Striking miners  on August 27th, 2012, near where police shot and killed 42 miners days earlier. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Some police officers involved in a notoriousshooting incident in which 44 people were killed during a week-long standoff between striking miners and p(...)

South Africa’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan:  charged with fraud over early retirement package allegedly approved for a revenue official.  Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

An email exchange in which a lawyer representing the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said he would not participate in the investigation of finan(...)

Morne Nurse (c), the father of a child who was kidnapped in 1997, leaves court in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Schalk van Zuydam/AP Photo

A judge in South Africa has found a woman guilty of kidnapping a newborn from a hospital nearly two decades ago and raising the girl as her own, a spo(...)

The South African prosecution authority confirmed today it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month.

The South African prosecution authority confirmed today it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence han(...)

 “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius has resumed a “low-key track routine”, according to his family. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Oscar Pistorius will be served a final indictment when he appears in court next week after prosecutors concluded their investigation into the death of(...)

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