Claiming a right to determine reality by mere say-so is becoming increasingly commonplace, but we should never get used to it.
Secrecy over who funds political parties should trigger fears that government decisions will reflect the wishes of large donors.
Corruption in South Africa became increasingly organised under former President Jacob Zuma.
Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law.
The ANC has lost so much support among its traditional voters it's now forced to look beyond them to retain power.
Justice Zondo needs to get under the skin of the politics of state capture in South Africa, to get on record what happened, and why.