I've always secretly suspected that Bheki Cele's motivation for militarising the police was an excuse for him to get another hat.
Parliament is a bit like Willem Odendaal's voorkamer on the day the post is expected to arrive in Derdepoort.
The glaring lack of mention of 'climate' or 'change' in Zuma's speech has left many in the international community in a state of mild panic.
A little fire and brimstone from the opposition benches, but president's own MPs had only good things to say about his speech.
In his reply to the debate on the State of the Nation address on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma took pride in the government's interventions.
Tax incentives, a job-creation fund and digital TV migration herald a golden opportunity for the SA information, communications and technology sector.
Jobs are clearly Zuma's priority, and the initiatives announced in the speech aim to address the profound unemployment crisis.
It has been a mixed bag of promises kept and broken since Jacob Zuma's last State of the Nation address.
President Jacob Zuma was expected to adopt a characteristically conciliatory approach in his annual State of the Nation address.
Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address contains mixed messages, Pieter Mulder said, while Gwede Mantashe was "comfortable" with it.