Eight new species of Stenaelurillus Simon, 1885 from Africa are described: S. furcatus n. sp. (♂♀, Namibia), S. kavango n. sp. (♀, Namibia), S. latibulbis n. sp. (♂♀, Congo), S. modestus n. sp. (♂♀, South Africa), S. pecten n. sp. (♂♀, Botswana, Zambia), S. specularis n. sp. (♂♀, Malawi), S. sudanicus n. sp. (♀, Sudan), S. zambiensis n. sp. (♂♀, Zambia, Zimbabwe). Stenaelurillus cristatus Wesołowska & Russell-Smith, 2000 is synonymised with S. hirsutus Lessert, 1927. Name of S. giovae Caporiacco, 1936 is recognised as nomen dubium. Redescriptions of S. albopunctatus Caporiacco, 1949, S. hirsutus and S. uniguttatus Lessert, 1925 are provided. New distributional data for some species are given.
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