memories, writes Tim Cohen.

Whose tradition is it anyway?

I love those moments, even in the now not-so-new South Africa, when I picture the architect of apartheid, that evil old pig-dog Hendrik Verwoerd, turning in his grave, writes Bridget Hilton-Barber.

Closing South Africa’s democratic deficit

For neutral observers of South Africa’s relatively new and unfolding democracy, the likely creation of a new party is excellent news, creating the prospect of a more strongly contested election and a potential break-up of the ice-flows that have characterised the country’s political scene, writes Tim Cohen.

Joburg's freedom architecture

Joburg’s freedom architecture

Six Johannesburg buildings featured recently in a German exhibition showcasing the city's energy and optimism - and exploring how South Africa's new democratic order is being reflected in new buildings going up in its commercial capital.

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