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A technician uses a microscope to inspect samples during Covid-19 antibody neutralisation testing in a laboratory at the African Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has led to far less hospital admissions and severe illness among people infected with the virus in South Africa to dat(...)

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters with their leader Julius Malema. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty

The African National Congress was not the only winner in South Africa’s sixth post-apartheid general election on May 8th, which resulted in the ruling(...)

President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (left) with David Mabuza in Pretoria who he reappointed as deputy president. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has slashed the size of his new cabinet, reducing it from 36 to 28 ministries as part of his plans to streaml(...)

Pravin Gordhan is sworn in as the new South African minister of public enterprises. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has made substantial changes in his cabinet, which on Tuesday he described as a transitional team that (...)

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(...)

South African parliament speaker Baleka Mbete, left, talks with ANC treasury general Zweli Mkhize, right, at the ruling party’s policy conference. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

Fears that South Africa’s ruling party could split after its elective conference in December has propelled a “compromise” candidate into contention to(...)

Jacob Zuma: the  South African president and his entourage could be seen on live TV leaving the podium and being whisked away from the rally in the central city of Bloemfontein. Photograph:  EPA

Jacob Zuma, the South African president, made a hasty exit from a May Day rally on Monday after the crowd of workers that he was due to address became(...)

Archbishop  Desmond Tutu: said recently it felt like the dark days of apartheid had returned. Photograph: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images

A growing number of overt public displays of racism have prompted a bout of national introspection in South Africa around the level of progress made i(...)

Mandla Mandela (centre back), the eldest grandson of  Nelson Mandela, watches as his flag-draped coffin is carried down steps of the Union Buildings at the end of the third and final day of lying in state in Pretoria today. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Pool/Reuters

Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to South Africa’s central government buildings on Friday to say a perso(...)

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