Johannesburg: Supporters of former president Jacob Zuma gather at the end of the fourth day of his testimony during the commission of inquiry  into ‘state capture’. Photograph:  Yeshiel Panchia/EPA

Up to 100 small farmers in South Africa were conned into participating in a rural economic empowerment scheme that ended up lining the pockets of corr(...)

Madonna: the singer has entered a culture war about what pro-Palestinian advocates refer to as ‘apartheid Israel’

It’s not a scene you’ll see in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in 1985 Queen defied a UN ban and played a series of South African concerts in Sun City, the apa(...)

Shane Lowry chats with his caddie during  the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. Lowry finished in a tie for 15th place. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

A heavy end-of-season itinerary of globe-trotting and crisscrossing of timelines for Shane Lowry could yet yield the desired rewards, even if his top-(...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)

Shane Lowry’s second shot on the 7th hole during the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open  in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If not quite a case of mission accomplished, with his quest for a fourth career tour win rebuked, Shane Lowry at least headed for the air charter from(...)

Good fight: Pádraig Harrington after chipping in on the 10th hole during the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

Pádraig Harrington puffed out his chest and fought the good fight if ultimately in vain, while Shane Lowry failed to grasp the nettle and wilted in hi(...)

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, Nevada amids reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

At least 59 people were killed and more than 520 injured when a 64-year-old gunman with an arsenal of at least 10 rifles fired upon a Las Vegas countr(...)

 Danny Willett: currently second in the Race to Dubai standings behind Henrik Stenson who is among those who have withdrawn from  the Turkey Airlines Open. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Danny Willett checked into his hotel on Monday and went to the gym. For him, this week’s Turkish Airlines Open – the first of the season-ending three(...)