The idea that South Africa must look towards the International Monetary Fund to rescue itself from the prevailing crisis must be dismissed.
The International Monetary Fund's view of how to fix South Africa's economy deserves to be seriously considered.
A captured South African Treasury is bad news for the country's poor but the view that the capture is a natural enemy of the market economy is a myth.
An ideological debate is desperately needed to sort out options South Africa could pursue to find a way out of its economic morass.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
South Africa's energy sector is perhaps at its most fluid and unpredictable stage it has ever been in.
A revolt within the African National Congress against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
The public spat over visa regulations between South Africa's ministers of tourism and of home affairs raises the important question why the government is not on the same page regarding a key policy.