From the SABC chairperson's response to the public protector's findings to herbal sex drugs raising the bar, here are this week's letters.
Voters in the platinum belt have been left disillusioned by the ANC, and are going to be taking a cynical approach to the national elections.
Helen Zille questions Richard Calland's change of tune regarding Mamphela Ramphele and the DA's aim to broaden its black leadership.
Helen Zille and Mamphela Ramphele took a misguided risk because they're politicians, not because they're women, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.
Readers share their thoughts on the recent headline-grabbing kerfuffle between DA leader Helen Zille and Agang SA's Mamphela Ramphele.
DA leader Helen Zille is insisting that there was not just one funder who had "secretly" brokered the merger between her party and Agang SA.
Our weekly roundup includes the Harmony Gold mining tragedy, Sochiâ€™s Olympic-sized woes, the Zille-Ramphele debacle, and a lesson on good looks.
It matters a great deal that the partnership between Helen Zille and Mampela Ramphele dissolved so quickly, writes Sisonke Msimang.
The political year has started with a flop. With elections looming, Richard Calland asks what else could go wrong.
Once upon a time Helen and Mamphela, or Hemphela, professed their union. But five days is a long-term affair in politics. True love be damned.
Blade Nzimande and Lindiwe Sisulu kissed on the sidelines of the Cabinet lekgotla in Pretoria, taking a jab at Agang SA and the DA's failed merger.
From crippling impatience to invoking Nelson Mandela's name: the failed Agang SA-DA merger was a lesson in how not to do things in SA politics.
In an interview with the M&G Mamphela Ramphele answers some difficult questions about the now infamous break-up.
In the spirit of a mixtape to signify the parting of ways, let's take a look at nine break-up songs for what used to be known as DAgang.
Mamphela Ramphele has offered little explaination on why her decision to run as the DA's presidential candidate was not discussed with Agang members.
The Agang SA leader says a planned partnership with the DA would not work because "people are trapped in race-based politics".
Jackson Mthembu says both parties have lost credibility after Agang SA's leader backtracked on standing as the DA's presidential candidate.
DA leader Helen Zille says Agang SA's Mamphela Ramphele has "reneged" on their agreement that Ramphele stand as the DA's presidential candidate.
It remains to be seen whether Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele will in fact stand as the Democratic Alliance's presidential candidate.
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.