Lisa Davies The dashing Olympic hero's murder trial - touted as the "trial of the century" - is underway in a drab Pretoria courtroom.
South African Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius says he is consumed with sorrow as he marked one year since he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day in what he maintains was an accident.
Amogelang Mbatha South Africa's main opposition party chooses Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress's grip on power.
Briton Shrien Dewani has lost a High Court case to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial.
A new party that will defend gays and lesbians against violence and persecution will stand in South Africa's elections this year.
Nelson Mandela left his roughly $US4.1 million ($4.7 million) estate to his wife Graca Machel, family members, staff, schools and the ANC, according to a summary of his will.
Nick Miller Bono, Robert Mugabe and Australia's High Commissioner have joined Nelson Mandela's family in a private viewing of his casket, as it lies in state in South Africa's capital.
While the peace icon was calling on South Africa to follow Nelson Mandela's example, his home was burgled.
Nick Miller and Jessica Wright The international deaf community is up in arms as claims emerged the signed-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a fake.
Aislinn Laing Nelson Mandela's extensive family has continued the bitter squabbles that began before his death with a dispute over who is now their proper leader, days before the reading of his will is expected.
Nick Miller Elizabeth Roebuck holds her dead son Peter's battered straw hat in her hands and looks out the window.
Jon Swaine An American television presenter has prompted outrage after boasting online that she killed a lion in South Africa.
Twelve of Nelson Mandela's most famous quotes.
South Africans called it the "Madiba magic" after his clan name - Nelson Mandela's quirky mix of grandeur and simplicity - and his colourful custom-made shirts.
Neil McMahon In the years after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, Australian journalist Neil McMahon observed the Mandela phenomenon up close as a foreign correspondent.
Leesha McKenny South Africa's "greatest son", former president Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 95.
Lydia Polgreen Years after he retreated from public life, his name still resonated as an emblem of his effort to transcend decades of racial division and create what South Africans called a Rainbow Nation.
Xola Potelwa The music decks and end-of-year office parties fell silent across South Africa on Thursday when President Jacob Zuma delivered the news nobody wanted to hear: Beloved anti-apartheid hero Nelson...
Chris Dutton Nelson Mandela had a "massive aura", "walked the walk", "no one in the world can rival him" for the way he changed the world and "inspired the Rainbow Nation".