President Jacob Zuma received more than 140 gifts this past year, including boxes of fruit and Nguni cattle. But money for Nkandla? Mum's the herd.
Who earns how much and what exactly do we spend it on?
What does the government do with its inconveniently placed DGs? Banish them to the State Information Technology Agency, of course.
A high turnover of government’s senior civil servants has led to poor performance and as much as R44-million a year for them to twiddle their thumbs.
The ANC's diminishing share of the vote in the metropoles, particularly in Gauteng, has inspired a burst of soul-searching in the ruling party.
The DA and new kid on the block, the EFF, have together absorbed almost the same number of votes as Cope has lost in the Northern Cape.
Spoilt ballots in the past two elections have outnumbered the votes garnered by most minority parties.
It's the country's economic hub and home to about a quarter of its voters. The M&G looks at who the people in the powerhouse province vote for.
Research from UJ says there's been a sharp rise in the number of people killed in service delivery protests in the last decade.
At least two million 18-to-19 year olds will be eligible to vote for the first time and only Twenty-three percent of them have registered.