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John Curran was the former education director at non-profit Mellon Educate

South African police have released CCTV images of an unidentified man they want to question in connection with the murder of John Curran, an Irish cha(...)

John Curran was the former education director at Mellon Educate, a not-for-profit organisation operating in South Africa.

Irish charity worker John Curran (60), who was killed in Cape Town South Africa on Wednesday, was due to return to Ireland within the next two weeks h(...)

President Emmerson Mnangagwa: promised a different approach to governance than the one employed by his predecessor, the dictator Robert Mugabe. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The scenes of economic turmoil in Zimbabwe in recent weeks suggest that reviving the country’s battered fortunes in the post-Mugabe era will be a mamm(...)

“There will be another crisis, that’s for sure. And it may not be in banking,” says the former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan

In the wake of the banking crisis the former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan had the “common sense view” that some of the reckless behavi(...)

New South African minister for finance Tito Mboweni: set to announce government plans to deal with aftermath of financial scandal.  Photograph: Esa Alexander

An official probe into the failure of South Africa’s VBS Mutual Bank has alleged that €115 million (1.9 billion rand) was looted by 53 beneficiaries, (...)

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa: has acted swiftly to restore public trust in his government.  Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

Cyril Ramaphosa’s deft handling of his finance’s minister’s resignation last week highlights the South African president’s ability to turn a significa(...)

South Africa’s finance minister Nhlanhla Nene  is the first minister to appear at the commission of inquiry into corruption in the public sector. Photograph: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s finance minister has said he was fired from his cabinet post in 2015 by former president Jacob Zuma for refusing to sanction government(...)

A Great White shark with Marine Dynamics Shark Tours

The stench of seal is part fish, part farm. It wafts around Cape Town’s Waterfront when the breeze blows, curling the nostrils of those dining at terr(...)

Bulelani Mfaco has been living in  direct provision for nearly a year. He describes the  centres as “ghettos in every sense of the word”. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

The first time Bulelani Mfaco felt vulnerable because of his sexuality was while walking at night with his boyfriend. It was 2004 and the couple was o(...)

 A Rastafarian and supporter of the legislation of marijuana light a joint in Johannesburg, as they celebrate after the Constitutional Court ruled that the personal use and growing of marijuana in South Africa is legal. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa’s highest court has ruled that it is no longer illegal for adults to cultivate or use marijuana in private. The landmark ruling handed (...)

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