Sport Roger Bannister celebrates with Chris Chataway in 1954 as he becomes the first man to run a sub-four minute mile

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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A full-bleed image of a line of naked black men, their hands raised to the ceiling of a grimy room, seems as though it must be a record life in a prison. In some senses it was.

Zuma's media censorship 'is like going back to Apartheid era'

The South African government has been accused of resorting to censorship policies reminiscent of the Apartheid era in a bid to silence its critics in the media.

John-Luke Roberts Distracts You from a Murder, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

The confident and handsome John-Luke Roberts, another of those clever boys from The Invisible Dot stable along with last year's newcomer winner Jonny Sweet and last year's main award winner Tim Key, is the kind of gentleman who could get away with murder if not basing his show on the slight premise of committing one.

Album: Dudu Pukwana, Night Time is the Right Time (Cadillac)

Someone needs to write a book about Dudu Pukwana, the late South African alto-saxophonist who came to London as an exile from Apartheid and played sessions with John Martyn and Mike Heron as well as jazz.

South African police chief guilty of taking drug bribes

One of the defining trials of the post-apartheid era in South Africa ended yesterday with the former head of the police force convicted on corruption charges.

Anthony Rose: 'Today the Cape wine industry is proudly back on its feet and it has outscored France for the first time ever'

Over the next four weeks, South African footie fans will be blowing their vuvuzelas (stadium horns) loud and proud in a release of pent-up emotion.

Israel denies offering nuclear warheads to apartheid South Africa

Secret documents show Nobel prize-winner Shimon Peres met P W Botha in 1975 to talk about deal. Catrina Stewart reports

White racists held in bomb plot raid

South African police have broken up a plot by white supremacists to plant explosives in black townships, the police minister said yesterday, just a month after the murder of a prominent white separatist.

Dream of the Dog, Finborough Theatre, London

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SA leader rebuked over 'Kill the Boer'

Julius Malema, the outspoken youth leader of South Africa's ruling ANC, will face a disciplinary hearing for bringing the party into disrepute, two weeks after being rebuked by the president, local media said.

Over the rainbow: South African writers take centre-stage at the London Book Fair

More than 15 years after the end of apartheid, what have they made of the era of freedom?

Attempted rape of farm worker 'led to Terreblanche murder'

South African police are investigating whether there was a link between homosexual sex and the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche, police said yesterday.

Fervour at funeral for murdered white supremacist Terreblanche

Thousands pay their respects to extremist leader as racial tensions flare

Tempers flare at Eugene Terre'blanche murder hearing

Tempers flared outside a South African court today when two black farm workers were charged with murdering white supremacist leader Eugene Terre'blanche.

Eugène Terre'Blanche: Leader of the far-right AWB party who led the resistance to majority rule in South Africa

The murder of Eugène Terre'Blanche, the notorious leader of the neo-Nazi Afrikaner-Weerstandsbeweging (Afrikaner Resistance Movement or AWB), who was bludgeoned to death, allegedly by two of his farm hands, following a dispute over unpaid wages, comes amid growing anxiety about crime in South Africa and what the opposition Democratic Alliance party has blamed on increasing racial tensions.

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