The remains of two youths were exhumed nearly 25 years after they went missing in a disappearance linked to Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie.
Runaway fires have savaged South Africa's scenic winelands, stoked by "perfect conditions" of strong winds and hot weather.
Residents of Carnarvon hope the hosting of the world's most powerful radio telescope could inspire SA's grooming of the world's future scientists.
Pollsmoor Prison has provided South Africa's first unit dedicated to ensuring babies in lock-up are not punished for their mothers' crimes.
Malawi may have a new president, but its old problems remain, and Joyce Banda is under pressure to tackle currency and fuel shortages without delay.
From solar-powered lights to televisions that can withstand power surges, electronics mega-firms are wooing African consumers.
The funeral of a gem dealer has revealed the illicit trade of diamonds in Zimbabwe has gone underground and may be propping up Zanu-PF cronies.
South Africa's rampant unemployment and sluggish economy loom over President Jacob Zuma as he prepares to deliver his State of the Nation address.
African leaders have hailed the ANC in centenary celebrations for the continent's oldest liberation movement which inspired regional freedom battles.
Anglo American has been sued on two continents by miners wanting to be paid out after falling ill due to exposure to dangerous levels of dust.