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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Wednesday 29 July 2009
Louis Mzomba: 'The Government has to do something to make sure that when we teach these kids, proper learning can take place'
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Louis Mzomba is a schoolteacher in South Africa. He’s a man in love with his job and his country but sometimes they make him cry. Take the case of Andile.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Cyril John Alliston, a missionary of the Anglican church, a servant of the late British Empire and benevolent pastor to people of many of its races, died in Cape Town three weeks short of his 98th birthday. The life of this modest and saintly man, who was more committed to Christianity than to mere religion and who abhorred the word "denomination", illustrates the changes that came over his country and its ways of worship in the course of the 20th century.
Doctor Cecil Helman: Medical anthropologist, GP and writer who found fame with his book 'Suburban Shaman'
Wednesday 01 July 2009
In the summer of 1973, I made a pilgrimage to the Jerusalem home of the great Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai. Later that same year Cecil Helman. It is possible that Amichai liked neither of us and decided we deserved one another, though we preferred to think the opposite. Either way, he gave Cecil my telephone number, thereby creating a constant friendship that was broken only by Cecil's death at the age of 65.
Wednesday 24 June 2009
British and Irish Lion Nathan Hines has received a one-week ban that will rule him out of contention for the second Test against South Africa in Pretoria.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
England wing Ugo Monye has been drafted into the British and Irish Lions starting line-up for today's game against the Southern Kings.
Saturday 13 June 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Wales captain Ryan Jones has been ruled out of the British and Irish Lions' tour of South Africa - just one day after arriving.
Monday 08 June 2009
Head coach Ian McGeechan has revealed he is unlikely to give his British and Irish Lions Test team a trial run before their opening showdown against world champions South Africa.
Monday 08 June 2009
Barney Zackon was forced into exile in Britain, at 37, at the height of his career as a defence lawyer and political activist in apartheid South Africa. His courageous work as a Cape Town attorney arranging the defence of a flood of African insurrectionists in the critical years after the Sharpeville emergency in 1960 must have been behind the banning order served on him, with no reasons given, by the Justice Minister B.J. Vorster in March 1965.
Wednesday 03 June 2009
Back in the 1960s, a white speech therapist working at Cape Town 's Groote Schuur hospital made a grim discovery in her life.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Saturday 18 April 2009
Back in 2004, when Fifa president Sepp Blatter opened the envelope and announced that South Africa had won the bid to host the 2010 World Cup, his words were barely audible above the roaring crowd, and a collective cheer rose above the rainbow nation. Sitting next to the most powerful man in football, Nelson Mandela couldn't hold back the tears as he raised the World Cup trophy.
Wednesday 15 April 2009
She may be listening to a Monteverdi madrigal, playing gently in the background. Or perhaps on a sunny day, she will be sitting by the canal which runs past the end of her garden in this leafy suburb of Oxford, watching a heron, less than a mile from the busy centre of England's city of dreaming spires.
Thursday 09 April 2009
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness