It's a fallacy that players of colour can only be nurtured at elite academies. Some of our most gifted cricketers have emerged from state schools.
From the Proteas to the provinces and franchises, the local game is set for some changes for the better.
Tough questions need to be asked and the answers will go a long way to national healing.
Steyn is is still, for now, the bowling "boss" and needs to be given the support and respect he deserves.
Forward-thinking teams in the T20 are not constrained by the conventions that govern other formats.
Proteas focus entirely on oldest foe Australia
The South Africans are on a winning streak and enjoying increasing strength and depth
Don’t be perturbed if you didn’t realise quite how good he was. South African cricket-lovers are slower than any other nation’s at recognising genius.
The ODI side boasts a raft of top players, but local cricket is crying out for an infusion of fresh blood
Resorting to sarcasm is often a sign that both perspective and humour are beginning to fray.
Both the Proteas and England are counting on a four-man pace attack in a must-win Test for the home side.
Mervyn Westfield’s playing career was over in his early 20s after spending a short stint in prison.
Far from pointing to a side in distress, Hashim Amla’s exit from the captaincy is an act of genius.
The Proteas' bruised ego offers England an early opportunity, though the teams are evenly matched.
Denial and blame are not the way to go. Tough questions need to be asked – and answered.
If any consolation is to be had from the dead-rubber fourth Test, it's that ace young guns are putting their hands up.
Blame the pitch, but the South Africans were warned and could have prepared for it.
Proteas must work the ball into hard-to-reach gaps, no matter where it is bowled by India.
Circumstances forced the team to break away from its winning formula, with a surprising start.