Media houses holding each other to account is essential to a working democracy, but false claims serve only to undermine that goal
Mathews Phosa, the man likely to lose control of the ANC’s purse strings come Mangaung, is now one of the proponents of party funding reform.
There seems to be scant will to rectify mistakes or to hold accountable those responsible for a litany of financial transgressions in municipalities.
Fishing group Oceana admitted guilt to the Competition Commission for a long list of price-fixing and agreed to pay a fine of nearly R35-million.
It is cause for real concern when the National House of Traditional Leaders proposes that protection of gay rights be removed from the Constitution.
The security establishment in South Africa has turned into a circus, with news breaking each week about serious evidence of wrongdoing.
The South African National Defence Force has been in a mess for some time, with discipline levels low and the kit outdated, among other issues.
In terms of budget allocations and intent, the government has tried to correct the problems in urban communities but is failing via performance.
There seems to be no end to the disputes at the SABC, especially over editorial independence as chief executive and head of news clash yet again.
News of Robert Mugabe’s demise might not be the best thing for Zimbabwe, as it might lead to more repression.