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Ousted Jacob Zuma poses problems for new president

Three months ago, Jacob Zuma was ousted as president of South Africa, in a humiliating end to his nine-year rule.

South Africa under pressure to keep backing Morocco’s World Cup bid

African football’s leadership will attempt on Wednesday to persuade South Africa to keep backing Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup, officials said on Tuesday.

118 Nigerians murdered in South Africa in two years

The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to rise, with two South Africa-based Nigerians being the latest victims.

Mega match-ups as CAF Champions League groups kick off

The 2018 CAF Champions League group phase kicks off this weekend with mega matches in Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa among the eight fixtures.

Nigerian Mission protests burning of national in South Africa

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa has written a letter of protest to the South African authority over the killing of another Nigerian, Mr. Clement Nwaogu, in Rustenburg, South Africa.

Presidency condemns burning to death of Nigerian by mob in South Africa

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri–Erewa, on Monday described the killing of Clement Nwaogu, another Nigerian in Rustenburg, South Africa, as unfortunate.

South Africa: No pardon for Olympian Oscar Pistorius

Olympian Oscar Pistorius has not been pardoned by the president of South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend, contrary to an online report shared on social media.

South African policeman allegedly shoots dead Nigerian man

The Nigerian community in South Africa has reported the extra-judicial killing of a Nigerian man in that country.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa travels economy class

President Cyril Ramaphosa has stunned South Africans as he was spotted travelling to Durban in economy class.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa warns against land invasions

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that land grabs would not be tolerated as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) moves to change the Constitution to expropriate property without compensation.

2019: South Africa firebrand Julius Malema launches bid for presidency

Radical South African opposition leader Julius Malema launched on Sunday his campaign to be elected president in 2019 by aggressively distancing his party from a one-time coalition partner.

South Africa listeriosis outbreak toll hits 180

South African health officials said on Sunday that listeriosis has killed 180 people since the start of last year and originated at a food factory in the country's northeast.

Lion kills woman at private game lodge

A 22-year-old woman was mauled to death by a lion on Tuesday at a private game lodge close to South Africa’s capital Pretoria, local media reported.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa set to announce reshuffle

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took office 11 days ago, was due to reshuffle his government Monday, according to an official statement, as he draws a line under his graft-tainted predecessor Jacob Zuma.

South Africa suffers world’s largest outbreak of listeria, 172 dead

Listeriosis in South Africa has killed 172 people since the start of last year, officials said Thursday, as the country struggles to contain the world’s largest reported outbreak of the disease.

Cyril Ramaphosa promises ‘not to disappoint people of South Africa’

Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa said he would work hard “not to disappoint the people of South Africa”.

Jacob Zuma’s son on the run as police hunts for him

The South African elite police have swooped on the Johannesburg mansion hunting for Duduzane, the son of former President Jacob Zuma.

South Africa police raid house of Jacob Zuma’s allies in graft probe

South African police Wednesday raided the Johannesburg home of the business family accused of overseeing government corruption under President Jacob Zuma, who has been ordered to resign by his party.

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