The new tax, the first of its type in Africa, was cautiously introduced last month in the first of several gradual step
Against the backdrop of an already tense situation due to the presidential poll, a new fisheries deal with Chinese investors has provoked an outcry
Many voters see accessing water, electricity and jobs as their priorities
With the emergence of armed gangs operating in illegal mining, rival miners kidnap and force each other to work in slave-like conditions underground.
Thousands of students have marched through London against cuts to university funding, facing off against police armed with rubber bullets.
Britain and Bill Gates have pledged more than half of the $3.7-billion sought to vaccinate nearly 250-million children against preventable diseases.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday it was "increasingly likely" the US would try to extradite him.
The minibus throws itself into reverse on a busy road in Pretoria, after 30 minutes of driving in circles around the city.
Fancy world-class soccer in SA alongside a trip to the Victoria Falls or a Namib desert safari? This is possible, according to Fifa organisers.
In the remote west Kenyan village of Koiluget, a deadly attack by a rival ethnic group just over a week ago left behind more than just twisted sheet metal and charred walls — rotting corpses still litter the corn fields. Eight days after the Koiluget raid, wisps of smoke still smoulder from the houses.