Elderly residents at the Evanna Tehuis nursing home near Klerksdorp await their turn for the  Pfizer vaccine. Photograph:  Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa has admitted it is unlikely to meet its Covid-19 vaccination targets after a sluggish start to its rollout. The country is in a race aga(...)

African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa (right) toasts with former president Jacob Zuma (centre) and secretary general Ace Magashule (left) during the ANC’s 107th anniversary celebrations at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on January 12th, 2019. Photograph:  Rajesh JantilaL/AFP/Getty

A senior member of South Africa’s ruling party accused of corruption as been ordered to face an internal disciplinary committee often described as “to(...)

Children in their social-distanced squares in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Photograph: EPA

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans not to lower their guard in the fight against coronavirus following his decision to significantly e(...)

A customer shops at a Liquor City shop in Johannesburg, South Africa, in early June. File photograph: Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

The South African government’s decision to reinstate sweeping lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus has been strongly criticised by many(...)

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old woman. Photograph: Njikizana Jekesai/AFP/Getty

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe returned from South Africa early on Sunday, state media reported, after a 20-year-old model accused her of assault (...)

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma: opposition MPs maintain fireworks are likely in Parliament. Photograph: Reuters

Tensions are expected to run high on Wednesday when South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma appears before parliament for the first time since his refusa(...)