Nelson Mandela turns 94 on Wednesday, but is unlikely to attend celebrations as the frail icon has increasingly vanished from the public eye.
Soweto's first outdoor gym has caught on with many residents who are determined to lose their flab without signing expensive gym contracts.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu coined the term in 1994, but 18 years on, the "rainbow nation" is battling entrenched social and economic divisions.
Officials have brokered closed-door talks between workers and management of Lonmin's mine to end a strike where violence has killed 44 people.
Bangladeshi immigrant Hashim Abdullah peers behind the thick iron bars of the security barrier between himself and his customers.
Like many rural areas in the country, running water in Tshiavha village is scarce, but school-based fog harvesting nets have brought some relief.
Athlete Oscar Pistorius will be back in court for a pre-trial hearing that is expected to be adjourned as detectives continue their investigations.
Almost half a century ago, Nelson Mandela walked 20 paces from the kitchen of his hideout north of Johannesburg and dug a pit and buried a pistol.
A sobering World Bank report has found that poor South African kids are unlikely to escape poverty due to persistent social and economic inequalities.
A bid to have Venda's Lake Fundudzi declared a heritage site has been met by suspicion by locals who want to shield the mystical site from outsiders.