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 Morne Du Plessis leads out his team against the British Lions in 1980 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

No issue has divided or caused more controversy in rugby than apartheid, and specifically the sport’s links with South Africa and the Springboks while(...)

Warren Gatland, coach of the British and Irish Lions, hopes Premiership Rugby Limited will see common sense over their 2021 final. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters.

The British and Irish Lions are set to announce the schedule for their 2021 eight-match tour to South Africa but a proposed warm-up game against the B(...)

People queue to vote in South Africa’s national and provincial elections at a polling station in the Tlhabologang township in Coligny on Wednesday. Photograph: Luca Sola/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa will “never again” go through the levels of corruption and malfeasance it experienced over the past decade, president Cyril Ramaphosa pro(...)

Francis Brennan takes 12 tourists on the trip of a lifetime to South Africa

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man Friday, Sky One, 9pm James Nesbitt returns as Detective Inspector Harry Clayton, the guardian of a special bracelet which bestow(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the eulogy at the Special Official Funeral service for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Only a last-minute compromise between the family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and African National Congress (ANC) leaders enabled South Africa’s rulin(...)

Mourners attend the memorial service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/STR

Thousands of South Africans paid tribute on Wednesday to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto, the township at the forefront of t(...)

South African National Congress Women’s League members sing and mourn outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto, Johannesburg. Photograph:  EPA/STR

Leaders from across South Africa’s political divide have travelled to the home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to mourn her sudden death and pay(...)

Cycling through the Maboneng precinct of Johannesburg. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Greene is from Raheny in Dublin. She arrived in Johannesburg in 2013 with her husband after living in London for three years. She is an accounta(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president and newly elected president of the African National Congress  (ANC), at the party’s 54th  national conference  in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

The African National Congress has clipped the wings of its outgoing president, Jacob Zuma, who remains South Africa’s leader, by adopting a resolution(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president and newly-elected president of the ANC, embraces opponent Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

The African National Congress’s new leader must secure the balance of power in its top decision-making body, the national executive committee, to impl(...)

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