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Mmusi Maimane, leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party, t the Independent Electoral Commission national results centre in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday.  Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

The official outcome of South Africa’s general election may be delayed after a number of smaller parties demanded an independent audit of the results,(...)

 South African president   Cyril Ramaphosa greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is on track to win the country’s general election, although its final tally for the nation(...)

President of South Africa’s governing African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa gestures during the party’s final rally at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the weekend. Photograph:  Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africans will cast their ballots in a general election on Wednesday that could see the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party’s support fa(...)

Supporters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Cape Town, ahead of the general elections. Photograph: Rodger Bosch / AFP

Clad in an African National Congress (ANC)-branded T-shirt fully buttoned up to protect against the cold, Ace Magashule, the secretary general of Sout(...)

Protestors occupy the junction of a busy road as part of a service delivery protest in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, South Africa on  April 15th. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa is experiencing a spike in violent street protests across the country’s poorest communities in the run-up to May’s general election. Fro(...)

The late John Curran had been working in Cape Town as an educational director for thousands of children in the city’s townships.

The Congolese man accused of murdering Dubliner John Curran in Cape Town last November has claimed the charity worker tried to rape him in his apartme(...)

JR Ryall and Darina Allen of Ballymaloe House restaurant, which won the  Trolley of the Year award at the  World Restaurant Awards in Paris. Photograph: Thomas Samson / AFP

Echoing last year’s Michelin awards, last night’s Irish wins at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris were all about Cork, with east Cork’s B(...)

The late John Curran had been working in Cape Town as an educational director for thousands of children in the city’s townships.

The Congolese man accused of murdering Irish charity worker John Curran in Cape Town last year was denied the chance to apply for bail on Wednesday be(...)

John Curran had been working in Cape Town as an educational director for thousands of children in the city’s townships.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Irishman John Curran, who was stabbed to death in his Cape Town apartment earlier t(...)

 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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