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
The South African government has launched an investigation into who hired the ‘fake’ interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie, and how he passed security checks
African leaders and old friends of Nelson Mandela led solemn tributes as his body was buried after a week of commemorations
Madiba's party said farewell in the country's capital
If he had been just a kindly chap, nobody outside his family would have noticed
As the world gears up to join South Africa in celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, the BBC has announced that the Nobel laureate will also be given a mention on Eastenders.
The South African President’s visit to Brixton in 1996 epitomised a mixed relationship with his nation's former colonial ruler
In Johannesburg’s townships, citizens lament the betrayal of their former leader’s legacy
Mandela was about politics and race - and even force
To mark the passing of a statesman abundantly blessed with spontaneity, mourners danced as he would have wished
Mandela passed away aged 95 and IOC president Thomas Bach has confirmed the governing body will pay their respects to Mandela in lowering the Olympic flag
Mandela's greatest legacy may be his profound commitment to democracy
Mr Mandela, 95, is receiving home-based medical care after being discharged from hospital in September
George Galloway’s constant thirst for fresh controversy reared again at the Oxford Union last night, when he was accused of racism during a heated debate by a student brandishing an Israeli flag.
Commission of inquiry finds police falsified and withheld documents and gave fabricated accounts of events in August last year
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has not returned home, and is still in hospital, the country's presidency has told a South African news agency.