The strike of 1.3 million South African government workers about salary levels shows the limits of union support for the ANC alliance and President Zuma.
The African National Congress (ANC) appears adamant about a new media appeals tribunal. The media are just as adamant that the tribunal is an attempt to muzzle critical reporting.
Security guards ejected South Africa media professionals from a meeting of the ANC Youth League on Thursday, another sign of the African National Congress's increasing discomfort with a free press.
Youth League leaders from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party urged their counterparts in South Africa's ruling party to seize land and mines from minority white farmers to 'correct past imbalances.'
During a South Africa-China trade meeting in Beijing this week, President Jacob Zuma encouraged China to invest in South Africa's infrastructure so the country can boost its commodities processing capacity.
At South Africa's conservative Stellenbosch University, social-networking sites have lit up with comment since the student newspaper published a photo of a gay couple participating in a heterosexual 'kiss-a-thon.'
An ongoing national South Africa strike by government workers was calmer on Friday, after violent protests flared earlier in the week. Many schools remain closed and some hospitals are turning patients away.
The United States has joined those questioning proposed changes to South Africa's media laws, including a media tribunal and information bill that critics call 'draconian.'
More than 1.3 million government nurses, teachers, and office workers went on strike in South Africa on Wednesday, pushing for higher wages.
The 'dirty stones' - uncut diamonds - that model Naomi Campbell indicated she may have received from Liberian strongman Charles Taylor, now on trial for war-crimes at The Hague, were handed over to authorities by a man affiliated with a charity established by former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Zimbabwe has banned genetically modified chicken from South Africa amid complaints that producers there are flooding the Zimbabwe market. But South African producers say there's no such thing as GMO chicken.
South Africa officials and citizens see the 15-year sentence handed to former police commissioner Jackie Selebi today as a warning for others in government.
More than 900,000 South African government workers will go on strike starting on Aug. 10 to demand an 8.6 percent wage increase.
Migrant leaders are crediting the South African government's quick response for preventing last week's xenophobic violence from mushrooming into something akin to the attacks of 2008 that left more than 60 dead.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress said Tuesday that Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted on war crimes, would be arrested if he came to South Africa.
To combat fake money, South Africa made all bills older than 2005 illegal. Problem is, South African money does not show the year of issue.
With the World Cup final match between Netherlands and Spain tonight, South Africa confounds skeptics who predicted high crime rates and inept management of the World's largest sports event.
Many of South Africa's poorest are spreading rumors that all foreign migrant workers will be chased from their homes or killed after the World Cup. But at a concert this week, South Africa jazz great Hugh Masekela reminded South Africans of the essential humanity of their concept of ubuntu.