Cyril Ramaphosa

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Customers shop for hand sanitisers at a store in Johannesburg on Friday following the government announcement   of the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in South Africa. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP

South Africa’s first confirmed case of coronavirus has sparked fears that it could be harder hit by the disease than many countries because of its hig(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address in Cape Town was not well received. Photograph: Sumaya Hisham/Pool Photo via AP

Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s budget address on Wednesday is being hailed by many South Africans as the country’s most important since the end of ap(...)

Former South African president Jacob Zuma  in court last October in Pietermaritzburg to face charges  of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Photograph: Michele Spatari/Reuters

A South African court has issued an arrest warrant for the former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges(...)

South African president  Cyril Ramaphosa: corruption inquiries likely to lead to his political enemies being held to account for alleged wrongdoing. Photograph: Wikus De Wet/AFP

How well Cyril Ramaphosa has done as South Africa’s president since the African National Congress party won the country’s May 2019 general election de(...)

South Africa’s captain Siya Kolisi celebrates his side’s victory over Wales at International Stadium Yokohama. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA Wire

It’s impossible, from this juncture anyway, to ascertain the social significance of Siya Kolisi potentially captaining the Springboks to victory in ne(...)

Youth carrying a portrait of Zimbabwe’s late former president Robert Mugabe at the Rufaro stadium in the capital, Harare, where his body will lie in state. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP

Robert Mugabe’s close family have spoken out against the Zimbabwean government for failing to consult them on the funeral and burial arrangements it h(...)

Arrested residents of Johannesburg’s Katlehong township lay on the ground on September 5th as South Africa’s financial capital is hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner violence. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s defence minister has said that that no government could stop the type of urban unrest currently gripping the country, following a fresh(...)

People  take part in a protest against the abuse of women by men outside parliament in Cape Town. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty

The spate of urban unrest sweeping through South African cities over the past week spread to Cape Town on Wednesday, where regional leaders and intern(...)

Plain-clothes members of the South African Police Service patrol the Johannesburg township of Alexandra. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an end to the xenophobic violence that has erupted in parts of South Africa in recent days, saying there is n(...)

Whistleblower  Angelo Agrizzi: All of those  accused of corruption by him have denied any wrongdoing.  Photograph:  Wikus de Wet/AFP

Police are investigating the death in a car crash of a business leader who was implicated in a massive public sector corruption scandal in South Afric(...)

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