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(...)

Protesters calling for the removal of South African  president Jacob Zuma outside court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma may have infringed ethics laws, and allegations of “state capture” over his ties to the powerful Gupta business fa(...)

Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters, at a media briefing in Alexander township on Wednesday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The major urban municipalities in South Africa’s economic and administrative heartland will be run by minority councils following the Economic Freedom(...)

Leader of the official opposition Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane talks to the press at the election results centre in Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday. Photograph: Herman Verwey/AP

The African National Congress (ANC) lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of South Africa’s capital Pretoria, as results on Saturday gav(...)

South African president and ANC president Jacob Zuma: he has been accused of high-level corruption which led to calls by the public and  within his party for him to step down. Photograph:  Michael Sheehan/AFP/Getty Images

The African National Congress’s embattled president Jacob Zuma launched the ruling party’s local-election manifesto at the weekend, promising to hold (...)

President Jacob Zuma at a Human Rights Day rally in Durban:  he was criticised in December for his abortive shuffle of finance ministers. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

As the clock ticks down to South Africa’s local elections later this year, the ruling African National Congress finds itself in a position it has not (...)

England fast bowler Steven Finn in action during the first day of the third Test against South Africa at Wanderers Stadium  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Third Test, day one: South Africa 267-7 Until a frustrating unbroken eighth-wicket partnership of 42 against the second new ball, England had fought (...)

More than 300 people have been injured in a commuter train collision in South Africa. Both trains travelling from Johannesburg city centre to the township of Soweto. Image: Google maps.

More than 300 people have been injured in a commuter train collision in South Africa. Nana Radebe, spokeswoman for Johannesburg Emergency Services, s(...)

A 22-year-old American woman has been dragged from a car and killed by a lion in a wildlife park near Johannesburg. File photograph: Martin Schutt/AFP/Getty Images

A 22-year-old American woman was dragged from a car and killed by a lion while driving through a wildlife park near Johannesburg, South African police(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma greets opposition DA party leader Helen Zille at the results operations centre in Pretoria. Photograph: EPA

The African National Congress has secured a comfortable victory in South Africa’s general election, following an impressive voter turnout for a poll h(...)