It's easy to report on access and inputs, but much more difficult to achieve educational quality and meaningful outcomes.
The politics of Jonas Gwangwa's music have stayed constant over the years, and are also apparent in the eight albums he has released in South Africa since returning from 30 years of exile.
If the country is to survive its current crisis, government will need to undertake two difficult tasks simultaneously.
The Timol ruling will not only have implications for crimes under apartheid, but also put the focus on torture within the South African Police Service.
Ramaphosa’s "new dawn" will require a rigorous evidence-base of what works to guide high-level policy planning and design.
South Africa will introduce the carbon tax which should be used to ensure benefits to poor communities.
Ramaphosa couldn't appoint people with a cloud over their heads, especially given his stated commitment to a clean and effective government.
Those in charge in South Africa following its recent election should focus on improving governance and weeding out corruption.
With the current state of the South African economy and public finances, the Parliamentary Budget Office could play a major role in ensuring that this happens. But the office is in complete disarray
President Cyril Ramaphosa has to ensure that reform of critical institutions is placed first. Everything else will be compromised if this fails.
Why do once mighty political parties sometimes collapse? Two reasons that have driven some into obscurity are corruption and conflicts within the party. The ANC suffers from both.
Some have argued that were the ANC to win 60% or more in this election, it would have given the party a blank cheque for further larceny
Community radio stations have thrown themselves into the political discussion with gusto.
The election will not change the government, but may change the balance of power between the two factions of the governing ANC, led by Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma.
The black middle class are angry at their exclusion from mainstream economic activity.
Nelson Mandela's dream of a great rainbow nation has been badly but not fatally undermined by corruption, violence and inequality.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
Half of South Africa's population remain chronically poor, and the quarter in-between struggle to stay out of reach of destitution.
Three urgent issues at the interplay of foreign and domestic affairs will be of strategic long-term importance to South Africa and Africa.
South African voters are more likely to vote for the African National Congress led by Cyril Ramaphosa than they were when Jacob Zuma led the party.