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Former South African president Jacob Zuma on trial for alleged corruption in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg. He is accused of taking bribes from French defence company Thales. Photograph: Themba Hadebe

A South African court that must decide if corruption charges against former president Jacob Zuma should be dropped has heard he is using an approach t(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma gestures during a lunch break while facing court charges that include fraud, corruption and racketeering. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/Pool via Reuters

A lawyer representing former South African president Jacob Zuma, who faces corruption charges linked to a government arms deal, has accused state pros(...)

Property developer Sean Dunne asked Bertie Ahern to become a director of a new US business he was setting up in 2010, according to an email presented (...)

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(...)

Sean Dunne at the US  federal courthouse in New Haven, Connecticut:  testified he considered Paul Gallagher and Charlie McCreevy to be personal friends. Photograph: Douglas Healey

Bankrupt property developer Sean Dunne’s alleged political connections led him to seek assistance from former taoiseach Bertie Ahern in selling a Sout(...)

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(...)

 South African president   Cyril Ramaphosa greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is on track to win the country’s general election, although its final tally for the nation(...)

People queue to vote in South Africa’s national and provincial elections at a polling station in the Tlhabologang township in Coligny on Wednesday. Photograph: Luca Sola/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa will “never again” go through the levels of corruption and malfeasance it experienced over the past decade, president Cyril Ramaphosa pro(...)

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