The country's Justice Minister, Michael Masutha, says the court's obligations are no consistent with legislation granting diplomatic immunity to sitting leaders.
The leaders of the so-called Brics nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are meeting in the Indian beach resort of Goa.
The crisis in South African higher education shows no sign of abating as clashes once again erupt between police and students.
Violent clashes have erupted between students and police officers in South Africa.
Police and students have engaged in running battles at Wits University in Johannesburg.
The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner is backing assisted dying for terminally ill people, which is opposed by his own Anglican church.
Protesters and police clash as demonstrations over tuition fee increases at Wits University escalate.
Tensions were running high at South Africa’s Rhodes University on Wednesday (September 28) as police and students scuffled during a demonstration over tuition…
A surge in elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is the backdrop to the latest meeting of CITES – the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in…
Rescuers are working to recover a group of illegal miners who became trapped in a South African gold mine last Wednesday (September 7).
A South African court has dismissed an appeal to increase Oscar Pistorius’ six-year murder sentence by state prosecutors.
Prison officials say the former track star denied he tried to commit suicide by cutting his wrists.
Matters have gone from bad to worse for the African National Congress.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has been dealt a huge blow in municipal elections.
South Africa’s ruling ANC party seems on track for its worst electoral performance in two decades at the helm.
South African are voting with the ruling African National Congress party in fear of losing power for the first time since apartheid ended 22 years ago.
A remarkable take on Verdi’s Macbeth has opened at the Athens Festival.
Protesters in South Africa burned buses and trucks, barricaded roads and looted shops in townships in an impoverished district of Pretoria, in a dispute over the ruling party’s candidate for local…
Seen by many as a desperate last bid for leniency for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic legs and hobbled in…
Bantu was an educational system designed in 1948 (same year the first white elections were held) primarily to ‘train and fit’ Africans for their role in the newly evolving apartheid society.
A psychologist has said South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is a ‘‘broken’‘ man who should be hospitalised rather than go to jail.
Nearly 300 South African firefighters touched down at an airport in Alberta, Canada, yesterday (30 May) to help battle the huge ‘Fort McMurray’
Punches were thrown as opposition MPs staged a parliamentary protest against President Jacob Zuma. Members of the ultra-left Economic Freedom
Up to half a million gold miners have been given the go-ahead to launch class action lawsuits after contracting fatal lung diseases underground. The
More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia have been flown back Africa to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary
South Africa’s High Court has ordered a review of a decision in 2009 to drop nearly 800 corruption charges against Jacob Zuma, saying the move that
Beating off bears or bringing the secrets of the universe into primary schools; just two of the challenges astronomers face when passing on their knowledge to the next generation of stargazers.
Allister Coetzee has been appointed the new head coach of South Africa’s national rugby team. At the helm, the 52-year old succeeds Heyneke Meyer
South Africa's scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma has survived an impeachment vote