During a previous spasm of unrest related to xenophobia, protesters are seen looting a shop at a gas station in 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. (CNS photo/Herman Verwey, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
April 05, 2017
Are Nigerian, Zimbabwean, Pakistani and other immigrants “stealing” jobs from South Africans?
Politics & Society Dispatches
February 15, 2017
Apartheid-era mental health care facilities were not great. But at least they weren't lethal.
Politics & Society Dispatches
January 13, 2017

Persisting low-level to acute crises throughout southern Africa may make 2017 a year to remember with regret.

South African President Jacob Zuma is seen in Cape Town, South Africa, Feb. 12, 2015. (CNS photo/Pool via EPA)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
November 02, 2016
Chaos and intransigence in the universities is matched by absurd criminal charges against a minister of finance who may only be doing his job too well.
Politics & Society Dispatches
October 12, 2016
The decision by South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority to charge Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and two associates with fraud is significant to say the least.
Pope Francis talks with Congolese President Joseph Kabila during a private audience at the Vatican Sept. 26. (CNS photo/Andrew Medichini, pool via Reuters)
September 29, 2016
African Jesuits vow to help create a new generation of leaders for the continent.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Flickr/GovernmentZA)
Signs Of the Times
September 08, 2016
Just when we thought that the Hawks (the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation) had finally got their claws out of South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, they’re back! Conveniently waiting until after the local elections, they have once again subpoenaed Gordhan regarding
Pravin Gordhan at the World Economic Forum in 2012
August 26, 2016
President Jacob Zuma has insisted that he fully supports his minister of finance but claims he can do nothing to stop the investigation.
Protesters interrupt South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, as he delivers a speech at the announcement of the results of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa on Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey)
August 23, 2016
The local elections suggest an uneasy period for municipal governance in general and the A.N.C.’s leadership in the country.
Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, special adviser on health and HIV/AIDS for Caritas Internationalis, opens a panel discussion during a July 16 gathering before the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
August 04, 2016
The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) was held in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22.