An internal report has revealed that ANC voters believe the party is performing poorly in combating crime and corruption, and in creating jobs.
The state-owned firm's nuclear ambassador, Professor Vladimir Artisyuk, is in South Africa to sing the praises of Russia's nuclear technology.
The left-wing Podemos party neglected the 'indignados' and faces stagnant elections.
SA holds the rhino's fate in its hands, but will it become a hero of conservation or a pariah?
The police and army's Operation Fiela is only fuelling xenophobia, say NGOs and visitors from nearby countries.
Given the faction-ridden nature of South African politics and the deep divisions in the ANC a further turn of the wheel is quite conceivable.
Nanotechnology has made it possible for even poorer countries to stake a claim in space.
Nick Davies uncovers the story of "the man in the green blanket", who died trying to broker peace, and reveals the complicity of the powers that be.
And they should be able to do so without being thought of as sex fiends or nymphomaniacs.