Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Showers late. More clouds than sun. Mild.
Ashley Kuzma died last month from laryngeal cancer at the age of 32. Before she died, she wrote her obituary with a lesson on how people should live.
ANC secretary general Ace Magashule has extended the party's condolences to the family of former Zimbabwean president and liberator Robert Mugabe following reports of his death at the age of 95.
South African author, journalist and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Lewin has died.
As 2018 draws to a close, it will be remembered as the year that South Africa bid farewell to several of its A-list actors, singers, politicians, and most poignantly, the mother of the nation.
There was no task to small nor too huge for struggle stalwart Eric “Stalin” Mtshali, Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has said.
Since the 1970s, Molewa lived a life of service to South Africa and its people.
Messages of condolences have streamed in from the president and political parties following the death of Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the widow of PAC founder Robert Sobukwe.
Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 85.
While not blaming the media, the family of former minister Zola Skweyiya says it is regrettable that news of his death was leaked before most of his family was told.
Professor Richard van der Ross, author, former teacher, anti-apartheid activist and Freeman of the City of Cape Town, has died at the age of 96.
Robert Mugabe's decision to invest in his country's education while he was the president of Zimbabwe helped the nation even after the collapse of its economy, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has said.
'We have lost an incredible writer and a valiant soldier who fought fearlessly for human rights and the justice and freedom that are the hallmarks of our democracy,' Cyril Ramaphosa has said.
Former Gauteng transport MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu has been remembered as a dedicated man, who committed his life to the provision of basic services.
American President George H.W. Bush, at 94 years old, was one of two of the longest-lived US presidents. He and former President Jimmy Carter were the same age.
Moses 'Moss' Chikane's death is a tremendous blow to the ANC and society at large, the party says, describing him as a gentle giant.
Peter Tapsell, the former 'father' of the British parliament's lower House of Commons, has died aged 88, the chairman of his local Conservative Party branch has announced.
Veteran photographer David Goldblatt has died at the age of 87.
Iconic photographer Sam Nzima has been praised by colleagues at his memorial in Parktown. Nzima was best known for his picture of Hector Pieterson during the June 16 student uprisings in Soweto in 1976. Watch.
The ANC says the life of veteran Zola Skweyiya was one of service, excellence and love for his people and the movement.
Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Laloo Chiba has died, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has announced.
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