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.
After decades of smarmy evasions, it is breathtaking sophistry that Parliament refers to the Promotion of Access to Information Act for transparency.
Increasingly, we are looking to senior members of the ANC to put the country before their political careers and bank balances.
The way the Russian nuclear deal was handled can only be to ensure a politically driven process, unhampered by technical or financial considerations.
We ask Minister Blade Nzimande, all 26 vice-chancellors and every faculty dean to please declare publicly their views and policies on plagiarism.
The voters' patience is waning, even turning violent.
All the whitewashing after Jackie Selebi's funeral looks suspiciously like another attack from Zuma's circle on the National Prosecuting Authority.
Since May 2008 the government has done, on a net basis, nothing about xenophobia. The fine words are more than cancelled out by the lack of action.
Two decades of struggle to move away from a South Africa in which the executive and minority interests reign supreme may have been in vain.