Those on the SABC's board and in management don't see their role as a buffer between politicians and journalists but as cheerleaders of the ANC.
The rest of Africa is growing, and perhaps the ruling party should invest more in leadership and change rather than individuals' interests.
This isn't even incompetence; it's deliberate waste, and we'd go so far as to say it's fraudulent too.
A spate of murders, assaults, rapes and robberies at Blyvoor and in the surrounding communities has gone unprosecuted and unpunished.
SA industries are choosing to go to court rather than offer better deals to their customers, holding the economy back and limiting job creation.
This has become the standard method for authorities trying to avoid taking responsibility for wrongdoing, such as killing 34 miners at Marikana.
Cabinet ministers and government officials have been protecting Jacob Zuma since the ANC's 2007 Polokwane conference, at the expense of the people.
The party lists for office bearers and MPs will be scrutinised by members between now and the national election in early May.
Rwanda is exploiting South Africa's diminished international stature to challenge our foreign policy.
The Oscar Pistorius trial has highlighted the plight of witnesses in court cases, attacks on whom compromise our justice system.
The ANC's pre-election vetting process to rid itself of corruption has to be fair and impartial to be effective.
A union's rush to defend the SABC's acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng against Thuli Madonsela's findings is disturbing.
The farce at this week's Seriti commission hearing has shown that the inquiry into the arms deal should be brought to an end.
Years after Snuki Zikalala's reign at the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng's tenure has become a bad parody of the kind of transformation people want to see.
Spending R5-million on a State of the Nation address after-party is still too much, even if it is R2-million less than last year.
Investments and bail-outs by the increasingly activist Public Investment Corporation are incongruous with its role as protector of retirement funds.
Free State Premier Ace Magashule's response to a scandal surrounding a dairy scheme indicates he feels no need to account for R342m of public funds.
Even if the DA's march is silly, the ANC should not endorse Umkhonto weSizwe "vets" turning the streets around Luthuli House into a "no-go" zone.
Don't dismiss Zille's courtship of Ramphele as an electoral gimmick. It's part of a plan to make the DA more acceptable to black South Africans.