South African president and ANC president Jacob Zuma: he has been accused of high-level corruption which led to calls by the public and  within his party for him to step down. Photograph:  Michael Sheehan/AFP/Getty Images

The African National Congress’s embattled president Jacob Zuma launched the ruling party’s local-election manifesto at the weekend, promising to hold (...)

President Jacob Zuma at a Human Rights Day rally in Durban:  he was criticised in December for his abortive shuffle of finance ministers. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

As the clock ticks down to South Africa’s local elections later this year, the ruling African National Congress finds itself in a position it has not (...)

 South African students clash with police  during protests in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Three students were hurt during a rally against university fee increases in South Africa, at which protesters threw stones and burned tyres and police(...)

Children from the Zip Zap circus school prepare ahead of a World Aids Day concert in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Today is the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death. Photograph: Nic Bothma

In the emotion-filled days that followed former South African president Nelson Mandela’s death a year ago today, the African National Congress party v(...)

Ireland, Dublin 6: €800,000, Savills

Savills is seeking €800,000 for a three-bed 150sq m (1,615sq ft) house at 2 Chester Gardens, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. We find similarly-priced properties a(...)

On safari: African elephants in South Africa. Photograph: Thinkstock

I am 60 on January 2nd and want to celebrate. I would like to go somewhere warm and welcoming, where myself and my long- suffering husband can real(...)

hildren in an Oranjekloof School classroom in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Photograph: Rogan Ward

Despite losing an estimated €150 million in the Irish property crash, philanthropist Niall Mellon says he is committed to continuing with his chari(...)

Niall Mellon: only found out about Mr Higgins’s visit to South Africa early in November. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff/The Irish Times

Charity organiser Niall Mellon has said he is disappointed President Michael D Higgins will not be visiting his schemes in South Africa next week.Some(...)

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema points the way to supporters in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Photograph: Ihsaan Haffejee/EPA

Despite 20 years of South African democracy, time appears to have stood still for the residents of Zwelethemba, a poor black township in the Western C(...)

Niall Mellon: new building project focuses on schools. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 320 Irish volunteers are due to arrive in South Africa today on the first Niall Mellon building project to focus on (...)