Collison of minibus and truck in KwaZulu-Natal province leaves 16 children dead, officials say, with local media reporting a higher toll of 19 children and three adults.
The disaster occurred in the diamond mining town of Jagersfontein, forcing officials to evacuate scores of residents to nearby farms.
Misuzulu kaZwelithini, enthroned in a colourful ceremony before hundreds of supporters in a rural part of KwaZulu-Natal province, brushes off those challenging his right to the throne.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Washington does not see Africa as the "latest playing field in a competition between great powers" as he arrives in South Africa for a three-nation trip to the region.
The EU introduced new plant and health safety requirements as ships were already at sea carrying hundreds of containers full of fruit to Europe, resulting in them being held up on arrival.
The director of a Turkish cultural institute in Johannesburg heralds the start of traditional Turkish archery classes, to be taught by two South African nationals who studied the craft in Türkiye.
Thousands of armed residents raid illegal mines and target workers, known as "zama zamas", in Kagiso township, as outrage widens over mass rape of eight women last week west of Johannesburg city.
England's World Cup winner Ben Stokes will retire from one-day international cricket because of what he describes as an “unsustainable” cricket schedule.
Cricket South Africa has decided to pull out from the one-day international series against Australia in January as the matches are reportedly clashing with their new franchise T20 league.
At least 19 people are killed in two separate incidents of shootings in South Africa's Soweto and Pietermaritzburg, local police say.
The Human Rights watch has expressed concern over the South African government’s failure to address the toxic legacy of hundreds of unrehabilitated mines.
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