Internal party pressure is mounting on South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma to reimburse the taxpayer for non-security upgrades made to his rural hom(...)

 President Michael D Higgins with  South African president  Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Gender-based violence is one of greatest challenges facing South Africa today and it needs to be rooted out of local cultures, President Michael D Hig(...)

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma is greeted by assistant minister for defence Stuart Robert and Queensland’s premier Campbell Newman on his arrival in Australia today in advance of the G20 summit. He left behind a controversy over a multimillion-euro overspend on upgrades to his home. Photograph: Steven Holland/Getty

South African opposition parties today called for a new speaker to be elected after pandemonium erupted in the National Assembly over a report that a(...)

Jacob Zuma: South Africa’s public protector (ombudsman) had found that the president had unduly benefited from several non-security feature upgrades at his property. Photograph:  Neville Hopwood/Getty Images

South African president Jacob Zuma has been absolved of any wrongdoing in the multimillion-euro Nkandla scandal in a report prepared by a parliamen(...)

Police investigators stand outside a house in the Johannesburg township of Vosloorus, where South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by burglars as he tried to protect his celebrity girlfriend during a break-in, a killing that s(...)

The South African government’s refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to enter the country next month for a Nobel peace laureate summit has prompted a number of participants to pull out of the event in protest. Photograph: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

The South African government’s refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to enter the country next month for a Nobel peace laureate summit has prompted(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma. The presidency welcomed the decision by South Africa’s supreme appeals court to release the so-calld ‘spy tapes’ tapes but has said nothing else on the matter. Photograph: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

South Africa’s main opposition leader Helen Zille said yesterday that secret phone recordings her party acquired through the courts revealed “suffi(...)

Julius Malema, leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), leaves parliament with supporters in Cape Town. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters party has been called upon by the speaker of parliament to give reasons why the movement should not be suspe(...)

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma   at the US-Africa leaders summit  in Washington. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US is committed to renewing the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which in its present form expires next year, South African president J(...)

People watch as their dwellings are dismantled in Lwandle, an impoverished area about 45km from Cape Town, after the South African National Roads Agency Limited obtained a court order to  remove squatters from the land. Photograph:  Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s picturesque landscape is about to take centre stage in the country’s efforts to address one of the worst legacies of apartheid: the (...)