Terrorism has fuelled a sharp increase in the number of death sentences imposed on the continent in 2014, reports Amnesty International.
Just over 27-million people - about half of the country - live below the poverty line, according to StatsSA figures released this week.
The places that were deemed so important to national security that they had to be kept secret are now public. See if any of them are on your doorstep.
The scale of last week's attack on the village of Doron Baga in north-eastern Nigeria by Boko Haram Islamist militants has been revealed.
Interactive graphic: Compare the country's schools by their national senior certificate pass rates.
A snapshot of some of the Mail & Guardian's best stories for this week.
We asked readers questions on issues such as homosexuality, crime, HIV and abortion to see how their answers aligned with the positions Madiba took.
We take a closer look at Majuba Power Station and the collapsed coal storage silo which created a crisis for Eskom.
There have been 177 permanent and acting directors general in 45 government departments over the past five years.
In this era of selfies and belfies, plastic surgeons have their work cut out for them. We look at which procedures are popular around the world.
It may be bending the rules, but municipal employees have significant interests in businesses that win government tenders.
There’s nothing wrong with getting a bit of exercise by walking to school, but not when it takes an hour or more to get there.
Besides our neighbours in Zimbabwe, plenty of foreigners have applied for and been granted residence permits to live in this country.
More than 500 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, which means that the number of animals killed is on track to be higher than in 2013
Dagga, tik, nyaope, crack, white pipes or over-the-counter drugs? There are regional variations when it comes to the use of illegal substances.
Colombia's James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the 2014 Fifa World Cup, but who were the other top scorers and which clubs do they play for?
The M&G brings you live results of the 2014 national poll. Find out which party has won in your province, and how your community has voted.
Unions are the biggest protesters, and crime is the reason underlying more protests than service delivery, data collected from municipalities shows.
Murder accused Shrien Dewani has finally arrived back in SA stand trial for the murder of his wife Anni. We take a look at the sequence of events.