There is a direct correlation and a causal relationship between school infrastructure and attendance. Tablets can't replace roofs, walls, electricity.
Our society is still untransformed, unequal and racially polarised. Symbolic action only delays dealing with an explosive social problem.
The Constitution doesn't allow Motsoaledi to give health MECs direct instructions, but his "political influence" would help a great deal.
The inquiry has just three months to diagnose the complex ills of the crippled giant and lay the foundation for a turnaround.
Our democracy suffers when the speaker of the National Assembly becomes a cheerleader for a particular party or for one particular individual.
The parliamentary opposition perceives Mashinini as being too close to the president and thus finds his appointment worrying.
The president doesn't derive his power from executive decree; his decisions can be reviewed by the courts.
The spy cables reveal little about the President. There are justified fears that they will be used to drive through the "secrecy" Bill.
In dire financial times for South Africa, the President's Russian nuclear deal is not even mentioned in the national budget.