Cyril Ramaphosa

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Residents of Madala Men’s Hostel in Alexandra, South Africa cover their noses as they wait to collect sanitiser from health workers on Wednesday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s government has mobilised 10,000 volunteers to roll out coronavirus screening nationwide, as it ramps up efforts to contain the spread o(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa: as coronavirus tally rose 218 cases in 24 hours, he said, “We fear that it might rise much further than that.”  Photograph:  Phill Magakoe

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen to more than 900 on the eve of an unprecedented lockdown being implemented by the (...)

A customer wearing a mask against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outside Makro in Pretoria East. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty

South Africa’s health minister has said it will take time for the country’s looming lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, with infection numbers(...)

Empty roads during a lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus  in Ahmedabad, India. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

India has mounted the largest attempted lockdown yet in the coronavirus crisis, ordering 1.3 billion people to stay at home from midnight for three we(...)

The high court ruling will give Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration a timely credibility boost, as one of the central planks of his campaign to become leader of the ANC in 2017 was a promise to fight public sector corruption.  File photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty

A South African court has set aside an anti-corruption watchdog’s investigation into President Cyril Ramaphosa that concluded he intentionally misled (...)

Customers shop for hand sanitisers at a store in Johannesburg on Friday following the government announcement   of the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in South Africa. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP

South Africa’s first confirmed case of coronavirus has sparked fears that it could be harder hit by the disease than many countries because of its hig(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address in Cape Town was not well received. Photograph: Sumaya Hisham/Pool Photo via AP

Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s budget address on Wednesday is being hailed by many South Africans as the country’s most important since the end of ap(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma  in court last October in Pietermaritzburg to face charges  of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Photograph: Michele Spatari/Reuters

A South African court has issued an arrest warrant for the former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges(...)

South African president  Cyril Ramaphosa: corruption inquiries likely to lead to his political enemies being held to account for alleged wrongdoing. Photograph: Wikus De Wet/AFP

How well Cyril Ramaphosa has done as South Africa’s president since the African National Congress party won the country’s May 2019 general election de(...)

South Africa’s captain Siya Kolisi celebrates his side’s victory over Wales at International Stadium Yokohama. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA Wire

It’s impossible, from this juncture anyway, to ascertain the social significance of Siya Kolisi potentially captaining the Springboks to victory in ne(...)

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