South Africa's top court upholds ex-leader Jacob Zuma's sentence
A majority of justices accused former President Jacob Zuma of "litigious skullduggery" for seeking to get rid of his prison sentence. His imprisonment triggered the worst unrest of South Africa's post-apartheid era.
Cold front causes rare snowfall in South Africa
People enjoy the snow after unusually heavy snowfalls in the mountains and highlands close to the town of Ceres, about 180km from Cape Town.
South Africa detects new coronavirus variant, C.1.2
South African researchers are keeping a close eye on the infection rates of a new coronavirus variant, C.1.2. It is only present at low levels in the country, but its mutations are similar to hyper-transmissible strains such as Delta. Also, three months after the Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in DR Congo, thousands are still stranded in makeshift shelters, struggling to find enough food and clean drinking water.
South Africa's mountain farmers cash in on truffle bet
Only shrubs grew naturally in the sandy acid soil that farmer Volker Miros chose as a site to test the potential for truffle production in South Africa. After years of trial and error, today Miros is a pioneer of South Africa's budding truffle cultivation industry.
South Africa: Nature’s ocean spectacle
An unusual movement of fish sparks a frenzy among anglers in South Africa. Once a year, millions of sardines swim along the country's east coast – followed by birds, seals, sharks and fishermen. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch reports from Park Rynie.
South Africa's ANC split over 'state capture' probe
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says the ruling ANC should have done more to fight graft during Zuma's presidency. Ramaphosa was testifying in a probe on how the Gupta family was able to 'capture the state.'
How King Goodwill Zwelithini's reign transformed South Africa
The controversial but revered king of South Africa's Zulu people is to be buried this evening. During his long reign, he accumulated power far beyond his ceremonial role. But not without stepping on a few toes.
5 Notable things about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
As the world continues to battle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts and several pharmaceutical companies have come up with vaccines to reduce the effects. Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has given a significant boost to the global fight and here are five key things to know about the controversial vaccine.