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A giant laser image of Nelson Mandela has been projected onto Table Mountain in South Africa in an illuminated tribute to the late leader.

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People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail

Mandela was about politics and race - and even force

Nelson Mandela in 1956

Nelson Mandela life story: Thabo Mbeki's praise poem

'You have stood at the brink...'

Masterly Batting: 100 Great Test centuries, by Patrick Ferriday & Dave Wilson

Two hundreds this week by England batsmen in the warm-up games before the Ashes series starts in Brisbane on 21 November. But they will soon be forgotten, whereas to score a Test century is to be remembered forever.

Desmond Tutu: 'I would not worship a God who is homophobic'

Desmond Tutu: 'I would not worship a God who is homophobic'

Cape Town's former archbishop compares struggle for gay rights to his fight against apartheid

Leftwich:

Adrian Leftwich: Leading anti-apartheid activist who turned state witness

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.

Auckland Blues defense coach Graham Henry may face disciplinary action over comments made about referee Glen Jackson

Graham Henry could face disciplinary action over referee comments

Former New Zealand head coach frustrated with referee Glen Jackson's performance in Auckland's 23-3 defeat to the Crusaders

Page looks abroad to halt profits dip

The recruitment specialist Michael Page is pinning its hopes on emerging markets growth after a fall in profits.

Panel discussion on responsible leadership

The challenges of taking an MBA as an African

It was funny how it took me longer time coming from Sudan to South Africa than it took my colleagues coming from other continents. I guess this could be another reminder (and a metaphor) of how much work we need to do as African to bridge the gaps between us and stop functioning like a big messed up family.

Bryan Habana goes to Toulon – but not Jason Tovey

Bryan Habana, South Africa's prolific wing and record test try-scorer, has agreed to join the French club Toulon at the end of the Super 15.

A scorecard to forget for New Zealand

New Zealand bowled out for 45 against South Africa

Black Caps stunned in Cape Town after opting to bat

Travel Challenge: A ‘twixmas’ break in Britain

Each week, we invite three companies to offer their best deal for a specific break. Today: a South African fly-drive adventure in 2013. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together. Each includes car hire, 10 nights' accommodation and flights from Heathrow in the final week of January.

Xolile Mngeni sentenced to life for Anni Dewani murder

South African is third to be jailed for involvement in newlywed's death

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