Those on the SABC's board and in management don't see their role as a buffer between politicians and journalists but as cheerleaders of the ANC.
Spoiling your ballot, as some have pointed out, is still a valid choice open to the voter - and a better one than simply staying away from the polls.
The time has surely come for the intervention of wholly independent private conciliation specialists in SA's mining industry.
The rest of Africa is growing, and perhaps the ruling party should invest more in leadership and change rather than individuals' interests.
A spate of murders, assaults, rapes and robberies at Blyvoor and in the surrounding communities has gone unprosecuted and unpunished.
This isn't even incompetence; it's deliberate waste, and we'd go so far as to say it's fraudulent too.
This has become the standard method for authorities trying to avoid taking responsibility for wrongdoing, such as killing 34 miners at Marikana.
SA industries are choosing to go to court rather than offer better deals to their customers, holding the economy back and limiting job creation.
Cabinet ministers and government officials have been protecting Jacob Zuma since the ANC's 2007 Polokwane conference, at the expense of the people.
Rwanda is exploiting South Africa's diminished international stature to challenge our foreign policy.