Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane  at a parliament briefing in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Reuters/ Mike Hutchings

There are increasing calls for the dismissal of South Africa’s public sector corruption watchdog following a string of high-profile court defeats that(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrives at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday in Johannesburg. ‘I have been vilified, alleged to be the king of corrupt people.’ Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has said allegations that he helped to enable private sector businesses to illegally acquire government tend(...)

President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (left) with David Mabuza in Pretoria who he reappointed as deputy president. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has slashed the size of his new cabinet, reducing it from 36 to 28 ministries as part of his plans to streaml(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa raises his right hand as he takes the oath of office at his inauguration as South African president,  in Pretoria. Photograph: Yeshiel Panchia/AFP/Getty Images

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa’s president. He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 pe(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa is set to emphasise national unity when he is sworn in as South Africa’s fifth post-apartheid president at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

The leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party will be inaugurated as the country’s next president this weekend following its red(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa: ‘We’ll be seeking to get people, men and women, who have great competence and capabilities to serve the needs of the people of South Africa.’ Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has told investors his new cabinet will be restructured to kick-start the country’s stalled economy, and that(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a speech outside Lithuli House, the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg, on Sunday. Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

The African National Congress (ANC) has retained its majority in South Africa’s parliament, but the election result cannot obscure the existential pro(...)

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(...)

The president of South Africa and the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa (centre),  in Soweto. After casting his vote in this  week’s elections, he acknowledged the “rampant corruption” of recent years. Photograph:  Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

Many people believe that the African National Congress’s electoral victory in South Africa will be the final chance it gets from voters to steer the c(...)

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,(...)

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