Julius Malema, who is challenging ANC incumbent Jacob Zuma in the May 7 vote, tapped into anger over the shooting of striking Marikana miners in 2012 to launch his Economic Freedom Fighters party.
A 444 page report details $23 million in public funds spent on Mr. Zuma's home security; a swimming pool is described as fire fighting equipment. National elections are coming in May.
In a week where Pretoria and Kigali have expelled nine diplomats between them, there is suspicion that Pretoria might expel Rwanda's ambassador.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a call to finish the work Nelson Mandela began, the plight of the working homeless, a look at a new wave of Islamic feminists, how parent mentoring helps school children, and how squishy robots can help disaster aid efforts.
The handshake between Presidents Obama and Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial in South Africa didn't cause much of a stir in Cuba. Here's why.
Oscar Pistorius, the South African runner, was formally charged with the Valentine's Day murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Russians, Chinese, Brazilians, and others are traveling abroad as never before as the world's growing middle classes get itchy feet.