A pregnant woman raped and sexually assaulted at knifepoint left one of her attackers "severely injured" after biting his penis during the attack in front of her five-year-old son.
Men who robbed a house 22 miles north of Durban in South Africa have made off with cash and four mobile phones. Victims were tied up and locked in a bedroom while the thieves tore a safe from the wall.
Images and video from the scene shows one of the train carriages in flames, as people were evacuated from the area.
Two people have died while attempting to climb South Africa's Table Mountain. The accident left hundreds stranded at the summit.
Actor Richard E Grant has been robbed at a cash machine in South Africa while on holiday with his family for Christmas.
Parlaympian star Oscar Pistorius files papers at South Africa's Constitutional Court to appeal increased murder sentence, which Supreme Court doubled from six to 13 years.
A water-based traditional "healing" ceremony ended in tragedy on Friday (15 December) after a teenager and a 27-year-old man both drowned while taking part.
The two clear front-runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former chair of the African Union Commission and Zuma's ex-wife.
Zuma is finishing his second and final term as ANC leader, and whoever follows him will likely be elected South Africa's next president in 2019.
Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl for 'spending too long on phone', 10 days after Supreme Court more than doubled his prison sentence for murder Reeva Steenkamp
The 28-year-old man, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, faces some 67 charges in total.
Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the first ever human-to-human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky on 3 December 1967.
The incident, which happened in the town of Umhlanga, came days before South Africa marks 16 days of Activism for no violence against women and children.
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has increased Oscar Pistorius' sentence from 6 to 13 years for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
France have controversially been named as the hosts for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating leading candidates South Africa in the ballot.
Malawi has become the tenth African country to be put on high alert over fears the pneumonic plague could spread there from Madagascar.
Fanroi Mochachi, 45, pleaded guilty to bestiality and has been handed a suspended five-year jail sentence.
The regional secretary of a women's organisation said the victim "is torn up and can't express herself, she needs a lot of support".
Poachers shot dead the mother and the calf who were roaming in the Pilanesberg Park. Park rangers were unable to save the unborn rhino.
Hackers have compromised a major database maintained by Hetzner Ltd, one of the largest data centre and web hosting services in South Africa.