The neglect in a number of areas is glaring apparent as the rand reaches new lows and economic growth shrinks into negative territory.
The never-ending political scandals are ultimately killing the hopes of the poor majority.
The ANC top brass have proposed limiting the amount of land South Africans can own and the party won't wait for the law to be tested constitutionally.
As the ANC executive gather for its bi-annual lekgotla, the energy crises gripping the country will be at the top of the ruling party's agenda.
Despite Pallo Jordan's resignation following reports of falsifying academic credentials, he is not history, writes the anti-apartheid activist.
The controversial practice of powerful politicians and their families doing business with the state is soon to come to an end.
Ronnie Kasrils names his comrades in the fourth edition of his book about the struggle. Other than that, not much is new.
Poverty-stricken villagers wait in vain for development promised to them by African Rainbow Minerals, which pledged to provide houses and roads.
KwaZulu-Natal insiders say Zweli Mkhize, once a close ally of President Jacob Zuma, is aware of the campaign to kick him out of the province.
ANC supporters of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe believe Zuma's supporters are planning a purge during the ANC's national conference next week.
Provincial support has been garnered as part of a key strategy to win votes at the crucial conference.
The run-up to Mangaung has seen vicious infighting, organisational chaos and accusations of fraud and manipulation at ANC branch level.
Indications are that Jacob Zuma will secure another five-year term as ANC president - but what will this mean for our politics, asks Nickolaus Bauer.
The ANC Women's League in KZN has nominated President Jacob Zuma for re-election, while Gauteng's Liliesleaf Farm branch favours Kgalema Motlanthe.
The branches of senior ANC leaders close to President Jacob Zuma have nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as ANC leader.
Former president Thabo Mbeki will not attend President Jacob Zuma's lecture in his honour in the Eastern Cape, the ANC said on Thursday.
In his heart, De Klerk was never a reformer, but rather a practitioner of realpolitik, even if it meant unbanning the ANC, writes Charles Leonard.
The water affairs department has written a damning report on a Limpopo district municipality run by a close ally of Julius Malema and Cassel Mathale.