Two news stories highlight ongoing political meddling that subverts the rule of law.
The public has every right to know why the head of the Hawks resigned and what the terms were.
The judiciary is quite right to be reluctant to tell government in its judgments what to do or what not to do.
The power of the public protector to "take appropriate remedial action" goes far beyond merely speaking truth to power, writes Paul Hoffman.
The inequalities of the past cannot simply be swept aside at the stroke of a legislative pen, writes Paul Hoffman.
Some political observers are cynical about the role of Parliament in general, and in particular when it comes to the National Council of Provinces.