Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithin delivering a speech in Durban yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini has denied any responsibility for the recent spate of deadly xenophobic attacks across South Africa, suggesting a hidde(...)

  South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma (c) addressing a crowd during a visit to affected areas after recent anti-immigrant attacks in the port city of Durban. Mr Zuma said the attacks go against the beliefs of the majority of South Africa. Photograph: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/EPA

South Africa’s president cancelled a trip abroad in order to deal with a series of attacks on immigrants in the country that have killed at least six (...)

People take cover from a stun grenade and tear gas after a skirmish  during this week’s march against xenophobia in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The wave of xenophobic violence that has blighted South Africa this week threatened to take hold in neighbouring countries yesterday, where locals we(...)

People take cover from a stun grenade and tear gas after a skirmish between locals and foreign nationals as thousands of people take part in the “peace march” against xenophobia in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

South African police fired rubber bullets and tear gas on Thursday to disperse anti-immigrant protesters in Johannesburg, as the country’s president c(...)

South African men run from police as rioting and looting is quelled during anti-foreigner violence in Durban yesterday. The wave of anti-foreigner violence spread downtown. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

Xenophobic violence, which has erupted across Durban’s townships over the past few days, is being blamed for the death of nine people. The violence(...)

Former South African president  Nelson Mandela: the  sequel is based on a little known manuscript Mandela wrote by hand but never completed, chronicling his time as the country’s first black president. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

“I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest(...)

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma: opposition MPs maintain fireworks are likely in Parliament. Photograph: Reuters

Tensions are expected to run high on Wednesday when South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma appears before parliament for the first time since his refusa(...)

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(...)

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(...)