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Chester Williams of South Africa breaks away from Felipe Contepomi of Argentina  during a Test match in Buenos Aires on November 12th, 2000. Photograph: Fabian Gredillas/AFP/Getty Images

Chester Williams Born: August 8th, 1970 Died: September 6th, 2019 In 1994, one year after he had won his first cap for South Africa and become only t(...)

People  take part in a protest against the abuse of women by men outside parliament in Cape Town. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty

The spate of urban unrest sweeping through South African cities over the past week spread to Cape Town on Wednesday, where regional leaders and intern(...)

A soldier stands guard in the township of Philippi East, a township in Cape Town. Photograph: Joao Silva/The New York Times

The South African government’s recent deployment of the army to an area of Cape Town where more than 1,000 gang-related murders have taken place since(...)

Victoria Tully outside the department of the premier in Cape Town. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

From Co Meath to the Mother City – Victoria Tully first stumbled upon Cape Town on a family holiday in 1998. “We had been visiting Florida at Christm(...)

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(...)

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