The neglect in a number of areas is glaring apparent as the rand reaches new lows and economic growth shrinks into negative territory.
If we are concerned about aspects of China, it is there that we should concentrate our efforts.
There are two ways of ending a war: by making peace or by annihilating the opposition. Zuma's new choice appears to have chosen the latter.
Nowhere is the contempt of institutions more visible and more damaging than in President Zuma's attitude towards the National Prosecuting Authority.
The shared goal is the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people, not individual advancement or subservience to one party's vision.
Overall, it is Zuma's own poor leadership that is aggravating an already deteriorating situation.
The public protector has spoken on the matter of Nkandla. All the rest is an attempt to weasel out of following her recommendations.
Proponents of privatisation are missing a point: what's crucial, whether in state or private enterprises, is efficiency.
The mismanagement of student loans has a direct impact on graduates' future and has often led to their misery.
Swaziland and Lesotho give stunning examples of how countries should not want their judiciary to operate.
Abrahams should take advantage of Zuma's vulnerability as the president's grip on power and influence through patronage will wane along with his term.
It's been a grim few weeks of mounting evidence of this impunity Zuma believes he is entitled to, while evidence is not suffered to stand in his way.
The pernicious claim is that because Parliament is elected any move to question its actions represents an undemocratic subversion of the popular will.
We signed both the Rome Statute and the African Union protocol that sitting heads of state would not be prosecuted - surely a policy contradiction.
Instead of acknowledging the logistical challenges at hospitals and clinics, the minister has tried to shift the focus to others.
Leaders promoting such hatred are no better than those leading xenophobic attacks.
The killings at Glebelands hostel continue amidst accusations of partisan law enforcement - inevitably fuelling perceptions of official complicity.
How much is enough? What will be the tipping point for those of us who are law-abiding, concerned citizens?
US justice authorities' deadly earnest suggests that sooner or later they will train a spotlight on our administrators and politicians.