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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Saturday 24 March 2012
CCTV footage which allegedly shows the honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani paying a taxi driver for organising his wife's death is to be shown on television.
Friday 16 March 2012
India batsman Sachin Tendulkar's long wait for his 100th international century came to an end today as he moved into three figures in the Asia Cup clash with Bangladesh.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Chris Tremlett and Graeme Swann's fitness remains in doubt for England's final warm-up match against a Pakistan Cricket Board XI tomorrow.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Australia's bid to address its recent crisis at the crease has already been dubbed the batting boot camp.
Friday 09 December 2011
In a slug it out, last man standing confrontation between rival members of a British squad that is eclipsing the rest of the world, the Finn class world championship, one of 10 being staged off Fremantle, W. Australia, saw reigning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie grab a slender lead over reigning European champion Giles Scott.
Sunday 04 December 2011
City Slicker: Cape Town - This modern gem has great beaches, mountain views, and no jet lag. James Litston offers tips for new and returning visitors
Wednesday 30 November 2011
Rob Andrew is to be appointed as the Rugby Football Union's professional rugby director following today's meeting of the Professional Game Board.
Tuesday 22 November 2011
And then there were three. The American yacht Puma became the third of the original six to have officially retired from leg one of the Volvo round the world race after becoming the second to suffer a broken mast.
Saturday 19 November 2011
Each week we invite three companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-day trip to South Africa combining a city break and a safari adventure. Prices are per person based on two sharing. All include flights from Heathrow in January and twice-daily guided wildlife drives or walks at the respective safari lodges.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Saracens' much talked-about decision to play their Heineken Cup pool contest with Biarritz in sun-kissed Cape Town, as opposed to – er – wintry Watford, was being talked about even more yesterday as South African rugby officials demanded that the fixture go ahead at Newlands, one of the oldest and most evocative venues in the sport.
Tuesday 15 November 2011
Poignantly, 20 years ago Peter Roebuck wrote a foreword to a book about suicides, as its author recalls
Monday 14 November 2011
A former Somerset cricket captain has died after apparently committing suicide at a hotel in South Africa on Saturday night, police said.
Sunday 13 November 2011
Cricket is facing a test of credibility – but not because some players cheat. It's also because of the number of nurdlers and sloggers masquerading as Test cricketers. Last summer's series against India was billed as the battle for the world No 1 slot but they sent over a pub team – though admittedly one with a rather good ringer in Sachin Tendulkar. Now South Africa and Australia are contesting the main series of the winter as if it was an Under-9s house match. It's becoming difficult to tellif a player is deliberately underperforming or if he's just rubbish.
Thursday 10 November 2011
Australia were bowled out for their lowest total against South Africa as 23 wickets fell on an enthralling second day in the first Test at Cape Town.
Thursday 11 August 2011
His defence team said he was mentally unfit to stand trial and would face violent sexual assault in prison
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Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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- 5 Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict