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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Friday 11 November 2011
Saturday 03 September 2011
The South African government has conceded that 30 per cent of land it has bought since the end of apartheid for redistribution to black farmers has been resold by the beneficiaries, often to the original owners.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Ink artist Clifford Charles is to have his latest collection exhibited at Pallant House Gallery next week.
General Magnus Malan: Feared and notorious politician who waged a dirty war against the enemies of apartheid
Wednesday 20 July 2011
The death of Magnus Malan marks the passing of one of the most powerful and notorious leaders of the apartheid era. To his enemies, he was a figure of fear and hatred – one of the monsters of an evil system; to his colleagues and subordinates he was a figure of awe – the general who reorganised the military and then reorganised the country along military lines.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
The former South African President Nelson Mandela spent his 93rd birthday with friends and relatives in his rural hometown Monday, as South Africans paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon through song and community service projects.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
One of the most hated figures of South Africa's apartheid regime, the former defence minister Magnus Malan, has died at the age of 81.
Friday 08 July 2011
It took the best part of 27 years, but the runner wearing number 2621 at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento on Wednesday, finally made it on to the podium at a global event in the state of California. Running in the 8km women's age 45 to 49 cross country race on the opening day of the World Masters Athletics Championships, Zola Pieterse finished second in 29min 19sec – 33 seconds behind Soledad Castro Solino of Spain.
Monday 04 July 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011
When Kader Asmal became Minister of Water Affairs in the liberated South Africa he gave urgent priority to one small but rewarding project; connecting clean drinking water to the home of the widow of Chief Albert Luthuli, Nobel Peace laureate and one-time president of the African National Congress. He saw Luthuli, a non-violent Methodist minister, as his mentor. Asmal was noted for his robust criticism of the ANC government's drift away from the protection of human rights. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said he had "served his people and his nation without a thought of self-enrichment or aggrandisement. Short of stature, big of heart and mind, he enriched us all."
Saturday 11 June 2011
South Africans are mourning a woman celebrated for her role in the fight against apartheid, and for her nurturing of a new generation of leaders.
Monday 11 April 2011
Sunday 27 March 2011
Senior colleagues of Ed Miliband have backed his decision to address yesterday's TUC rally in central London, insisting it was important for Labour to stand up for the "mainstream majority" hit by spending cuts.
Monday 21 March 2011
Sunday 16 January 2011
Nosizile Shweni's eyes glisten as she watches a coffin being set down in front of her. This is the closest the 81-year-old has come to seeing her husband Nontasi for nearly half a century. Inside the coffin is what little is left of him: a few crumbling bones painstakingly exhumed from an unmarked grave miles from home. Nontasi Shweni died at the gallows in Pretoria in 1967 aged just 36 and, until a few months ago, his wife could not even be certain whether he had been killed – let alone where he was buried.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
The life of South Africa's most famous and most controversial woman is being adapted for a new opera, to open next year in Pretoria.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
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Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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