Jacob Zuma

Politics

Cartoon Slideshow: Julius Malema is Back

Many South Africans thought former ANC youth leader Julius Malema had gone quietly into the night. But the controversy over the shooting of striking miners by police has given Malema a populist springboard back into the political limelight.

Conflict & Justice

Roots of South Africa violence

South Africa has been experiencing a wave of anti-immigrant violence and so far, 42 people have been killed, and thousands of others have fled their homes in the past two weeks, so The BBC's Martin Plaut takes a look at what's behind the violent attacks.

Politics

South Africa's ruling party splits

It's been fourteen years since the African National Congress took power in South Africa under the leadership of Nelson Mandela. But now a split within its ranks has become an outright rebellion - and it could reshape the nation's political landscape.