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South Africa birthday party shooting: Eight killed in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape

Unidentified gunmen “randomly shot at guests” as they danced in a house party, police say.

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South Africa to send 12 cheetahs a year to India

Asian cheetahs became extinct in India in the 1940s because of excessive hunting and loss of habitat.

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South Africa’s apartheid-era police minister Adriaan Vlok dies

Adriaan Vlok gave police orders to kill a cleric and later washed his feet to seek redemption.

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Cristiano Ronaldo mistakenly says South Africa instead of Saudi Arabia

The footballer mistakenly says he is in South Africa as he is unveiled as Al Nassr’s star signing.

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Cyril Ramaphosa: How Arthur Fraser landed South Africa’s president in trouble

The allegations against South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa could be straight out of a John le Carré novel.

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Cyril Ramaphosa: Damning report raises tough questions for South Africa’s leader

South Africa’s president came to power vowing to fight corruption but now has his own case to answer.

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South Africa turns to solar to help stop power cuts

The government is backing solar energy to help solve the continuing problem of power shortages.

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South Africa pit bull attacks: ‘We can’t live in a world where dogs eat children’

Anger mounts after the killing of children, including Keketso Saule, by pit bulls in South Africa.

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‘I wouldn’t leave South Africa, I have a kid here’

South African software developers discuss what it means to them to do business in the country.

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Zulu coronation: King Misuzulu crowned in historic South Africa ceremony

The coronation of King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini is a watershed moment in South Africa.

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Ukraine war: South Africa row over Russian superyacht’s arrival

The government insists an oligarch’s luxury yacht can dock, but Cape Town’s mayor wants to block it.

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Giraffe kills toddler in South Africa game park

Giraffes are not usually aggressive except when females are protecting their calves.

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Queen Elizabeth’s death stirs South Africa’s colonial memories

While some mourn the monarch many in South Africa see her as a symbol of colonial exploitation.

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Inside Amapiano, the new sound of South Africa

In Zulu, Amapiano literally means “the pianos” and it’s a blend of house, kwaito, jazz, and lounge music.

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New Zulu king crowned in South Africa

Thousands gather for the traditional Zulu coronation, which saw Misuzulu ka Zwelithini become king.

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Zulu King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini crowned in South Africa

Misuzulu ka Zwelithini takes the throne in spite of some relatives and royals launching legal challenges.

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South Africa sex crime: Authorities charge seven over gang rape

The case is connected to an attack on eight women filming a music video at an abandoned mine.

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South Africa sex crime: ‘We want our bodies to be secure 24/7’

As the country reels from news of a gang rape, the victims demand security over their bodies.

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Migrants targeted in South Africa after gang rape outrage

A mob sets fire to homes a week after migrants are accused of raping eight women.

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South Africa’s clean President Ramaphosa faces his own scandal

Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced corruption-tainted Jacob Zuma, is dealing with allegations against him.

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South Africa gun crime: ‘Every night there are bullets’

A recent spate of tavern shootings in South Africa has brought into focus how unsafe some places are.

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Durban riots: South Africa still bears the scars one year on

More than 300 people died in what the president called an “insurrection”, but what has changed?

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The Aids activists who took on big pharma in South Africa

The fight for affordable HIV/Aids treatment

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South Africa electricity crisis: No power for up to six hours

In what is described as the biggest ever power crisis, there are blackouts of up to six hours a day.

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South Africa police try to unravel mystery of tavern deaths

Most of the 21 who died in the sudden and unexplained incident were teenagers, the police minister says.

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Cyril Ramaphosa: Arthur Fraser accuses South Africa president of kidnapping and bribery

President Cyril Ramaphosa says claims he acted illegally over an alleged burglary have no basis.

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The dangerous world of illegal mining in South Africa

BBC Africa Eye meets the migrants who risk everything to go deep underground in South Africa’s abandoned gold mines.

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South Africa kidnapping: ‘I survived but part of me died that day’

South Africa has one of the highest rates of kidnapping in the world, as Lesego Tau’s ordeal shows.

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KwaZulu-Natal floods: South Africa army to send 10,000 troops

A national state of disaster is declared after the devastation in KwaZulu-Natal province last week.

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South Africa flooding: ‘I had thought my house was safe’

Torrential floods have killed nearly 400 people in South Africa, with more rain forecast.