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South African president Jacob Zuma: has five working days to hand over documents explaining his decision to fire his finance minister and shuffle his cabinet.  Photograph: EPA

South Africa’s main opposition party is seeking a legal review of President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire finance minister Pravin Gordhan and shuffle (...)

Jacob Zuma: the  South African president and his entourage could be seen on live TV leaving the podium and being whisked away from the rally in the central city of Bloemfontein. Photograph:  EPA

Jacob Zuma, the South African president, made a hasty exit from a May Day rally on Monday after the crowd of workers that he was due to address became(...)

Demonstrators march in protest against South African president Jacob Zuma, to ask for his resignation, in Pretoria. Photograph: Luigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

As South African president Jacob Zuma celebrated his 75th birthday on Wednesday, the country’s opposition parties launched a united campaign outside g(...)

Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, political activist, born August 21st, 1929; died March 28th,  2017. Photograph: EPA/Dai Kurokawa
Obituary: Ahmed Kathrada

Ahmed Kathrada, who has died aged 87, was one of eight South African freedom fighters jailed for life in the 1964 Rivonia trial, along with Nelson Man(...)

The rand currency has fallen more than 12 per cent since March 27th

Ratings agency Fitch is likely to follow rival Standard & Poor’s and cut South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to below investment-grade, analyst(...)

Demonstrators carry banners as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg on Friday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Citizens across South Africa came out in their tens of thousands on Friday to call for President Jacob Zuma to be removed from office. The anti-Zuma(...)

South African President Jacob Zuma: facing a growing challenge from within his own party. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/Getty Images

Unprecedented opposition to South African president Jacob Zuma’s continued rule has emerged since the African National Congress leader sacked his fin(...)

There was an intensely political quality to last week’s funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada who had been sentenced to life impri(...)

Across Europe, the French Cac 40 and the German Dax rose 0.6% and 0.4% respectively, with the Dax zeroing in on its record high. Photograph:  Reuters

European stocks rose, with gains for property companies offsetting a slump in miners, as the benchmark index ended the first quarter of the year at th(...)

“Complete nonsense”: Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan with the intelligence report  president Jacob Zuma used to justify firing him. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

An overnight cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma plunged South Africa into political chaos on Friday, publicly dividing the ruling party’s leade(...)

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