Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Some conservatives say Trump caved on border wall, but confident he'll get it eventually.
President Donald Trump said he would deliver his State of the Union address when the partial government shutdown is over.
Asian markets fluctuated Wednesday following a negative lead from Wall Street as investors grow nervous about the chances of success in China-US trade talks.
The rand lost 0.5% against the greenback on Friday, but still ended the week slightly stronger that it started it on Monday.
US President Donald Trump may use his Oval Office speech on Tuesday to entreat Americans that building a wall on the Mexican border is a matter of immediate importance.
Marking a truce after years of fiscal feuding in Washington, Congress has passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that effectively ended the threat of an election-year government shutdown.
US tourist sites including the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty have reopened, but from their various states' own budgets as the US government enters the third week of shutdown.
Watch how Republic Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid comment on the on-going shutdown of the US government.
Local tour operator Travel Corporation is trying to assist those affected by the government shutdown that has made US national parks, monuments and historic sites off limits to visitors.
Watch US President Barack Obama explain the consequences of a US government shutdown.
The US government shutdown risks putting a dent in both the dollar and treasuries if it drags on. A quick resolution could do the same.
Asian stocks traded mixed Wednesday as traders juggled continuing doubts about the prospects for progress on trade with signs of China stimulus and moves to end the US government shutdown.
Emerging-market equities rose for a fourth week last week as signs of easing trade tensions supported the appetite for riskier assets. Currencies dropped amid a stronger dollar.
Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday with investor sentiment buoyed by gains on Wall Street and a lower yen.
The US Senate has passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session.
Gold has snapped a three-day winning streak as it's safe-haven appeal took a dent following news of US lawmakers reaching a deal to avoid a government shutdown.
An estimated 3 000 aviation safety inspectors responsible for ensuring that airlines maintain safely functioning planes are not doing their job due to the US shutdown.
For many people it is the trip of a lifetime. But thousands have been left angry at being locked out of landmark US national parks due to the government shutdown.
After the US government shut down for the first time in 17 years, public areas are no longer accessible. See pictures of the effects of the shutdown.
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