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 (...)

John Teeling: veteran warhorse of the Irish exploration industry. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Companies connected to John Teeling, the veteran warhorse of the Irish exploration industry, are close to sealing a peace treaty with authorities in t(...)

Nobel Prize for literature winner Nadine Gordimer photographed in February  2005. Photograph: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice(...)

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 (...)