South Africa

What South Africa can tell us about the future of Covid
A man in Johannesburg receives a testing swab for Covid
Getting to grips with . . .

What South Africa can tell us about the future of Covid

Cases are rising again as new sub-variants emerge
4 May 2022
Do falling Omicron cases in South Africa offer hope to other countries?
Healthcare workers wearing PPE in Johannesburg, South Africa
In Depth

Do falling Omicron cases in South Africa offer hope to other countries?

Hospitalisations down sharply after cases spiked following arrival of new Covid variant
21 Dec 2021
What has the UK learned about Omicron from South Africa?
Possible Covid-19 patient at Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Today’s big question

What has the UK learned about Omicron from South Africa?

Early data suggests the new Covid-19 variant may be milder with fewer hospitalised patients requiring oxygen
7 Dec 2021
Where did Omicron come from?
Omicron
Today’s big question

Where did Omicron come from?

Some experts believe the variant may have hidden and evolved in an immunosuppressed patient’s body
2 Dec 2021
Scientists monitoring new Delta variant with ‘horrific spike profile’
Covid-19 ward of a South African hospital
Why we’re talking about . . .

Scientists monitoring new Delta variant with ‘horrific spike profile’

Experts show ‘concern’ over B.1.1.529 variant seen in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong
25 Nov 2021
‘FW de Klerk should be given considerable credit for the end of apartheid’
FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela
Instant Opinion

‘FW de Klerk should be given considerable credit for the end of apartheid’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
12 Nov 2021
Everything you need to know about the South Africa riots
A police officer stands over a suspected looter in Soweto, Johannesburg
In Depth

Everything you need to know about the South Africa riots

Jacob Zuma’s ‘private spy’ prime suspect in investigation into deadly civil unrest
14 Jul 2021

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Jacob Zuma’s corruption and fraud trial
Jacob Zuma
Getting to grips with . . .

Jacob Zuma’s corruption and fraud trial

Former South African president pleads not guilty to 18 charges linked to arms deal
27 May 2021
Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’
Pastor Christ Penelope
Tall Tales

Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Apr 2021
How South Africa is dealing with its new Covid strain
Paramedics push a man into an ambulance in Pretoria, South Africa.
Getting to grips with . . .

How South Africa is dealing with its new Covid strain

Younger and sicker patients flooded hospitals as variant drove second wave
17 Feb 2021
Why South Africa has stopped using the Oxford vaccine
South African Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine trialists wait to receive their jab in Soweto
Getting to grips with . . .

Why South Africa has stopped using the Oxford vaccine

Rollout of jab paused amid doubts about effectiveness against new coronavirus variant
8 Feb 2021
Can the South African Covid-19 strain evade vaccines?
A South African woman walks through Durban wearing a mask
Getting to grips with . . .

Can the South African Covid-19 strain evade vaccines?

Scientists fear new mutation may be less susceptible to existing inoculations
2 Feb 2021
Is South Africa heading back into lockdown?
A door-to-door coronavirus testing team in Johannesburg, South Africa
In Depth

Is South Africa heading back into lockdown?

A spike in cases and mixed messages from ministers have led to anger and confusion
7 Jul 2020
Coronavirus alarm bells ring in Africa
A door-to-door coronavirus testing team in Johannesburg, South Africa
In Brief

Coronavirus alarm bells ring in Africa

Rising infection rates and governments in denial stoking fears that health systems will be overwhelmed
15 May 2020
Lesotho scandal: how the PM’s murder charges unfolded
Thomas Thabane, Lesotho, Africa
In Depth

Lesotho scandal: how the PM’s murder charges unfolded

Thomas Thabane is seeking immunity over killing of estranged wife
28 Feb 2020
Joe Biden drops claims about meeting Nelson Mandela
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In Depth

Joe Biden drops claims about meeting Nelson Mandela

Presidential candidate’s campaign forced to admit that he was not detained in apartheid South Africa
27 Feb 2020
Who is Nkosi Johnson?
Nkosi Johnson
In Depth

Who is Nkosi Johnson?

HIV campaigner who died aged 12 is commemorated by Google Doodle
4 Feb 2020
South Africa crush England to win the Rugby World Cup
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Webb Ellis Cup after the win against England
In Depth

South Africa crush England to win the Rugby World Cup

Rainbow nation celebrates as captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Webb Ellis Cup
2 Nov 2019
RWC final: England vs. South Africa preview and team news
England and South Africa will battle to lift the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan
In Review

RWC final: England vs. South Africa preview and team news

England head coach Eddie Jones and his unchanged team have ‘no fear’ of taking on the physical Springboks
31 Oct 2019
South Africa break Welsh hearts to reach the RWC final
Wales player Aaron Shingler reacts after the semi-final defeat against South Africa
In Depth

South Africa break Welsh hearts to reach the RWC final

Springboks narrowly defeat Wales 19-16 to set up final clash against England
27 Oct 2019
Wales vs. South Africa: preview, starting XVs, predictions
Wales head coach Warren Gatland oversees training at the International Stadium in Yokohama
In Review

Wales vs. South Africa: preview, starting XVs, predictions

Liam Williams is ruled out so Leigh Halfpenny will start at full-back for Wales
25 Oct 2019
RWC: ‘scared’ Wales need to toughen up against South Africa
Ross Moriarty scored the match-winning try for Wales against France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final
In Brief

RWC: ‘scared’ Wales need to toughen up against South Africa

France captain Guilhem Guirado has mocked Wales’s timidity
23 Oct 2019
RWC: Japan vs. South Africa preview, predictions, teams
Japan fans celebrate the ‘Miracle of Brighton’ against South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup
In Review

RWC: Japan vs. South Africa preview, predictions, teams

Can the Brave Blossoms produce another miracle against the Springboks?
18 Oct 2019
Harry and Meghan Markle on tour in Africa - in pictures
harry meghan South Africa dancing
In Review

Harry and Meghan Markle on tour in Africa - in pictures

Photographs of Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their first overseas tour as a family
24 Sep 2019
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Africa tour
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In Depth

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Africa tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex embark on their first overseas family visit
23 Sep 2019
South Africa shaken by xenophobic riots
South Africa
In Depth

South Africa shaken by xenophobic riots

President Ramaphosa condemns anti-immigrant violence that has prompted backlash across the continent
12 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: Have Tories reached the ‘end of the road’?
Conservative
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Have Tories reached the ‘end of the road’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 September
11 Sep 2019
Discover a safari playground in South Africa
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In Review

Discover a safari playground in South Africa

Two very different safari spots offer an unforgettable journey into the South African wild
26 Jun 2019
What does the future hold for the ANC in South Africa?
Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa
In Depth

What does the future hold for the ANC in South Africa?

Cyril Ramaphosa is re-elected president but rise of populism poses a real threat
10 May 2019
South Africa election: polls close in major test for ANC
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In Brief

South Africa election: polls close in major test for ANC

25 years after ANC swept to power, Nelson Mandela’s party faces toughest election yet
9 May 2019
South Africa elections 2019: who will win?
Cyril Ramaphosa
In Depth

South Africa elections 2019: who will win?

President Cyril Ramaphosa is standing against a record number of rival parties
30 Apr 2019
Volunteers fight to save 2,000 drought-hit baby flamingos
Baby Flamingos
In Depth

Volunteers fight to save 2,000 drought-hit baby flamingos

The birds are being hand-reared by volunteers around Cape Town
7 Feb 2019
Sunflower murder: South African farmers found guilty
South Africa murders
In Brief

Sunflower murder: South African farmers found guilty

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte pushed teenager out of moving van for allegedly stealing from their employer’s field
18 Oct 2018
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