South Africa’s then education minister Blade Nzimande signs an agreement in Paris alongside his French counterpart, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, while presidents Jacob Zuma and François Hollande look on, in July 2016. Photograph: Jeremy Lempin/Reuters

The South African Communist Party has warned that President Jacob Zuma’s decision to remove its leader from cabinet has brought its alliance with the (...)

 A member of South Africa’s Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) waves a sign during a demonstration calling for the removal of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Alliance partners of the African National Congress led more than a dozen mass protests across South Africa on Wednesday that called for an end to gove(...)

Pravin Gordhan: South Africa’s finance minister and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, head into  to a court hearing in Pretoria. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma has been accused by a coalition partner in his ANC-led government of planning to fire his finance minister because (...)

South African military and police helicopters fly past a nine-metre  bronze statue of the late former South African president Nelson Mandela, after it was unveiled as part of the Day of Reconciliation Celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The largest statue in the world of Nelson Mandela was unveiled yesterday in South Africa on Reconciliation Day, 24 hours after the revered former pres(...)