People queue to collect water from a spring in the Newlands suburb in January as fears over the city’s water crisis grow in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Cape Town’s water crisis has eased slightly following a reduction in consumption by residents and local farmers. Last month officials of the South Af(...)

Sihle Bolani: The South African media consultant claims the ANC mounted a disinformation campaign against political rivals.

South Africa’s ruling party likes to portray an image of invincibility. The African National Congress will, in the words of President Jacob Zuma’s oft(...)

They may just have been local elections but South African voters have delivered a very sharp message to the African National Congress (ANC) of truly n(...)

Mmusi Maimane, the first black leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance party,  at the local elections results centre in Pretoria on Thursday. Photograph:  Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The African National Congress has posted its worst election results in the post-apartheid era, with South Africa’s black urban voters abandoning the f(...)

South African deputy president and  African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. Photograph: GIanluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

South Africans cast their votes in local elections on Wednesday and if the opinion polls can be relied upon, the African National Congress’s control o(...)

 President Jacob Zuma: the constitutional court unanimously ruled that South Africa’s first citizen had failed to “uphold, defend, and respect” the constitution. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/AP

The court ruling on Thursday that South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma has violated the constitution by not repaying taxpayers’ money used for non-secu(...)

President Jacob Zuma at a Human Rights Day rally in Durban:  he was criticised in December for his abortive shuffle of finance ministers. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

As the clock ticks down to South Africa’s local elections later this year, the ruling African National Congress finds itself in a position it has not (...)

File image from  January 21st, 2014 shows the controversial homestead of South African President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla.  File photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s opposition parties have rejected President Jacob Zuma’s recent offer to pay for some of the upgrades to his multimillion-dollar Nklandl(...)

Mmusi Maimane  gives his maiden speech following his election in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, today. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has said it voted Mmusi Maimane as leader, making him the first black person to h(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma greets opposition DA party leader Helen Zille at the results operations centre in Pretoria. Photograph: EPA

The African National Congress has secured a comfortable victory in South Africa’s general election, following an impressive voter turnout for a poll h(...)

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