A soldier stands guard in the township of Philippi East, a township in Cape Town. Photograph: Joao Silva/The New York Times

The South African government’s recent deployment of the army to an area of Cape Town where more than 1,000 gang-related murders have taken place since(...)

Former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma. The commission was primarily established to investigate if Mr Zuma facilitated government corruption. Photograph: AP Photo

Some of South Africa’s key crime-fighting institutions were seriously weakened over the last decade by the suspension and persecution of senior manage(...)

Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo international airport, where police are allegedly confiscating drugs and selling them on

South African police officers working at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo international airport are engaged in a war over drugs that the authorities are co(...)