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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland

Opinion: Does a world that wants Brexit also want Trump?

British Prime Minister David Cameron told the Financial Times just before the Brexit vote began he had no regrets about calling the referendum. Presumably he has a few now.

Rot in Tshwane ANC has been developing for years

The rot is deep in the ANC in Tshwane. Protests and violence, for factional reasons, have been a recurring theme in recent years.

Deliver services before reducing the number of provinces

It's not the number of provinces that counts but the quality of services delivered to voters.

Economic decline can still be halted - if we act now

President Jacob Zuma was widely derided last month for his belated admission that our economy was ''sick'' only a few weeks after declaring that it was ''not all gloom and doom''.

Test for AU as coup pre-empts planned democratic elections

Once again, the democratic aspirations of a long-suffering African nation have been dashed.

Open borders a great idea - but there's a problem

Is Africa ready for an open-borders system that would allow its people free movement between nations and speed the development of continent-wide trade?

New arms deals must not be a replay of the last disaster

South Africans could be forgiven for having an abiding aversion to the purchase of weapons systems and armaments on any scale.

Youth agency is there for SA youth, not a few cadres

There is a good story coming out of the National Youth Development Agency.

Free varsity does not mean that we abandon standards

Finally the #Feeshavefallen but the real work begins now - deciding how we fund our institutions of higher education and create opportunities for those eager to learn.

Police still well behind the game on crowd control

The suspension - and likely dismissal - of Riah Phiyega as national police commissioner was a major consequence of Judge Ian Farlam's report on the Marikana massacre.

The honeymoon is well and truly over - ANC must act

Today hundreds of university students are expected to march on the Union Buildings to demand free, quality education.

Student protests push SA education into a new reality

Students changed the game yesterday when they stormed the parliamentary precinct to tell the politicians that there could be no more business as usual.

Jack up governance, stamp out graft, if you want better coverage

Despite its dominance at the polls, and its control of the SABC, the ruling party seems determined to use the machinery of the state to bring the independent media to heel.

Blaming victims of medical negligence adds insult to injury

A disturbing rise in the number of medical negligence claims is playing havoc with hospital departments, leading to rising costs, unnecessary tests and doctors avoiding specialising in high-risk fields.

Time wasted in Phiyega suspension sent wrong message

President Jacob Zuma could have spared the nation and the families of the Marikana shooting victims much pain by suspending the police commissioner long before yesterday.

Strong schools backed by parents should be supported, not curbed

Sweeping changes to our education laws proposed by the government, ostensibly aimed at broadening access to quality schooling, are likely to have the opposite effect.

Too much hot air, not enough action on salvaging SA

During three days of talk, debate and introspection, the ruling party again promised South Africans that it will act differently this time around and "root out" corruption.

Proteas finding the best way to strike back at a bully

There is something particularly satisfying about the brilliant start the Proteas have made to their tour of India.

Zuma's Nkandla cheque nearer to reaching public purse

The public protector cannot fulfil the constitutional requirements of her office if other organs of state are allowed to second-guess her and ignore her recommendations.

Anger in the streets preferable to meek subservience

Now that the Springboks have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup, our support should be directed at seeing them bring the Cup back home.

Ditch the suicidal policies and revert to the NDP sanity

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe made a novel suggestion yesterday - that South Africa should redouble its efforts to implement the National Development Plan.

ANC is obsessed with self-interest - prove us wrong

It is just a few days before the ANC's national general council meets to look at the progress the party has made and, above all, to propose changes to its policies.

Don't panic - take a bus or ride to the office on a bike

Spare a thought for those Joburgers who live, work and play in Sandton.

Even kings and chiefs must bow before the law

The confirmation of most of the convictions, and the sentencing, of AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo yesterday should serve as a reminder that no one is above the law.

Marches a sign that country is mobilising against corruption

The marches against corruption yesterday by ordinary South Africans are but one of the many measures we have to take to fight those who continue to loot our hard-earned resources.

Crime stats most certainly do not tell a good story

Our worst fears were confirmed yesterday when Police Minister Nathi Nhleko released the national crime statistics.

Salvation of Syria hangs on the fate of the brutal Assad

The hand of Syria's despotic Bashar al-Assad appears to have been strengthened by the reluctant admission of some world leaders that he might end up hanging on to power.

Crime rate rising as General Phiyega muddles gamely on

Continuous changes to our law enforcement structures are among the biggest challenges we face as a nation. Tomorrow the annual crime statistics will be released.

Festering sore hides behind the colours of a rainbow nation

Bright colours, music and dancing dominated yesterday as we celebrated Heritage Day.

Looming election prompts ANC to clean up its act

Shaken by the growth in support among urban voters for the DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters, the ANC is piling on the pressure to ensure that its municipal flag-bearers up their game ahead of next year's local government elections.

Cousin 'Homo naledi' scrambles what we thought we knew

There was a time when our ancestry stretched back in a neat straight line, with each relative's knuckles hanging just a tad higher above the ground than his forefather's.

Home Affairs must stamp out official abuse of foreigners

In 2008, a wave of xenophobic violence, mainly targeting people from other African countries, engulfed many of our poor neighbourhoods.