We should never forget that our Constitution was designed to prevent the state from violating the rights of citizens and that includes crime suspects.
The crying need at this moment is for a united stand against these outrages from all prominent South Africans.
South Africa and Nigeria need each other in many ways. It is time the countries start behaving like it again and strengthen the common interest.
No justification can redeem acts such as the Garissa massacre. Such clarity is a boon when it can be hard to sort freedom fighters from terrorists.
The internal money problems are probably most damaging, as they reveal a state of financial mess more dire in magnitude than what Vavi is accused of.
Willie Hofmeyr's stated motive to defend the NPA has failed, as political meddling has only become worse after Mbeki.
Our society is still untransformed, unequal and racially polarised. Symbolic action only delays dealing with an explosive social problem.
There is a direct correlation and a causal relationship between school infrastructure and attendance. Tablets can't replace roofs, walls, electricity.
The inquiry has just three months to diagnose the complex ills of the crippled giant and lay the foundation for a turnaround.
The Constitution doesn't allow Motsoaledi to give health MECs direct instructions, but his "political influence" would help a great deal.