The Southern African Development Community will not call on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to cede power. But by insisting on fair elections, it may push Mugabe into a corner nonetheless.
With the Obama administration facing Republican pressure to cut the budget, the government's $50 billion overseas programs could be on the table.
The ANC's parliamentary committee has opted to vote clause-by-clause on the Protection of Information bill, which many believe would criminalize investigative journalism. Will citizens' right to know be compromised?
Proponents of Wal-Mart's $2.37 billion move to acquire South Africa's Massmart say it will bring needed jobs. Opponents worry about a flood of Chinese goods. Will South Africa approve the bid?
The ANC retained a majority, but a smaller one compared to 2006. The opposition Democratic Alliance made big inroads, particularly with non-white voters. Is South Africa creeping toward true multiparty democracy?
In the fourth municipal elections since the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africans voters say they are disappointed with politics in general.
A reporter visits South Africa along with a copy of 'The Bang-Bang Club,' a book by war photographers that was recently turned into a movie, and contemplates the difference between covering conflict and living through it.
Failure to deliver basic services has debased the once-vaunted party of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) may lose some municipalities in Wednesday's local elections.
Black South Africans cast their first votes as full citizens in 1994. How far has the country come?