Charl Schwartzel of South Africa in action at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel won the Alfred Dunhill Championship by four shots at Leopard Creek Country Club yesterday to clinch the first t(...)

Poachers realise that any animal that's got one of these collars or units attached to it is basically off the list

The war against rhino poaching in South Africa is going high tech in an attempt to curb a death toll that continues to spiral despite money (...)

Ulster have received a boost with the news that captain Rory Best has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the province. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Guinness Pro12 League Leinster v Ulster RDS, Friday, 7.35pm TG4, BBC NI It’s almost remarkable to think that these two were con(...)

A young boy fills his cup from a water tanker in Coronation, Johannesburg, as South Africa experiences its worst drought in decades. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

The ongoing drought in South Africa, which has decimated harvests and livestock and forced urban water restrictions, is providing a frightening glimps(...)

Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union  protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Pre-tax inequality in South Africa is as high as it was 20 years ago – and it is the world’s highest. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Last week I visited South Africa for the first time in 15 years. In 2000, when euphoria over the transition to democracy gripped the world’s imaginati(...)

The new LAX VIP service will cost from $1,500

Tech start-ups to boost business travel to Africa According to the World Bank technology start-ups are flourishing across Africa and will help boost e(...)

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan: his order means another will, made in 1976 in favour of Claire  Browne’s late brother Edward, uncle of Jacqueline   Maryon, is now her true last will and testament.

A retired journalist who bequeathed an estate with an estimated value of €500,000 to a builder friend did not have testamentary capacity to make the w(...)

Paul Dunne: “I didn’t see it as a big deal to turn pro, I just saw it as the next thing to do.” Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Escaping the remnants of Storm Barney isn’t the real reason for Paul Dunne jumping on a plane this Saturday. Rather, as one of the newest recruits (...)

A Lucara Diamond image of the stone, which is second in size only to the Cullinan diamond cut into the British Crown jewels.

A 1,111 carat gem-quality diamond, second in size only to the Cullinan diamond cut into the British Crown jewels, has been unearthed by Lucara Diamon(...)

Former New Zealand rugby union international Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Jonah Lomu was one of a truly rare breed, a special talent who captured the imagination of fans of all sports across the globe. Within minutes of New (...)