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(...)

Singing and dancing Mthatha residents awaiting the arrived  of the hearse carrying former South African president Nelson Mandela’s body to his childhood village of Qunu where he will be buried tomorrow. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Nelson Mandela was back in his home village tonight after a tumultuous welcome from thousands of people in the streets of Mthatha and along the road (...)

The man accused of making up fake sign language, Thamsanqa Jantjie (right), gestures during US president Barack Obama’s speech at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week attended by dozens of world leaders. Photograph: EPA

Reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial once faced a murder charge are being investigated by the South African g(...)

A handout photograph made available by the South African government showing widow of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela,  Graca Machel (right) paying her last respects to late former president Nelson Mandela as he  lies in state at the newly renamed Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at  Union buildings in Pretoria.

The man behind me on the bus tapped me on the shoulder. “Excuse me,” he said. “Do you know the way to Union Buildings; are you going there?”Travelling(...)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with South African president Jacob Zuma at a prayer service for former president Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Joao Silva/The New York Times

The full magnitude of the late Nelson Mandela’s memorial service became apparent yesterday after it was confirmed dozens of the world’s former and sit(...)

A girl dances today on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where the former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Late former South African president Nelson Mandela’s body is being prepared to lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria next week, where untold(...)

A women cries as she holds a candle and a flower outside former South African President Nelson Mandela’s house in Houghton, last night. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters.

Africa will never have seen anything like it. Amid unfathomable grief, the death of Nelson Mandela will be marked with the biggest and most watched ev(...)

Twenty nine people died and several others were injured after a bus collided with a truck in South Africa, the government said today.The crash happene(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power’s 50-megawatt solar farm in Droogfontein, South Africa. The company looks set to secure a deal to build three wind farms in the country’s Northern Cape region.

Mainstream Renewable Power is leading a consortium that looks set to secure a deal with the South African government to build three wind farms in the (...)

Graca Machel, wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, says his condition has improved in recent days. Photograph: Getty Images

Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, said the condition of the hospitalized former South African president has improved over the last week. Mandela (9(...)