South African president Jacob Zuma faces an impeachment attempt in parliament on Tuesday after the country’s top court ruled that he had violated the constitution over spending on his private residence. Photograph: David Harrison/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party has reaffirmed its support for president Jacob Zuma following crisis talks on Monday. Th(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: opposition parties and some respected ruling party members called on Mr Zuma to stand down following the court ruling against him. Photograph:  Nic Bothma/EPA

Calls for South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, to quit following a court ruling that he failed to uphold the constitution by ignoring a corruption wa(...)

Some South Africans believe the scandal relating to property refurbishments could still bring down President Jacob Zuma (above)  by persuading some in the ANC to abandon him. File photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday denied acting dishonestly in a scandal over improper state spending at his private home, after a scathin(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma (right) with French president François Hollande during a summit on health and sanitary security. Photograph: Olivier Anrigo/EPA

Although the African National Congress’s top decision-making body has publicly backed President Jacob Zuma despite another scandal emerging to undermi(...)

South Africa’s former president Kgalema Motlanthe in December 2005, when he was general secretary of the African National Congress. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe has given a highly critical assessment of the ruling African National Congress party’s current crop o(...)

Some of the thousands of students from Wits University in Johannesburg demonstrate during another day of protest against fee increases. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma is to meet student leaders and university officials today in a bid to end a week of protests over proposed fee inc(...)

Makaziwe Mandela, daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela, during the final court hearing concerning the removal of the remains of the former leader’s children in the high court of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Photograph: Reuters

Nelson Mandela’s health is “perilous” and he is using assisted breathing in a Pretoria hospital, according to court documents disclosed yesterday in a(...)