A close-knit community has rallied around the murdered model Reeva Steenkamp’s family to give them time to heal.
Civil war looms after rebels spurn a proposal to end the violence raging across South Sudan.
Refugees at the Bangui airport camp gained some respite in the form of food, buckets and tarpaulins after supplies were cut off for three weeks.
The ANC has been accused of pettiness for excluding retired archbishop Desmond Tutu from Nelson Mandela's funeral in the Eastern Cape.
Graça Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela were at the bedside of former president Nelson Mandela when he died, says family friend Bantu Holomisa.
Officials and eyewitnesses recount the militant Muslim fundamentalist group's audacious attack on a military base, which left many killed and injured.
The war-ravaged country has been referred to as the worst crisis most people have never heard of.
Former SA president Thabo Mbeki says his country was asked by the UK for help with a military plan to remove Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.
A petition has been set up to bar US TV presenter Melissa Bachman from returning to South Africa after participating in a legal hunt.
The precious stones do fuel corruption, but the real crisis in the country is political, writes David Smith.