The crying need at this moment is for a united stand against these outrages from all prominent South Africans.
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.
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.
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.