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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.

Testosterone reduces trust, study says

Small doses of the male sex hormone testosterone can make people less trusting of strangers, but the effect only seems to be true for the more trusting members of society, scientists have found.

24-Hour Room Service: One&Only Cape Town

The visual drama is compelling. As you walk into this flamboyant property your eyes are drawn to a breathtaking view of Table Mountain framed in a three-storey picture window. Then a tremendous sense of space across the tall, wide lobby and lounge area becomes apparent, the main feature being a circular cocktail bar oozing glamour right in front of that window.

Blood Rose, By Margie Orford

Intriguing case comes out of Africa

Things Your Mother Never Told You, By Olivia Lichtenstein

Never walk with a hot drink in your hand; never leave the house without lipstick; never throw away a good man: these are just some of the maternal mantras percolating in Ros Bloch's head a year on from her mother's death. Adding to her current woes are the end of her marriage, two sons on the brink of leaving home and, at 45, the prospect of "her own inevitable descent from her prime".

Craig David to front campaign to wipe out TB

Singer Craig David is adding his voice to the global fight against TB after today being appointed goodwill ambassador for a campaign to wipe out the deadly disease.

'Economic cleansing' in BBC's World Cup backyard

Evictions are designed to improve South Africa's image, campaigners say

Traveller's Guide To: Namibia

The incredible wildernesses of this vast south-west African country offer wildlife watching, adventure sports, ancient art and plenty more

A dramatic rebirth: Theatre in Cape Town

Cape Town's District Six, scene of some of apartheid's worst excesses, is home to the new Fugard Theatre. Paul Taylor was there for an emotional opening night

Mandela can still conjure up the old Madiba magic

Icon given rapturous ovation on twentieth anniversary of his release from prison

Pilgrimage to the house where South Africa's history was rewritten

Prison bungalow where Mandela negotiated with de Klerk to be turned into a museum

Shaun Johnson: 'The making into a saint of human beings is very dangerous'

The subject was, unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela and what has been a widespread deification of the great man's lifelong achievements.

FW de Klerk: The day I ended apartheid

Twenty years ago today, FW de Klerk addressed South Africa's Parliament – and stunned the world. Ivan Fallon reveals the extraordinary story behind apartheid's end

Rachel Zadok: 'I was so angry at journalists and the media'

She says she still feels bruised by the whole affair. Publishing your first novel and finding it short listed for the Whitbread First Novel Award ought to have been an experience to cherish for Rachel Zadok.

South Africa can offer good hope to property investors

The rainbow nation has warm weather, an outdoor lifestyle and the chance to turn a healthy profit on property investments. Julian Knight reports

Ntini left out as South Africa look to future

Quietly, without fanfare or fuss, Makhaya Ntini's international career was buried yesterday. By declining to include the iconic fast bowler in their squad for the crucial fourth Test against England and by pointedly not mentioning the fact, South Africa's selectors spoke volumes.

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