McLaren set to lose Petrobras backing

2019-05-20 10:12

McLaren looks set to lose a major sponsor.

Ramaphosa congratulates new Brazilian President Bolsonaro

2019-01-02 15:27

President Cyril Ramaphosa believes "excellent and strategic relations that Brazil and South Africa enjoy" will be revitalised after the far-right Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated as the 38th president of the South American country.

Cabinet congratulates Brazil on electing far-right Bolsonaro

2018-11-08 21:49

Cabinet has extended congratulations to two countries – Brazil for electing far-right Jair Bolsonaro as its president, and Ethiopia for electing its first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde.

Gays, blacks still voting for Brazil's Bolsonaro despite rhetoric

2018-10-24 13:25

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he'd rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn't stopping conservative gay voters from backing him.

'Not worthy of rape' deputy says she fears for Brazil under a president Bolsonaro

2018-10-19 19:21

A female lawmaker who was once told by Brazil's presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro that she was "not worthy" of being raped said that she fears for her country if the far-right candidate triumphs.

Brazil votes amid anger at the ruling class

2018-10-07 13:01

Brazilians are choosing their leaders in an election marked by intense anger at the ruling class following years of political and economic turmoil, including what may be the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history.


Brazil president sacks close aide amid political scandal

2019-02-20 05:39

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sacked a close aide who helped get him elected after a storm within his party over suspected improper campaign financing.

Scientists warn new Brazil president may smother rainforest

2018-11-28 07:37

Scientists warn that Brazil's president-elect could push the Amazon past its tipping point with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall.

Can the centre hold, or will SA get its own Bolsonaro?

2018-11-06 17:00

Hopefully, Cyril Ramaphosa will prove capable of cleansing the upper reaches of the state. But this will simultaneously mean reforming the ANC, writes Roger Southall.

Brazil's Amazon at risk if Bolsonaro wins presidency - ecologists

2018-10-23 13:37

Promises by Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro and his entourage bode badly for the future of the Amazon – called the "lungs of the planet" – if he wins, environmentalists warn.

WhatsApp dirty tricks alleged in Brazil presidential race

2018-10-19 15:01

Allegations of a dirty tricks campaign on WhatsApp dominated Brazil's presidential election race, turning attention to social media manipulation following abuses uncovered in the US election and Britain's Brexit referendum two years ago.

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