Oscar Pistorius did himself more harm than good when he took the witness stand, say South African lawyers.
The businessman accused of arranging for his new bride to be murdered during their honeymoon in Cape Town was flown back to South Africa on Monday night after more than three years of trying to avoid...
Johannesburg: A South African teacher is facing a possible murder charge following the death of a student he allegedly beat on the head with a belt, the education department said on Wednesday.
Lisa Davies Now that the state has concluded the calling of evidence, it is time for Team Pistorius to present its evidence in an attempt to secure an acquittal for the man once revered internationally as an...
Lisa Davies He's stood on the blocks at the Olympic games, run against able-bodied athletes as a double-amputee. But Friday is likely to be the single biggest moment in Oscar Pistorius’ 27-year-old life.
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.
Nick Miller Elizabeth Roebuck holds her dead son Peter's battered straw hat in her hands and looks out the window.
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.
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".
It was nearing midnight on Thursday when the former Springbok captain took the call. Francois Pienaar had just returned to his hotel from the Wanderers cricket ground in Johannesburg where he had...