First of all, one needs to understand the importance - or rather the significance - of a 100 days in office and perhaps to appreciate where this concept came from.
It is an American concept based on the impact that the Franklin Roosevelt administration had in 100 days. Franklin Roosevelt changed laws, presented bills to congress and the way business was run in America within 100 days. Ever since his administration, there is this desire to measure how much impact a new government/administration can have in a 100 days or less. Interesting to note that when Roosevelt was president of the US, it was at the time of the great depression, it is for this very reason (i.e.) recession/economic depression I think the Zuma administration has evidently not been sleeping too well.
We all wanted to see how he could weather the economic crisis storm, which can be very tough for a new administration. As if that was not enough, the township protests as a result of lack of service delivery at municipality level reared its head, then it was strike actions in the midst of international sporting events such as - IPL, Confed Cup, British Lion tour - proved that the new administration had to run before they could walk.
However they have done well in a 100 days (i.e.) to keep the ship afloat. The structuring of the new cabinet to include the planning commission, the economic cluster and the monitoring and evaluation ministry has sent positive vibes on the seriousness of Zuma to deliver services with a specific focus on the poor. The inclusiveness and open consultation processes proved that debate to reach better interventions to improve the lives of ordinary South Africans is encouraged. Whilst I will also admit that the new administration had no time to finish their spring cleaning in terms of ushering a new way, there is still more that needs to be done!
It is way too early to celebrate. The intention is there, but we do not get measured on intentions.