Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters with their leader Julius Malema. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty

The African National Congress was not the only winner in South Africa’s sixth post-apartheid general election on May 8th, which resulted in the ruling(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa: the ANC may have been saved from losing its majority only by his rise as president after he unseated  Jacob Zuma last year. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

The African National Congress of South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa won national elections with 57.5 per cent of the vote, its lowest ever parli(...)

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(...)

People queue to vote in South Africa’s national and provincial elections at a polling station in the Tlhabologang township in Coligny on Wednesday. Photograph: Luca Sola/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa will “never again” go through the levels of corruption and malfeasance it experienced over the past decade, president Cyril Ramaphosa pro(...)

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(...)

 Floyd Shivambu and  Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).  Photograph: Felix Dlangamandla/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Allegations of corruption that have been levelled at the leadership of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party could not have come at a w(...)

New South African minister for finance Tito Mboweni: set to announce government plans to deal with aftermath of financial scandal.  Photograph: Esa Alexander

An official probe into the failure of South Africa’s VBS Mutual Bank has alleged that €115 million (1.9 billion rand) was looted by 53 beneficiaries, (...)

African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a meeting of the ruling party  in Johannesburg earlier this month. Photograph: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s two largest opposition parties have been finding out the hard way how integral the recently ousted Jacob Zuma’s scandal-ridden presiden(...)

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