Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Democracy in practice means representative democracy, not direct democracy, a popular term for a form that does not exist and is never defined or critically examined beyond claims for it being 'real' or 'true' democracy.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she is weighing a plan that would extend a transition period, which is already due to keep the UK bound to EU rules for 21 months after Brexit day, for a 'matter of months'.
Britain's opposition Labour party will not walk away from Brexit talks without a deal if it wins next month's election, according to a leaked draft manifesto published by several newspapers.
A gauge of UK services has jumped the most on record in August, adding to evidence of an economic rebound following the shock inflicted by the Brexit vote.
Watch as crowds outside the UK parliament react to the outcome of Brexit deal vote.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to strike a government deal in an initial round of talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative DUP party.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans for a new independence referendum in case her demands for more autonomy and for Scotland to stay in Europe's single market are not met.
England captain Wayne Rooney has refused to reveal which way he was voting in Britain's referendum on European Union membership.
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