Former South African president Jacob Zuma: expected to appear in court on   Friday on corruption charges linked to a multibillion rand government arms deal. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has suffered a legal setback ahead of his expected appearance in court on Friday on corruption charges linke(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma insisted on Friday that the corruption charges he faces are politically motivated, after his first court ap(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma faces 16 charges of corruption. Photograph:  AFP

Thousands of Jacob Zuma supporters are expected to gather outside a Durban court on Friday where the former South African president will appear on co(...)

Shaun Abrahams: Since his appointment, he  has been accused of displaying bias in favour of President Jacob Zuma around criminal cases, allegations Mr Abrahams denies. Photograph:  Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams has been ordered to vacate his post by the high court after it ruled that his appointment by President(...)

Striking miners  on August 27th, 2012, near where police shot and killed 42 miners days earlier. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Some police officers involved in a notoriousshooting incident in which 44 people were killed during a week-long standoff between striking miners and p(...)

South Africa’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan:  charged with fraud over early retirement package allegedly approved for a revenue official.  Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

An email exchange in which a lawyer representing the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said he would not participate in the investigation of finan(...)

Morne Nurse (c), the father of a child who was kidnapped in 1997, leaves court in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Schalk van Zuydam/AP Photo

A judge in South Africa has found a woman guilty of kidnapping a newborn from a hospital nearly two decades ago and raising the girl as her own, a spo(...)

The South African prosecution authority confirmed today it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month.

The South African prosecution authority confirmed today it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence han(...)

 “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius has resumed a “low-key track routine”, according to his family. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Oscar Pistorius will be served a final indictment when he appears in court next week after prosecutors concluded their investigation into the death of(...)