South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma. South Africa’s appeals court has ruled that Zuma must face a range of corruption charges. File photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South Africa’s appeals court has ruled that the country’s president, Jacob Zuma, must face a range of corruption charges that were controversially dro(...)

South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira in action against Australia last month. His absence this weekend is a massive blow to the home side. Photograph: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

World champions New Zealand are expected to complete another clean sweep of the Rugby Championship as they finish this year’s campaign away in South A(...)

South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa takes part in a press conference in London, England. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

With less than three months to go to the poll that decides who will become the next leader of South Africa’s ruling ANC party, the election campaign b(...)

 A member of South Africa’s Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) waves a sign during a demonstration calling for the removal of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Alliance partners of the African National Congress led more than a dozen mass protests across South Africa on Wednesday that called for an end to gove(...)

 Josh van der Flier wins his 50th cap for Leinster against the Cheetahs tonight. Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

 Cheetahs v Leinster, Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, 7pm Irish time (Sky Sports Action) This is the first of a somewhat curious double-header, wi(...)

South African parliament speaker Baleka Mbete, left, talks with ANC treasury general Zweli Mkhize, right, at the ruling party’s policy conference. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

Fears that South Africa’s ruling party could split after its elective conference in December has propelled a “compromise” candidate into contention to(...)

Isa Nacewa (pictured) and Jamison Gibson-Park are to return to Ireland having been denied entry into South Africa due to visa regulations. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In an embarrassing scenario for Leinster and the newly expanded Guinness Pro 14, Isa Nacewa and Jamison Gibson-Park have been denied entry to South Af(...)

 South African president Jacob Zuma has suffered a blow in his efforts to ensure his preferred candidate is elected to succeed him. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Hutchings

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, has suffered a blow in his efforts to ensure his preferred candidate is elected to succeed him as leader of the (...)

Southern King’s Kurt Coleman: one of the visitors auditioning to play in Europe. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Connacht v Southern Kings, Sportsground, Saturday, 7.35pm (TG4) Having spent the week out west these Port Elizabeth visitors will know all about the (...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher at home in Dublin: “I was a crisis leader and we came through it with a strong bank.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 23 days, Richie Boucher will take his leave of Bank of Ireland after 14 years, 8½ of them in the public eye as chief executive. There has been no (...)