South African model Gabriella Engels, who claims she was assaulted by Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organisation AfriForum on Thursday in Centurion. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers representing a young woman who has accused Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, of assaulting her in a Johannesburg hotel have expressed their(...)

 President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace: Ms Mugabe is accused of assaulting a young model. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Police have put a “red alert” on South Africa’s borders to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assaulting a model in(...)

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan: was publicly charged with fraud and theft by the National Prosecuting Authority.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko

The chief whip of the African National Congress has called on the ruling party’s leaders to resign, saying they are worse than those who led the apar(...)

The International Criminal Court  in The Hague,  Netherlands: South Africa has withdrawn from the court following a row with ICC over its refusal to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in 2015. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the most damaging blow to the 14-year-old institution since the collapse o(...)

Oscar Pistorius during his trial in Pretoria. Pistorius will be released on parole next week after serving one year of his five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Daniel Born/AFP/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole on October 20th, about a year after he was sentenced to five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenka(...)

The parole hearing of Oscar Pistorius has been postponed, according to his family’s spokeswoman. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/AFP/Getty Images/File Photo

A parole hearing to decide if Oscar Pistorius should be let out of jail before serving his full five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva St(...)

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius was due to have been released to house arrest in August after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa’s parole review board has delayed the release of Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius from prison, where he is serving a sentence fo(...)

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp  have  criticised the verdict in the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius. Photograph: Reuters

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have for the first time criticised the verdict in the murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius. “What act(...)

Prosecutors filed an appeal this week asking for the verdict of culpable homicide, equivalent to manslaughter, to be  changed to murder. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa’s parole review board has up to four months to conclude its decision on when Oscar Pistorius can be released from prison, a Justice Minis(...)

Oscar Pistorius being led down to the cells of the court in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa’s Department of Justice has put Oscar Pistorius’s prison release on hold until his case is reviewed again by a parole board. Pistorius w(...)

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