Steve Goddard, the acting head of refereeing for the South African Football Association in 2010, said he had refused a bribe from Football 4U International, a front for a match-fixing syndicate, over the appointment of referees. Photograph: New York Times

A soccer referee named Ibrahim Chaibou walked into a bank in a small South African city carrying a bag filled with as much as $100,000 in $100 bills, (...)

South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at his inauguration in Pretoria. Photograph: EPA/Mujahid Safodien

South African president Jacob Zuma yesterday unveiled an expanded cabinet with some key personnel changes in a bid to transform the nation’s strugg(...)

After Mandela

Post-election violence in Johannesburg’s township of Alexandra and the government’s more aggressive response in deploying troops against demonstrators(...)

Fibongeni Ellen Ndalovevu has her identification checked before voting at the Orlando West Voting Station  in the Soweto Township in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) swept toward victory in South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid election on Thursday, handing President Jacob Z(...)

President Jacob Zuma is expected to return to power in South Africa with the ANC party. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) is sweeping toward victory in South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid election, handing president Jacob Zuma th(...)

Voters queue to cast their ballots in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township.   Photograph: Reuters

South Africa’s fifth general election was held under largely peaceful circumstances yesterday, with only isolated incidents of violence and electoral (...)

 A supporter of the African National Congress (ANC) wears a t-shirt depicting late South African president Nelson Mandela as he stands in line to cast his vote at the Hospital Hill informal settlement south of Johannesburg today. Photograph: Ihsaan HaffeJee/EPA

South Africans voted in the first ‘Born Free’ election today, although polls suggest the allure of the ruling African National Congress as the conque(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma speaks at the weekend at the African National Congress’s final rally before elections in Johannesburg. Photograph: Joao Silva/New York Times

In a bid to put the Nkandla controversy to rest before South Africa goes to the polls, ANC leader Jacob Zuma said the reason his home in KwaZulu-Natal(...)

Supporters of the ruling African National Congress protest against the provincial government over the alleged lack of services and housing in Cape Town. South Africa is to hold its fourth general election since the end of apartheid on May 7th. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

The might of the African National Congress electoral machine has been in full swing in South Africa in recent months, and few locations have fe(...)

Determined: queueing to vote in 1994. Photograph:  William F Campbell//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Twenty years ago today South Africa was at the dawn of a new democracy. Decades of the worst oppression were about to come to an end. As Nelson(...)