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’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(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma has links to the  Gupta family, who Bell Pottinger portrayed as part of a struggle to defeat ‘white monopoly capital’. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

The recent expulsion of Bell Pottinger from the UK’s PR industry association does not go far enough for many South Africans who feel aggrieved by the (...)

South African model Gabriella Engels, who claims she was assaulted by Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organisation AfriForum on Thursday in Centurion. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers representing a young woman who has accused Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, of assaulting her in a Johannesburg hotel have expressed their(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in Cape Town, South Africa, August 8th, 2017. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma narrowly survived the eighth vote of no confidence in his eight-year presidency in Cape Town on Tuesday. Following(...)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition, at a  campaign rally  in Nairobi, Kenya .  Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

A major realignment of political forces has taken place in Kenya as two leading contenders – including the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta – battle it out t(...)

South African gold miners: The mining sector is one of the pillars of the South African economy, accounting for about 7 per cent of the country’s economic output despite its decline.

South Africa’s Chamber of Mines will apply to the high court later this month to stop the implementation of the new Mining Charter released by the gov(...)

Demonstrators carry banners as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Citizens across South Africa came out in their tens of thousands on Friday to call for President Jacob Zuma to be removed from office. The anti-Zuma(...)

“Complete nonsense”: Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan with the intelligence report  president Jacob Zuma used to justify firing him. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

An overnight cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma plunged South Africa into political chaos on Friday, publicly dividing the ruling party’s leade(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma (right) with French president François Hollande during a summit on health and sanitary security. Photograph: Olivier Anrigo/EPA

Although the African National Congress’s top decision-making body has publicly backed President Jacob Zuma despite another scandal emerging to undermi(...)