South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa unwittingly fell for an old trick used to discredit politicians.
Instead of ignoring his accusers, South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa entertained them, tried to silence them through court, and then revealed a long-past affair of little interest.
The leaders of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa alliance.
The sub-imperial formation called BRICS, which pretends to be a progressive global force could be divided by a series of crises.
Barack Obama on a 2013 visit to South Africa.
Barack Obama may have chosen Mandela's words for his tweet precisely because they offered some distance from the political space in the US.
South Africa has been rocked by a legal battle between the country’s Public Protector and Reserve Bank.
South Africa's Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country's central bank.
Members from a local church mourn near a site where miners were killed during clashes at the Marikana mine in 2012.
It is five years since the Marikana massacre in South Africa - a related musical unfortunately contributes to the amnesia about the traumatic incident.
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, leads a campaign to clean up the city streets.
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Are different ways of governing emerging from South Africa's cities governed by opposition coalitions?
The Warhol exhibition inspired thousands of selfies at the opening.
The Andy Warhol exhibition embodies so many of the contradictions, complications and conflicts in both art and society in contemporary South Africa.
Moschops are fighting using their ornamented head as a weapon.
(Artwork by Alex Bernardini, SimplexPaleo)
The Moschops fossil was discovered in South Africa in 1911 and a new study of a complete skull shows how its dense braincase protected the brain and sense organs during head-to-head combat.
The motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma displayed tension between party and conscience.
The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
South African President Jacob Zuma with Parliament’s Speaker Baleka Mbete.
Even if President Zuma wins the no confidence vote, the consequences for the ruling ANC are dire. A loss would see it further divided and weakened ahead of the 2019 elections.
Including different populations in genetic research studies can provide more varied results.
There is value in including different populations in genetic research studies as has been shown in a study on exfoliation syndrome, which leads to glaucoma.
The offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State has damaged thousands of structures in the historic Old City.
The West needs to push for local action against Islamic State's reign of terror in the Middle East. States in the region must find solutions to the conflicts to bring peace and stability.
‘Radical economic transformation’ in South Africa needs to move beyond rhetoric.
South Africa's governing ANC has always seen economic growth as the driving force for change. This was wishful thinking as the damage done by apartheid will take far more to undo.
The Mendi shown here in pre-war days in use as a mail ship.
Courtesy of the John Gribble Collection
What might be the purpose of historical fiction? Perhaps to the humble and subtle to recognise and pay tribute to lives that came before us.
If not treated properly, hypertension can lead to strokes, heart attacks or kidney failure.
Although hypertension can easily be detected in Africa, up to half of the population are unaware of their condition.
The skeleton of a therapsid dicynodont
Climate was the main factor that triggered the evolution of warm-bloodedness in mammals and the subsequent mammalian evolutionary success.
Le port et la rade de Lorient, aquarelle anonyme, vers 1800. Parti de Lorient il y a trois siècles, François Renier Duminy a transmis à sa descendance en Afrique du Sud une affection héréditaire de la peau.
Musée de la Compagnie des Indes
L’érythème kératolytique hivernal, maladie de peau affectant les mains et les pieds, est plus répandue en Afrique du Sud qu’ailleurs. Les personnes touchées descendent toutes d’un marin français.
South Africa’s Karoo has shale gas and could be the location for fracking exploration.
South Africa has been considering shale gas development in the Karoo region. The gas, will be expensive to explore and extract, will be used as part of the country's energy mix.
Stable food prices are a central issue for South Africa’s Reserve Bank. But should it be doing more to protect the poor?
There's a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
Protesters expressing their view of President Jacob Zuma’s government ahead of the ANC National Policy Conference.
The policy conference of South Africa's governing ANC will be remembered for a party in disarray, plagued with internal dissent.