South African president  Cyril Ramaphosa: corruption inquiries likely to lead to his political enemies being held to account for alleged wrongdoing. Photograph: Wikus De Wet/AFP

How well Cyril Ramaphosa has done as South Africa’s president since the African National Congress party won the country’s May 2019 general election de(...)

 Former Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane: its first black leader, he  acrimoniously resigned in late October. Photograph: Veli Nhlapo/Sowetan/Gallo Images

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance party has been plunged into its second major crisis in two months after losing control of Tshwane and Johannesburg (...)

Jacob Zuma at his homestead in Nkandla back in  2007: has  said he does not have the money to pay his debts. Photograph: Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in danger of losing his rural home, which was wrongfully upgraded using millions of euro in taxpayers’ mo(...)

  Robert Mugabe  at an event before the closure of his party’s annual conference.  Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Robert Mugabe Born: February 21st, 1924 Died: September 6th, 2019 As the armoured vehicles rolled in to Harare in November 2017, after weeks of polit(...)

Whistleblower  Angelo Agrizzi: All of those  accused of corruption by him have denied any wrongdoing.  Photograph:  Wikus de Wet/AFP

Police are investigating the death in a car crash of a business leader who was implicated in a massive public sector corruption scandal in South Afric(...)

Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive Sello Hatang: “We should not be poisoning the future through the gratuitous display of the old flag.” Photograph: Denis Farrell

Restrictions on public displays of South Africa’s apartheid-era flag have been imposed by a court in Johannesburg. The equality court ruled on Wedne(...)

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(...)

 Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane  at a parliament briefing in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Reuters/ Mike Hutchings

There are increasing calls for the dismissal of South Africa’s public sector corruption watchdog following a string of high-profile court defeats that(...)

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(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma: whistleblowers allege he allowed Gupta brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh to hand-pick ruling party members who would do their bidding for cabinet posts. Photograph: Reuters

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has denied that the controversial Gupta family had any influence over his appointment of cabinet ministers d(...)

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