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A customer shops at a Liquor City shop in Johannesburg, South Africa, in early June. File photograph: Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

The South African government’s decision to reinstate sweeping lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus has been strongly criticised by many(...)

People check the food parcels they   received  in Brakpan, Gauteng province, where coronavirus cases have surged. Photograph:  Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa’s Gauteng province is about to become the country’s coronavirus epicentre after a surge in infections. As of Tuesday evening, South Afri(...)

Khayelitsha Field Hospital is in a community sports centre in the township on the outskirts of Cape Town. Photograph: Médecins Sans Frontières

South Africans have been warned by the government’s health minister to prepare for a surge in coronavirus infections as he cited concerns that citizen(...)

The Umhlatuzana Hindu Temple, south of Durban, damaged after the township was hit by heavy rain and flash floods after a  downpour on Tuesday. Photograph: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

At least 60 people have been killed and more than 1,000 have fled their homes after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides along South Africa’s eas(...)

Anti-mining activist Nonhle Mbuthuma: “I am continuously getting calls from people saying that hit men are coming to get me, and as a result I am forced to sleep in different houses every night.” Photograph: Amnesty International

South Africa’s government has decided to appeal elements of a recent landmark court ruling that requires it to obtain the consent of a rural community(...)

 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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Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

 A resident of the Masiphumelele informal settlement collects drinking water from a communal municipal tap in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

A drought in three South African provinces that is threatening to leave Cape Town residential areas without any municipally-supplied water has been de(...)

South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa: The  930 voting delegates   from branches that did not finalise their nominations   on time could change the shape of the ANC leadership race. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa appears to have an early lead in the race to become the next president of the ruling African National (...)

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(...)

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