Sir Chris Chataway, the former world-record runner, acted as pacemaker to help Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile barrier. And he achieved so much more
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Tuesday 09 July 2013
Nelson Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition as he enters his second month in hospital.
Sunday 07 July 2013
World View: South Africa has certainly changed since the ANC came to power, but the party's failure to tackle economic inequality is glaringly evident
Friday 05 July 2013
The family feud over the graves of the children of Nelson Mandela drew a sharp rebuke yesterday from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Nelson Mandela: Doctors say South Africa's hero faces 'impending death' but deny he is in 'vegetative state'
Friday 05 July 2013
Meanwhile, his family argues over Mandela's final resting place
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Even before Mandela’s illness, the political parties of South Africa were at loggerheads over their versions of the anti-apartheid struggle. Now the struggle is intensifying
Sunday 30 June 2013
It is a pity that Nelson Mandela’s illness has stopped America’s first black President from meeting the first black President of South Africa, not least because such a meeting would have brought home the great transformation that has occurred in both countries.
South Africa prepares to say farewell to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, who remains in 'stable but critical' condition in Pretoria hospital
Thursday 27 June 2013
Ndileka Mandela says former president's condition is still critical but has not worsened, while daughter Makaziwe says he is responding to touch
Wednesday 26 June 2013
How extraordinary for a man - a stranger to most of us - to engender such warmth and respect that so many grown-ups feel bereft at the thought of his passing
Monday 24 June 2013
The former South African president Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition in hospital, just two weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital with a lung infection. The news, broken by President Jacob Zuma after a hospital visit late on Sunday evening, left millions of South Africans fearing the worst.
Monday 17 June 2013
The wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela said today that love and generosity from across the world have brought comfort and hope during the 94-year-old's latest spell in hospital.
Sunday 16 June 2013
There has been sustained improvement in the condition of Nelson Mandela from the recurring lung infection that is forcing him to spend a ninth day in hospital, South Africa's president said today.
Nelson Mandela breathing unaided but remains in 'serious, stable' condition in hospital with lung infection
Sunday 09 June 2013
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is breathing unaided but remains in a “serious but stable” condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for a recurring lung infection.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
A shop steward from the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was shot dead at one of Lonmin's South African mines yesterday, sparking fears of a renewed cycle of violence in the country's troubled platinum mining belt.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
By most standards, Adrian Leftwich's life was brimming with achievement. He established a public reputation as a leading British academic and author – and a private reputation as a single father of two children who adored him. In earlier years in Cape Town, he was a national student leader and a founder member of the underground anti-apartheid movement. But it was six dire months in 1964 that defined his image.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Deputy Prime Minister challenged Thatcher's legacy over apartheid and gay rights
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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