South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says deadly violence and looting that have shaken the country over the past week were planned as death toll mounts to 212.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma handed himself over to authorities to obey the country's highest court order that he should serve a 15-month prison term for contempt.
The country’s top court found ex-president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt for defying its order to appear before corruption investigators examining allegations of corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says Canberra is considering fast-tracking visas for white farmers so they can flee their "horrific circumstances". South Africa dismiss Dutton's out of hand comments.
South Africa's ruling ANC party leader Cyril Ramaphosa promises the uncertainty surrounding the country's president will come to an end within days.
This is the first move against the Gupta family that is accused of corrupt dealings with President Zuma, including allegations it profited from lucrative government contracts.
Cyril Ramaphosa, who is South Africa's deputy president, was elected the new leader of the African National Congress (ANC) on Monday, succeeding President Jacob Zuma as party head after Zuma's presidency became mired in corruption allegations.
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