US justice authorities' deadly earnest suggests that sooner or later they will train a spotlight on our administrators and politicians.
A lack of maths and science education directly affects the quality of life of young people trying to lift themselves out of poverty.
Some of those who abhor classical liberalism are in fact liberals at heart - they just don't know it.
It's disconcerting when our Constitution's founding mothers misconstrue the rationale behind constitutional guarantees of MPs' freedom of speech.
The Constitutional Court must indeed rule on the matter of doctor-assisted dying, if only because of the need for a national rule.
Lingering suspicions are extremely damaging to Sars, one of the few state institutions to have retained a reputation for integrity.
Poverty levels have dropped but 20% of South Africans are still extremely poor. This is unacceptable for a 21-year-old upper-middle-income country.
We should never forget that our Constitution was designed to prevent the state from violating the rights of citizens and that includes crime suspects.
The crying need at this moment is for a united stand against these outrages from all prominent South Africans.
South Africa and Nigeria need each other in many ways. It is time the countries start behaving like it again and strengthen the common interest.
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.
Willie Hofmeyr's stated motive to defend the NPA has failed, as political meddling has only become worse after Mbeki.
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.
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.