Rappler's latest stories on South Africa
Quarraisha Abdool Karim is best known for a study that found that a gel of the anti-retroviral drug tenofovir is effective in reducing the risk of women catching HIV and genital herpes during sex
As the coronavirus impact grows, the South African economy is now expected to decline by 7% in 2020
Mining is a critical cog in South Africa's already struggling economy. After more than a month of stalled operations, unions are worried about job losses.
Some health experts are beginning to see the limits of the country's lauded mass screening strategy, with results taking up to two weeks to come through
Trials start in Cape Town, where BCG booster shots are administered to 250 healthcare workers, while another 250 receive a dummy formula, or placebo
With the number of coronavirus cases at 3,953 including 75 deaths, South Africa is the worst affected country on the African continent
With no booze supply anywhere due to the coronavirus lockdown, South Africans are fermenting their own 'creamy, thick' brew at home, called 'umqombothi'
The South African government is now 'unable to provide additional funding' to South African Airways, which has failed to make a profit since 2011
(UPDATED) South Africa now expects its gross domestic product to contract by 6.1% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic
Moody's move 'could not have come at a worse time,' the South African government says, as it would 'further add to the prevailing financial market stress'
President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered South Africa's 57 million people to stay at home for 21 days
'It is exactly that stubborn behavior that has caused us a national lockdown,' the police say in a statement
The novel coronavirus is expected to have a 'huge impact' on the already fragile South African economy
Judges dismiss an investigation by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who had accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of misleading parliament over his campaign financing
Authorities say all 3 confirmed cases were in a group of 10 people who had traveled to Italy
It is the first case in southern Africa, and the latest confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and Senegal
(UPDATED) South Africa remains dogged by high and rising debt, low growth, and soaring unemployment
But the South African court says the execution of the warrant will be deferred until May 6 when the case is due to resume
The couple marry in a ceremony in South Africa
'This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,' World Food Programme regional director Lola Castro says
'Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for treatment of a stubborn infection,' says his his wife Leah Tutu in a statement
Save the Rhino says around 20,000 southern white rhinos – Sana's tribe – are left in the world
In a stunning display of power and precision, South Africa captures its third rugby world crown after 12 years
While it has long been known anatomically modern humans originated in Africa, scientists have until now been unable to pinpoint the precise location of our species' birthplace
Jacob Zuma's last-minute appeal will delay the case over bribery allegations dating back to a 1990s arms deal. He dismisses the charges as a conspiracy.
(UPDATED) High Court Judge Willie Seriti agrees with the prosecution that parts of Jacob Zuma's arguments to have the case thrown out are 'scandalous and or vexatious'
The president of both countries agree to set up 'early warning systems' to prevent attacks on foreign nationals
South Africa has the largest number of HIV-positive people in the world, says The Lancet HIV Journal
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan walk into the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation carrying a smiley Archie in blue dungarees
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join campaigners in Cape Town fighting South Africa's stratospheric rates of violence against women on the first stage of a 10-day swing through southern Africa
South Africa, the continent's second largest economy, is a major destination for other African migrants. But they are often targeted by some locals who blame them for a lack of jobs.
Award-winning poet Jim Pascual Agustin read some of his works at Poetry in McGregor, now on its 7th edition
An aide of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says, 'we will work with South Africa to find solutions to their problems which have become our own problem. We will work as brothers'
PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine team wins a total of 35 awards at the 2019 South Africa International Mathematics Competition
Zuma confirms meeting the Gupta brothers to discuss the 'New Age,' the newspaper that he had encouraged them to set up in 2010, but denies knowing about alleged harassment of civil servants by Gupta executives
Jacob Zuma is accused of overseeing mass looting of state assets during his 9-year tenure before being ousted by the ruling ANC party in 2018 and replaced by his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa
Foreign heads of state from more than 40 countries are among 36,000 people who witnessed the event replete with pomp, military honors and an air force flyover at a rugby stadium in Pretoria
(UPDATED) Ramaphosa will be sworn in on Saturday, May 25, and is expected to name a deputy president and cabinet at the weekend
'Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,' says the actor and former politician
'We identified a number of reform issues that we needed to address, we are now going to do that with greater speed,' says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
Seats in parliament are allocated based on vote share and the party with the most representatives selects the president, who will be sworn in on May 25
With more than two-fifths of voting districts tallied, the Electoral Commission puts the ANC well ahead, with its closest rival the Democratic Alliance trailing with a distant 25%
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa 'cannot be a nation of free people when so many still live in poverty'
'Millions of South African workers will benefit. This is the result of many decades of tireless struggle and is a powerful demonstration of the shared resolve of all social partners to tackle poverty and inequality,' says South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa
Taste Holdings, the local licensee of Starbucks in South Africa, struggles to control operational costs and debt
In one of the latest innovations in the search for eco-friendly building materials, South African university researchers create bricks using human urine
For generations, cannabis, known in the country as dagga, has been used as a medicinal herb by traditional healers
Scientists hope the technique can be used to save other endangered big cats