Building a shack near the township of Kayamandi, where newcomers arrive daily, mostly from the impoverished Eastern Cape Province, in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Photograph: Joao Silva/The New York Times

One cold morning Stefan Smit, a white farmer in South Africa’s stunning wine region, woke up to find his vineyard under siege. Anxious and angry, Smi(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma: hit back at the report on Twitter. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is facing a new wave of corruption allegations following the release of a report that claims an illegal spy (...)

 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Photograph: Siyabulela Duda/EPA

The scale of the alleged corruption involving South Africa’s elite that has emerged in recent months is a concern for the ruling African National Cong(...)

Democratic Republic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi receives the presidential sash from outgoing president Joseph Kabila after being sworn in in Kinshasa on January 24th. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

For the first time in more than two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the largest country by landmass in sub-Saharan Africa and a repository (...)

Angelo Agrizzi, former chief operating officer at Bosasa: unveiled by prosecutors as a surprise whistleblower.

A former executive of a multibillion-rand facilities company giving evidence at an inquiry into public sector corruption in South Africa has implicate(...)

Jean Joseph Mukendi, lead advocate for Felix Tshisekedi’s legal team, addresses the constitutional court in Kinshasa on Tuesday   during the opening of a legal challenge to the result of the country’s presidential election, in which Mr Tshisekedi was declared   the winner. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Neighbouring African countries have rowed back on a call for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election. Opposit(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma: Legal experts estimate he is liable for fees of up to at least €2 million. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty

Former South African president Jacob Zuma must return the equivalent of at least €1 million to the state after a court ruled that he illegally used ta(...)

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan  testifies at the state capture inquiry in Johannesburg, which is investigating public sector corruption in South Africa. Photograph: EPA

Evidence that former president Jacob Zuma was a key facilitator of attempts to plunder state resources is mounting at an inquiry looking into public s(...)

Pravin Gordhan, South African minister of public Enterprise,  at the hearings of the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector including organs of state on November 19th in Johannesburg Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty

South Africa has been significantly damaged by high-level corruption in government and the public sector in recent years, former finance minister Prav(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa: after appointment, he was criticised for not immediately dealing with high-level graft. Photograph: Nic Bothma

South Africa’s new president has managed to keep his promise to tackle government and public sector corruption since coming to power, overcoming the r(...)

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