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08:13, 17 January 2018 Wednesday
South Africa
15:18, 29 December 2017 Friday

S African parliament 'failed' to hold Zuma to account

Constitutional Court rules Assembly must put in place mechanism to remove President Jacob Zuma from office

04:08, 18 December 2017 Monday

Zuma bemoans ANC infighting as party chooses new leader

Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, spoke at a party conference that will elect his successor as head of the African National Congress, though he will remain as head of state ahead of 2019 elections.

10:28, 16 December 2017 Saturday

South Africa s ruling ANC meets to elect new leaders

President Jacob Zuma, 75, will step down from ANC helm this weekend after serving as party leader for 2 terms

14:53, 14 December 2017 Thursday

S African leader to appeal ruling on prosecutions boss

Court decision grants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa powers to appoint new national director of public prosecutions

13:58, 12 December 2017 Tuesday

South Africa 300 displaced by lakeside tornado

Some 50 injuries but no deaths yet, with some homes completely destroyed, and officials accessing extent of damage

12:47, 04 December 2017 Monday

S African Muslims demand prayer room in hospital

'We are ready to furnish and maintain our own facility if we are given space,' social activist says  

09:58, 16 November 2017 Thursday

S African regional bloc meets to discuss Zimbabwe

Meeting is currently underway in Botswana  

12:36, 14 November 2017 Tuesday

Commission urges S Africa to boost education funding

Commission of inquiry established following massive student protests calling for free education

12:24, 07 November 2017 Tuesday

South Africa s ruling party 'split' ahead of party vote

ANC spokesman denies divisions within the party, which has ruled since end of apartheid  

17:16, 17 October 2017 Tuesday

South African president reshuffles cabinet again

Second reshuffle in 12 months sees currency fall 0.5 pct against US dollar

11:57, 13 October 2017 Friday

S Africa court clears way for Zuma graft prosecution

Zuma had lodged a challenge at the court in Bloemfontein after a lower court decided in 2016 to reinstate the charges that were previously discontinued by prosecutors.

17:06, 03 October 2017 Tuesday

South Africa Zimbabwe vow to enhance bilateral ties

South African president meets his Zimbabwean counterpart in capital Pretoria  

17:23, 27 September 2017 Wednesday

Thousands march against president in South Africa

Workers demand Zuma's resignation as they protested against corruption and unemployment  

17:24, 23 August 2017 Wednesday

S Africa's first online rhino horn auction opens

The three-day selloff, organised by the owner of the world's largest rhino farm, kicked off after a last-minute legal tussle pushed its start back two days.

13:38, 15 August 2017 Tuesday

Call for trial of South African police over mine deaths

Police shot dead 34 striking demonstrators in 2012 but no prosecutions to date, Amnesty International says  

16:16, 10 August 2017 Thursday

S Africa deputy minister in court on assault charges

Higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana "appeared in court after handing himself to the police this morning," Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters.

15:51, 08 August 2017 Tuesday

S Africans protest call for removal of President Zuma

Nationwide protest comes hours before no confidence vote in parliament  

17:52, 07 August 2017 Monday

S Africa's Zuma faces secret vote on no-confidence motion

The vote, scheduled for Tuesday, has become a test of African National Congress (ANC) unity as senior party figures have been increasingly critical of their leader, but it is unlikely to succeed in toppling Zuma.

16:29, 03 August 2017 Thursday

S African kidnapped in Mali released after 6 years

Stephen McGowan was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in 2011 

14:10, 01 August 2017 Tuesday

S Africa's economy under pressure says Zuma

Continent's most advanced economy slipped into recession in June amid contracting economy 

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