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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Friday 08 January 2010
Test cricket is, on the face of it, a little like the handwritten letter, or loose tea. One of the quainter aspects of life whose survival into the modern era defies logic. How can a form of the game that lasts a full five days, during which there is a high risk of very little happening, possibly compete with the thrills and spills and instant gratification of the limited-overs formats that now predominate?
Saturday 02 January 2010
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a 10-night holiday in South Africa in early February. Prices are for two people travelling together and include flights from Heathrow to Cape Town departing 6 February.
Sunday 27 December 2009
It's a long way down to the tip of South Africa, but with very little time difference, you can beat jetlag and head straight for the sands. Ian McCurrach offers a guide
Thursday 17 December 2009
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Travellers are being tempted by far-flung destinations when planning holidays for 2010, it was revealed today.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Wednesday 09 December 2009
She glides serenely into the room, with the grace and elegance of a swan. But like the swan, you do not see the non-stop motion of the legs, propelling Pam Golding here, there, everywhere...
Saturday 05 December 2009
Britain's beleaguered travel industry was not focusing on England's opponents in last night's World Cup draw, but on the venues where the team will play.
Friday 04 December 2009
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Saturday 28 November 2009
*Hate crimes in America are on the rise according to new figures released by the FBI this week, with African Americans and religious groups the main victims.
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Saturday 07 November 2009
I thought I knew Table Mountain. After five years as a foreign correspondent in South Africa, I thought I had rambled and scrambled over pretty much all of this rocky wilderness half a mile in the sky above Cape Town. Then a friend said: "Ah, but you haven't been up Disa Gorge. You've missed the best bit."
Tuesday 27 October 2009
After Trevor Nunn’s futile attempt to turn The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess into a book and song musical how bracing to return to the through-sung original where only the whites get to speak – or rather are denied the gift of song.
Wednesday 05 August 2009
The South Africa coach Peter de Villiers yesterday named an unchanged team for Saturday's Tri-Nations game against Australia in Cape Town, a decision he described as "easy".
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
Thought you'd seen it all after the Jeremy Paxman interview?
Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent
Far-right organisation has defended its actions on Facebook
Argentinian scored 'rabona' wonder goal for Tottenham in Europa League – see it here
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella