Opposition members had sought judicial permission for lawmakers to cast secret ballots against the president's leadership.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma four-year term as chairperson of the AU has ended. She will not be missed by many and leaves a profoundly divided AU behind her
Once again South Africa's facing the challenge of a compromised relationship between church and state. Is Nelson Mandela inadvertently responsible?
EFF chief: SA wouldn’t be like Zimbabwe if blacks repossessed land. “You’re poor without anything. Zimbabweans are poor but they’ve got land”.
After the drawn-out manoeuvring, it might come down to this; who will be sitting in the chair in front of Mugabe when his head drops on the table?
S. Africa threatens to quit ICC over Bashir, as opposition says it was a 'crime' to let Sudan leader escape
Radical party said former US president Bush, British PM Blair should be arrested for Iraq war crimes, and Israeli leaders too should be prosecuted.
South Africans lose ANC faith as opposition targets voters and ‘white party’ picks first black leader
The 103-year-old party won with 69.7% in 1994, but slid to 62.2% in 2014. Disillusioned voters could punish it heavily in 2019.
ROGUES CORNER: A future South Africa could break up, and have possibly two 'independent' white states
One outcome of the xenophobia in South Africa is that Namibia is now a more interesting case of a “post-racial” African society.
S. Africa’s problem? A ‘cappuccino economy - white cream over a large black mass, with some chocolate sprinkled on top’
Inequality is worse today than in 1994 at apartheid’s end, and poverty rates remain stubbornly high.
Parties marked by intolerance, inclination to resort to violence, narrow membership bases, and dependence on individual leaders or cliques of leaders.
Union says COSATU had achieved what the apartheid regime failed to do - destroy a federation that has been both a shield and a spear for the workers
While the country and the ruling party have made serious progress since the end of apartheid, significant challenges lurk.