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The Bulls celebrate thier Currie Cup final win over the Sharks earlier this month. Photograph: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty

The great experiment of the United Rugby Championship (URC) begins next weekend, the unknown being how it will turn out in terms of providing entertai(...)

South Africa’s  president Cyril Ramaphosa appears before the commission of inquiry into allegations of state corruption, in Johannesburg on Thursday. Photograph: Sumaya Hisham/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa’s president has confirmed his government is investigating reports that state security agents loyal to his predecessor Jacob Zuma, who was(...)

 A member of the South African Police Service detains a suspected looter outside a warehouse storing alcohol in Durban. Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP via Getty Images

The British & Irish Lions’ victory over the Springboks on Saturday has coincided with a much-needed upturn in fortunes for a beleaguered South Afr(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears on a screen virtually from the correctional service facility Estcourt, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Photograph:South Africa Judiciary via AP

Former South African president Jacob Zuma attended his brother’s funeral on Thursday following his temporary release from prison – just two weeks afte(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland speaks to the team during squad training in South Africa on Monday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There is currently little palpable excitement emanating from the South African public ahead of the first Test between the Springboks and the British &(...)

 Looters in a vandalised shopping mall in Vosloorus, South Africa. The  unrest erupted when former president Jacob Zuma started a 15-month prison term. Photograph:  Marco Longari/AFP

With the unrest in South Africa that began after the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma starting to abate, the nation’s focus has turned to identi(...)

A suspected looter pulls a few items along the ground outside a vandalised mall in Vosloorus, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Photograph:  Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

South Africans rallied on Wednesday to protect their property after days of looting and destruction, lending a hand to struggling security forces as (...)

 Police and security guards stand over arrested looters in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

The death toll in ongoing riots that have engulfed two South African provinces since former president Jacob Zuma was jailed last week has risen to 45.(...)

 Louis Rees-Zammit, draped  with  Lions Mascot BIL,  and Ali Price at Wondrboom National Airport, Pretoria, for their flight to Cape Town. The squad are now based in the Western Cape for the next couple of weeks.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The British & Irish Lions arrived in Cape Town on Sunday ahead of a winter storm that battered the province within 24 hours, but the disruptive we(...)

 A member of the South African Police Services  aims at looters amid sporadic looting and vandalism outside the Lotsoho Mall in Katlehong township, East of Johannesburg, on Monday, July 12th, 2021. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty

Jacob Zuma was always going to go down fighting. And even in jail, although widely discredited, South Africa’s 79-year-old former president continues (...)

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