Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
'It is clear and obvious that the US is purposefully putting pressure on the people of Iran to instigate discontent,' says said Mohammad Reza Najfimaneh, the head of the Iranian Specialized Manufacturers of Auto Parts Association.
Power will go out for two hours at a time in staggered stoppages across Tehran province as Iranian authorities grapple with a surge in electricity usage during a heat wave.
Police have arrested six Iranians suspected of posting a version of US singer Pharrell Williams's hit song Happy on the internet.
German automaker Daimler said it was halting its business activities in Iran after the United States re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.
Six young Iranians arrested for dancing on rooftops to Pharrell Williams' hit Happy in a video that went viral on the internet have been released on bail.
Air pollution has forced Iranian authorities to close elementary schools and kindergartens in Tehran province for three days.
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