The president is having his 91st birthday bash this weekend - but Zimbabweans hurt by the economy are not in the mood to celebrate.
Zambia's high court is to decide on issuing a licence for a copper mine in a game reserve bordering Zimbabwe's Mana Pools world heritage site.
A similar process to that of the special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans is in the pipeline for other African countries.
Today wrapped up Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful three-day visit to Lesotho that resulted in the signing of the Maseru Facilitation Declaration.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is to travel to Lesotho to discuss peace and stability in the country after an attempted coup.
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane returned to his home country after fleeing following an attempted coup, which the military denies.
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has failed to return home as reports of escalated tensions in the country's capital continue.
While Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is on his way home, SADC is expected to send a team to monitor the situation in the country.
Lesotho's now exiled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane says SADC must send peacekeeping troops to Lesotho, as the situation is "out of hand".
Talks between SADC officials are expected to resume on Monday to discuss a peaceful solution to Lesotho's attempted military coup.
SA has called a SADC meeting to discuss the recent Lesotho "coup", while the SANDF has refuted claims that it was involved in foiling the attempt.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe says SADC must limit cooperation with Western countries, claiming foreign funding compromises its independence.
Zimbabwe has thanked President Jacob Zuma and his predecessors for the role they played in resolving Zimbabwe’s decade-long political crisis.
Critics have castigated President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean government for imprinting Zanu-PF values on the theme of the SADC summit.
This weekend's Robert Mugabe-chaired pow-wow has drawn fire for ignoring the region's political crises.
The region has revamped its strategy for stability but 2013 will be the ultimate test of its muscle,, writes Webster Zambara.
South Africa has been accused of putting undue pressure on a weak government to extract an unfair deal. Caswell Tlali reports.
The Southern African Development Community's decision to scrap its regional court was inevitable, says Laurie Nathan.
So often are the winds of change said to blow through the southern reaches of Africa that the uninformed might think there are always hurricanes here.