Ailing S African president hands more duties to deputy

South African President Jacob Zuma, who is suffering from exhaustion, has handed more duties to his deputy as he prepares a state of the nation address, the presidency said on Wednesday.

US, South African police smash cybercrime network

South African police today said they have smashed an international cybercrime network operating out of Pretoria which led to 20 arrests in a joint operation with the United States.

Mukherjee congratulates South African Prez Zuma on re-election

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday sent across good wishes to his South African counterpart Jacob G Zuma on his re-election as he expressed hope that bilateral relations between the two countries will grow from "strength to strength."

South African court orders Pistorius to undergo mental evaluation

A South African court on Wednesday ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness - a move which could determine whether he lacked criminal capacity when he shot dead his girlfriend.

George Clooney, girlfriend Amal Alamuddin return from vacation

Los Angeles: George Clooney and his new girlfriend Amal Alamuddin made returned from their South African vacation.

Nelson Mandela`s grandson in court on assault charges

Nelson Mandela`s grandson, a member of the South African parliament, appeared in court charged with assault on Thursday, after an altercation with a teacher late last year.

Two S African protesters said killed by police

South African police officers allegedly shot and killed two protesters during a demonstration today over poor delivery of state utility services in a town near the capital Pretoria, police said.

Mandela village under lockdown ahead of burial

South African troops and mounted police patrolled Nelson Mandela`s boyhood home of Qunu on Thursday, with the village under virtual security lockdown ahead of the peace icon`s burial there at the weekend.

Mandela had "wonderful time" in last few days: daughter

Nelson Mandela had a "wonderful time" in his last few days as his wife Graca, his children and grandchildren were all there to say goodbye, the anti- apartheid icon`s daughter has said.

Nelson Mandela had six names

Though the world knew him as Nelson Mandela, South Africa`s anti-apartheid hero had five other names, including "Tata".

Mandela `one of the greatest modern politicians`: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Nelson Mandela as "one of the greatest politicians in modern times", saying the former South African president was a man who never betrayed his convictions.

Preparations begin for Nelson Mandela`s funeral

Preparations began Friday for the state funeral of South Africa`s liberation hero Nelson Mandela, as the world mourned the peace icon`s passing.

South African minister condemns child rapes

A South African woman minister has expressed concern at reports of heinous acts of sexual violence against children.

South Africa`s Zuma red-faced after Malawi gaffe

South African President Jacob Zuma was on Tuesday left red-faced following a public backlash at comments labelling nearby Malawi as backward.

Five arrested for rape, murder of two South African toddlers

South African police arrested five men for the rape and murder of two toddlers this week that sparked rioting in a restive shantytown northwest of Johannesburg, a spokesman said on Friday.

`White widow` Lewthwaite`s `fake` documents under scrutiny by S African police

The documents of Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the White Widow,` are under scrutiny after it was revealed that she acquired her South African passport fraudulently.

CBI closes Denel case after eight years of probe

CBI brought the curtains down on its eight-year-long probe into alleged corruption in the purchase of anti-materiel rifles from South African firm Denel as the allegations could not be substantiated.

Mandela presented with humanitarian achievement award

Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela has been presented with a humanitarian achievement award for his contribution to South-South cooperation and sustainable development.

Nelson Mandela may have `lost awareness` with deteriorating condition

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has reportedly lost awareness as his cognitive processes are getting fragile.

Participation of Indian-origin girls in Zulu fest sparks row

A controversy has erupted over Indian-South African girls participating in a traditional spring ceremony in which young women parade before the Zulu King to confirm their commitment to remaining chaste before marriage.