Fears about Minister Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she's been accused of issuing illegal interception orders, writes Adriaan Basson.
Nigeria's customs chief says a ban on goods coming into the country across its land borders will last as long as it takes for neighbours to stem the flow of smuggled merchandise.
Amnesty International says journalists in Nigeria are operating under a "climate of fear", after 19 reporters were detained by security forces this year.
Gunmen have kidnapped a school principal in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, his deputy says, a week after six female students and two staff at another school were seized for ransom.
Nigeria is a major player in West Africa while SA is a major player in the Southern African Development Community region. Sustained tensions would be to the detriment of both countries - and Africa as a whole, writes Bheki Mngomezulu.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday denounced recent xenophobic violence in South Africa as an "embarrassment" for the continent, as he wrapped up a state visit.
About 90% of cars, including those on display at dealerships in Nigeria were smuggled into the country by unscrupulous elements, says Nigeria's customs.
Reeling from a terrifying surge of unrest that saw his shop wrecked and plundered, Nigerian-born Alvan Akujinwa toyed with the possibility of leaving his adopted home of South Africa for the first time in 10 years.
Following a spate of public violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have met to discuss relations between two the countries.
Horrific revelations of torture and abuse at a compound billing itself as a Koranic reform school in northern Nigeria have shone a spotlight on Islamic institutes unregulated by the authorities.
Nigerian police said Monday they had rescued 19 expectant mothers from a string of locations in Lagos where pregnant women were being forced to give birth to children for sale.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has punted the African Continental Free Trade Agreement as a tool to unify the continent, amid divisions observed globally.
Four civilians and three soldiers have been killed in attacks in northeastern Nigeria blamed on jihadist fighters, local residents and militias said Saturday.
Although Nigeria and SA are often cast as rivals, they have a strong bilateral relationship founded over the decades. This springs in part from Nigeria's historical role in its support for the liberation struggle against apartheid, writes Olayinka Ajala.
Gunmen who kidnapped six female students and two staff members from their hostels at a remote school in northern Nigeria have made a ransom demand, the regional governor says.
Nigeria’s central bank is increasing pressure on lenders to keep providing credit to boost economic growth in Africa’s biggest oil producer.
Gunmen have abducted six girls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, according to a police spokesperson.
South Africa and Nigeria agreed to expand the continent’s deepest trade relationship.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa's leading economic powerhouses.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in a state visit this week.
Escalating violence in northwest Nigeria blamed on armed bandits has forced more than 40 000 people to flee across the border into Niger over the last 10 months, the UN says.
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