We are in a new phase, one that is characterised by a rejection of compromise as a tactic for managing democratic intercourse.
When your Uber driver has never heard of Muhammad Ali you realize you're not his friend and you and he occupy different worlds.
The task for the new generation of South African activists is to reimagine power. That means resisting the impulse to use power in a way that demeans and cheapens and exploits.
These young ones who have just been born do not respect authority simply because the rules say they should.
Is there a place where white people are more committed to faux race blindness than South Africa?
In South Africa, the old is alive and well and surging alongside everything that is trying to be new.
This and other lessons from the South African front lines.
While health professionals are crucial frontline responders, the Ebola crisis is indeed too important to be left to medical personnel.
Most South Africans have at least one thing in common: their hatred of other Africans coming from the rest of the continent.