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16:56, 19 June 2018 Tuesday
South Africa
17:06, 23 May 2018 Wednesday

S African provincial PM resigns over corruption claims

Supra Mahumapelo, 49, announces his resignation at ruling African National Congress headquarters in Johannesburg

22:16, 20 May 2018 Sunday

Ramaphosa says national unity depends on land reform

Ramaphosa told the gathering in the Johannesburg suburb of Boksburg there was a need "to undo a grave historical injustice" that he has vowed to get to grips with since taking over from Jacob Zuma three months ago.

11:21, 11 May 2018 Friday

One killed in South Africa mosque attack

Unknown assailants stabbed 3 people at mosque in KwaZulu-Natal province

11:17, 05 May 2018 Saturday

Four South African miners die following earthquake

10 of 13 miners who were trapped have been freed and 6 are in hospital, with 2 still unaccounted for, says company

17:45, 03 May 2018 Thursday

S Africa miners reach landmark silicosis settlement

The settlement will cover those who worked for the mining giants between March 1965 and the present day and will reportedly benefit up to 100,000 former mine workers or their dependents.

13:28, 23 April 2018 Monday

Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S Africa in July

Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak at the lecture marking 100 years since the anti-apartheid icon was born.

11:37, 23 April 2018 Monday

South Africans stranded broke as bus strike continues

Bus drivers on strike seeking raise of 9.5 pct, but their employers are balking  

18:25, 09 April 2018 Monday

Top S Africa court ends Pistorius's final appeal bid

The former Paralympic athlete, 31, had asked the Constitutional Court to review the jail term, which was increased to 13 years in November.

14:47, 06 April 2018 Friday

S Africa's Zuma appears in court over graft charges

Zuma, 75, smiled broadly and gave a thumbs-up as he walked into the Durban High Court building to take his seat in the dock just seven weeks after he was forced to resign from office.

09:40, 24 March 2018 Saturday

Moody's affirms South Africa rating outlook stable

Outlook changed to stable from negative due to "pursuing an effective set of reforms and policies," agency says

11:21, 20 March 2018 Tuesday

New S African president suspends tax chief

In a statement released late Monday, Ramaphosa announced that Tom Moyane had refused to resign as the South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner and had then been suspended.

15:31, 16 March 2018 Friday

S Africa to say if ex-leader Zuma will face prosecution

National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams is expected to announce his decision at 1230 GMT at the prosecuting authority's head office in Pretoria, but whatever the decision it is expected to spark a firestorm of opposition.

04:37, 14 March 2018 Wednesday

S Africa Opposition blasts land expropriation bill

Proposed land expropriation bill would allow government to seize land without compensation  

15:11, 05 March 2018 Monday

S Africa recalls meat products after listeria outbreak

South Africa has experienced worst outbreak of Listeriosis in history with 180 deaths recorded

13:54, 27 February 2018 Tuesday

Gaddafi's former chief of staff shot in S Africa

Bashir Saleh, former aide to late Libyan strongman, reportedly survives attack by 5 men en route to his home

17:51, 26 February 2018 Monday

S Africa awaits Zuma graft decision due next month

Zuma faces the risk of jail over 18 criminal charges linked to 783 payments totalling four million rands ($345,000) that he allegedly received in connection with arms deals before he became president.

12:29, 21 February 2018 Wednesday

Five policemen soldier die in attack on station in S

7 officers survive deadly overnight attack on police station, with perpetrators being tracked down

10:09, 21 February 2018 Wednesday

S Africa concerned over jailing of Palestinian minors

We reiterate our call to Israeli government to engage in meaningful dialogue with Palestinian leaders, says president

13:27, 17 February 2018 Saturday

South Africa s new president vows to fight corruption

Ramaphosa also pledges to create jobs for youth and woo investors to country in first state of nation address in parliament

15:21, 16 February 2018 Friday

S Africa new president to stamp his mark in key

The State of the Nation address is an annual mix of political pageantry and policy announcements, but the flagship event was postponed last week as Zuma battled to stay in office.

16:52, 15 February 2018 Thursday

South Africa elects Ramaphosa as new president

Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, was elected unopposed a day after Jacob Zuma resigned

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