Nelson Mandela, South Africa's anti-Apartheid fighter and statesman, has left an indelible mark on history. His loss cannot be overstated, writes Anton Enus.
Media attention and public squabbles led to an air of indignity around Mandela's final years which was truly undeserved, writes Adam Habib.
Now that Mandela is gone, we must emulate that same sense of justice, while understanding, as he did, that violence is the truly desperate last resort, writes...
Nelson Mandela's death will prompt a period of introspection among South Africans as they ponder what the future holds for the country.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died, but it will take the nation he united - South Africa - some time to come to terms with his passing.
Fifty years ago, intelligent machines were everywhere, at least in fiction. Yet here we are decades later, still doing our own chores. What went wrong?
Qantas has flagged deteriorating trading conditions and a potential A$300 million half-year loss in a statement to the market that has sent its share price tumbling.
When it comes to evaluating public policy, most people start and end with the price tag. They're often looking in the wrong place, writes Mark Fletcher.
The summer holidays is the perfect opportunity to take a break, unwind and catch up with that book you've been meaning to read, writes Anne Treasure.
It's the role of government to fund the public school system, not to fund for-profit schools at the expense of the rest of our students, writes Simon Copland.
After years in opposition, the Coalition knows the attack playbook by heart - and it's determined to avoid the same tactics being used against it, writes Simon...
There are no obvious solutions to Ukraine's political dilemma, writes Joshua Keating.
When it comes to putting an end to rape and violence against women, you can’t understand bad men by only making exhortations to good ones, writes Ben Pobjie.
The war on women's sexuality is being waged by, well, women, writes Rob Brooks.
The Australian tendency to prioritise the international over the national is rooted in cultural cringe, writes Dennis Altman.
The Australian Defence Force is to blame for the dearth of information coming out of Afghanistan, writes Kevin Foster.
All too often, public discussions about rape and violence are greeted with a litany of male retorts. This isn't about assigning blame - so listen up, writes Craig...
We live in a world where virginity is cherished by some, quickly discarded by others, and can be bought, bartered, mocked and doubted. Why? asks Renée Brack.
In an infomercial hosted by Charlie Rose on CBS's "60 Minutes" this weekend, Amazon announced that it plans to deliver small packages via drone in the near future.
Rather than trying to convince us that food waste is bad (we already know that), we need new ways to shop, cook, eat, and throw away food, writes Rob Comber.
Haiti and the Philippines are now two of the best mapped countries in the developing world, writes Andrew J Tatem.
Interest in the Chilean election has been strong not only as a result of the economic and political contest of ideas, but also because the main protagonists are...
A lot has changed since Farnesy was top dog in the Australian music scene, not least of all the rise of Australian hip hop, writes Tony Mitchell.
The schools funding row has immense potential to damage the Abbott government in its early days and it's his own fault, writes Michelle Grattan.
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SBS presenter Anton Enus takes a look back at some of the key events in Nelson Mandela's life.