Hand of friendship: South African president Jacob Zuma with Chinese president Xi Jinping on a recent visit to  Beijing. Photograph: EPA/Lintao Zhang/Pool

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party appears intent on adopting a pro-Chinese anti-western approach to its foreign policy in the year(...)

Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph:Alon Skuy/Reuters

Oscar Pistorius’s release from prison has been put on hold by the South African government. The Paralympian, convicted of culpable homicide for the k(...)

Fr Michael Lapsley:  ‘When injustice occurs, the moral order is inverted.’

An Anglican priest who lost both his hands and his right eye over his opposition to apartheid in South Africa has offered his support to the community(...)

President Jacob Zuma: the public protector said in a report last year that Mr Zuma had unduly benefited from the security upgrades which included a swimming pool, visitors’ centre, chicken run and cattle enclosure

The leader of South Africa’s opposition party, Democratic Alliance, has said the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s rural home far exceed the minimu(...)

 South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma with school children during the closing ceremony of the 25th African Union  summit in Johannesburg on June 16th. Photograph: Elmond Jiyane/EPA

The handling of a variety of recent controversies in South Africa by the African National Congress-led government has given rise to the notion on many(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir returns from South Africa to Khartoum on Monday, avoiding arrest over war crimes charges. Photograph: Marwan Al/EPA

Whatever gloss the International Criminal Court (ICC) places on Omar al-Bashir’s deft evasion of two of its arrest warrants yesterday, the bottom line(...)

President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso (right) watches as Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir (left) is greeted by Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe (back to camera) ahead of the African Union summit in Johannesburg, June 14th, 2015.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Any likelihood of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir being arrested in South Africa on a warrant from the International Criminal Court appears to be re(...)

Mmusi Maimane  gives his maiden speech following his election in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, today. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has said it voted Mmusi Maimane as leader, making him the first black person to h(...)

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(...)