South Africa

Jacob Zuma’s hold on South African politics is weakening, throwing the ANC into crisis

The current influx of refugees from the Middle East will be dwarfed by a huge wave of Africans desperate to escape from poverty and hunger

Anti-Semitism is rife, from liberal corridors of power to Muslim communities. We must not ignore our duty to the Jewish people

Antisemitism is on the rise in South Africa and the ANC have done much to encourage it

A personal reminiscence of the Nobel laureate, whose anti-apartheid novels masked her own ruthless ideology

‘I have spent this week in the lonely position of one who admires both Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher’

The assistance Nelson Mandela’s party received from the Soviet Union still influences the ideology of South Africa’s government

Dubious racial attitudes, an obsession with excrement and sexual eccentricities: Gandhi Before India reveals the unsavoury sides of the statesman’s character

A Nazi Unitarian father, expulsion from South Africa and a ménage à trois: the author of ‘Porterhouse Blue’ lived a complicated existence

J.M. Coetzee is a curiously chilly author and his Kafkaesque new novel is a parable about the writer’s place in a world ruled by cold rationalism