Julius Malema already set his tone with the media when he ordered a BBC reporter out of an ANCYL briefing
Members of a record 14 political parties will be sworn in and elect parliament's presiding officers during the first sitting this week
How credible is a government elected into power by a minority? What happens when the electorate losses confidence in the system that enables the corrupt and incompetent incumbents?
The question of how much SA's democracy has been consolidated is a useful yard stick to determine how far we have come.