South Africa

South Africa's ruling ANC takes lead as vote counting continues

President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC party set to maintain its majority despite opposition gains, early results show.

South Africa's ruling ANC takes lead as vote counting continues

Africa

South Africa elections: ANC faces tough electoral test

The ANC is competing against 47 other parties to win the election, the highest number ever.

Africa

South Africa votes as ruling ANC seeks to reverse sliding support

More than 26 million South Africans registered to cast their ballot in the polls, expected to be won by the ruling ANC.

South Africa votes as ruling ANC seeks to reverse sliding support

Inside Story

Will South Africans vote for ANC?

Ruling African National Congress says it's confident it will retain majority in parliament ahead of the Wednesday vote.

South Africa

Weekend rallies mark final push before crucial South Africa vote

Forty-eight parties will appear on South Africa's national ballot on Wednesday, 19 more than those registered in 2014.

Weekend rallies mark final push before crucial South Africa vote

Opinion

Voting and loathing in South Africa

The general election is approaching in South Africa, so let's blame everything on migrants.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Africa

South Africans march against 'jobs bloodbath'

Workers march in cities nationwide to demand an end to all job cuts.

South Africa

S Africa's apartheid-era Foreign Minister Botha dies

Botha's long career straddled both the apartheid era and Mandela's government, his death provoked mix reactions.

South Africa's apartheid-era Foreign Minister Botha dies

Opinion

South Africa's Ramaphosa: From comrade to businessman

The political career of South Africa's president illustrates exactly what went wrong with the ANC-led transition.

Brian Kamanzi

by Brian Kamanzi

Brian Kamanzi

The Listening Post

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Her life and death in the media

As the country mourned the death of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, the media went to work characterising her life.

South Africa

Ramaphosa cuts short UK trip over violent protests

The South African president returned home a day early after violent clashes broke out in North West province.

S Africa's Ramaphosa cuts short UK trip over violent protests

People & Power

South Africa Corruption Inc

Investigating a major scandal that exposes the corrupt relationship between business and politics in South Africa.

South Africa

South Africa's Zuma to be charged with corruption

Charges announced by chief prosecutor against former president concern a $2.5bn arms deal made in the 1990s.

Ex-South Africa leader Jacob Zuma to face corruption charges

UpFront

Can South Africa stop cycles of corruption?

We ask former anti-corruption tsar Thuli Madonsela about her investigations of Jacob Zuma and the future of the ANC.

Can South Africa stop cycles of corruption?

UpFront

The Puerto Rican mayor who challenged Trump

We ask Mayor Carmen Cruz about conditions in Puerto Rico, and Thuli Madonsela weighs in on corruption in South Africa.

The Puerto Rican mayor who challenged Trump