Vice-president Guy Scott can influence who takes over, but factions riddle Zambia's ruling party.
The opposition alleges Zambian President Michael Sata is too ill to manage affairs of state properly.
From Frans Cronje to Pumla Gbodo-Madikizela, four authors shared what their new books are about during a panel discussion at this year's festival.
The presidency has released a statement denying that Jacob Zuma played any role in the controversial appointment of SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
General Solly Shoke, Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang and Secretary for Defence Sam Gulube have been found in contempt of court.
President Jacob Zuma will resume public engagements next week after a period of rest, according to the presidency.
The Bassline Africa Day concert features top South African acts performing alongside some of the continent's most celebrated new talent.
Penny Busetto's struggle to reconcile with South Africa's past is embodied in Anna P, whose unconscious trauma dominates her actions.
A criminal gang has been covertly targeting the M&G's online readers with a sophisticated security scam. Help us ensure they don't succeed.
The Mail & Guardian's resident forecasters put on their turbans and consulted their astral almanacs to predict what the year ahead holds.