Dave Connolly and the other 300-400 white farmers in Zimbabwe seem to be under threat again. In January, the government said white farmers had 90 days to leave their farms, although those who supported Zanu-PF – Mugabe’s ruling party – would be spared. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

Zimbabwean commercial farmer Dave Connolly has seen it all before: the intimidation, the threats, the patronage system, and the legal battles. Having (...)

Tobacco farmers in Harare protest during an auction on the first day of Zimbabwe’s marketing season earlier this year, as prices for the country’s biggest agricultural export plunged. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

The evidence of Zimbabwe’s ailing economy is everywhere: massive unemployment, numerous companies going to the wall each month, a weak annual economic(...)

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithin delivering a speech in Durban yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini has denied any responsibility for the recent spate of deadly xenophobic attacks across South Africa, suggesting a hidde(...)

People take cover from a stun grenade and tear gas after a skirmish  during this week’s march against xenophobia in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The wave of xenophobic violence that has blighted South Africa this week threatened to take hold in neighbouring countries yesterday, where locals we(...)

South African men run from police as rioting and looting is quelled during anti-foreigner violence in Durban yesterday. The wave of anti-foreigner violence spread downtown. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

Xenophobic violence, which has erupted across Durban’s townships over the past few days, is being blamed for the death of nine people. The violence(...)

A statue of Cecil John Rhodes is bound by straps as it awaits removal from the University of Cape Town on Thursday. The university’s council voted on Wednesday to remove the statue of the former Cape Colony governor after protests by students. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

A national day of dialogue on the future of controversial monuments has been announced by the South African government in a bid to defuse escalating (...)

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma: opposition MPs maintain fireworks are likely in Parliament. Photograph: Reuters

Tensions are expected to run high on Wednesday when South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma appears before parliament for the first time since his refusa(...)

I’m 31 now and only started playing Gaelic football in 2010 when the SA Gaels were first formed. I took the sport up as an off-season way to keep fit (...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe trips up: the 91-year-old oversaw the installation of his wife Grace as president of the Zanu-PF women’s league. Photograph: AP

In the twilight of his political career, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has outmanoeuvred many of the detractors who have tried to undermine his r(...)

Studying by candle light during load shedding in Soweto.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s stuttering economy will struggle over the next few years to achieve the growth rate required to tackle its high levels of unemployment (...)