South Africa's neighbours are dependent on the union's short-sighted revenue-sharing formula.
We knew you couldn't resist clicking on an EFF headline. In other news, Lesotho heads to the polls - and George Bush loves Africa.
Opposition parties form a coalition government after beating Thomas Thabane in snap elections aimed at bringing stability following a coup bid.
The final results of a vote in Lesotho, called after an alleged coup attempt by the army, show the kingdom is heading for a coalition government.
Prime Minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention took an early lead in Lesotho's snap elections as counting continued on Sunday.
Elections in crisis-hit Lesotho proceeded largely without incident, according to the country's electoral commission, as counting commenced.
Bad reporting in and on the country is poisoning its politics ahead of elections.
Campaigning has been largely peaceful but analysts say tensions are high before the parliamentary vote.
After a deadly shooting earlier this month, the SADC is being criticised for ignoring the cause of Lesotho's crisis: political violence.
Prince Harry’s image of a Lesotho herdsman is as arrogant as any colonial-era portrait, writes Jonathan Jones.
The mountain kingdom needs a robust, confident media to cover events without fear or favour - but this is unlikely in this polarised society.
Lesotho's King Letsie III has reopened Parliament, the first step in a peace deal aimed at ending a crisis sparked by an attempted military coup.
Mail & Guardian photographer Delwyn Verasamy attended the annual Mehloding Heritage Event Horse Race in Mparane village in the Eastern Cape.
It's no Durban July, but the annual Mehloding Heritage Event Horse Race in Mparane is one of the most exciting events in the country.
Today wrapped up Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful three-day visit to Lesotho that resulted in the signing of the Maseru Facilitation Declaration.
Cyril Ramaphosa returns to Maseru to mediate a resolution after unrest in the country, around the same time a shootout occurred between armed forces.
Award-winning writer, Max Du Preez, transports listeners with a true story of wise men, warriors and an ideology that created the country of Lesotho.
Cyril Ramaphosa is set to return to Maseru to encourage a regional mandate to help restore stability to the country following an attempted coup.
Lesotho may head to the polls soon in an attempt to restore political stability, as the country's leadership crisis appears to be intensifying.