South African president Cyril Ramaphosa: African National Congress has chosen to back his efforts to tackle corruption in the party. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP

The African National Congress has chosen to back South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s stand against corruption in the party, a decision that has (...)

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa. Photograph: Baba Jiyane/EPA

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa is coming under intense pressure to act against ruling party members involved in alleged corruption undermini(...)

A customer shops at a Liquor City shop in Johannesburg, South Africa, in early June. File photograph: Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

The South African government’s decision to reinstate sweeping lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus has been strongly criticised by many(...)

Khayelitsha Field Hospital is in a community sports centre in the township on the outskirts of Cape Town. Photograph: Médecins Sans Frontières

South Africans have been warned by the government’s health minister to prepare for a surge in coronavirus infections as he cited concerns that citizen(...)

Economic Freedom Fighters party leader Julius Malema has been accused of benefiting from the looted money. He denies it. Photograph: Jordi Matas

Seven suspects accused of looting nearly €140 million from a South African bank that mainly served the rural poor have pleaded not guilty in court to (...)

 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(...)

On April 21st a €25 billion social and economic package for South Africa was announced to counter the crippling effect the lockdown was having on businesses. Photograph:  Marco Longari / AFP

The South African government’s decision to use a race-based empowerment policy to determine if tourism businesses qualify for coronavirus relief fundi(...)

The high court ruling will give Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration a timely credibility boost, as one of the central planks of his campaign to become leader of the ANC in 2017 was a promise to fight public sector corruption.  File photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty

A South African court has set aside an anti-corruption watchdog’s investigation into President Cyril Ramaphosa that concluded he intentionally misled (...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address in Cape Town was not well received. Photograph: Sumaya Hisham/Pool Photo via AP

Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s budget address on Wednesday is being hailed by many South Africans as the country’s most important since the end of ap(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma  in court last October in Pietermaritzburg to face charges  of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Photograph: Michele Spatari/Reuters

A South African court has issued an arrest warrant for the former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges(...)

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