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.
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Saturday 29 November 2008
With a second leg win in sight and just a few miles to the finish in Kochi, south-west India, Ericsson 4's Brazilian skipper Torben Grael was looking over his shoulder yesterday as Bouwe Bekking in Telefonica Blue threw everything into making up what had been a 65-mile deficit at the end of the 4,450-mile run from Cape Town in the Volvo Race.
Friday 24 October 2008
Coetzee's latest novel (and it is one, in spite of all its formal games) puts the angry literary sage under scrutiny. Its narrator, "JC", shares traits with the flesh-and-blood writer, from Cape Town schooling to recent migration to Australia. Older, lonelier, gloomier, he sounds like a version of his creator on a bad day, or in a bad year.
Nadia Nerina: Ballerina whose effortless and dazzling virtuosity made her a favourite of Frederick Ashton
Tuesday 14 October 2008
Nadia Nerina's most famous role is so popular, so fixed in the minds of even the most casual ballet lovers, that any other ballerina would have sold her soul for the same chance of creating it. She was the adorable, mischievous Lise, the delinquent daughter determined to marry the man of her choice and heroine of La Fille mal gardée, Frederick Ashton's most-loved ballet.
Tuesday 23 September 2008
Friday 22 August 2008
Barely 10 months after its World Cup triumph, South African rugby is back at the crossroads peering with concern at disaster.
Friday 15 August 2008
The All Blacks will venture warily into the unknown in Cape Town on Saturday, aware of the gruelling expectations and certain pressure about to be exerted by both the world champions Springboks and their own nation in the match that may decide this year’s Tri-Nations Championship.
Thursday 14 August 2008
Graham Henry says he’s the best half-back in the world, a player of true class and quality. Former England coach Brian Ashton says he is the player who ran the game for the Springboks at last year’s World Cup. Heyneke Meyer believes he is the best No. 9 that South Africa has ever produced. Certain members of the South African Parliament believe he shouldn’t even be in the Test team facing New Zealand this Saturday in Cape Town.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
Mils Muliaina admits it is the No. 1 topic of the All Blacks’ week. How do they match up to the elevated level established against Australia 10 days ago when they take on South Africa in Cape Town this Saturday?
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Younes Kaboul could still be set to join Portsmouth after his agent revealed the Frenchman has turned down Sunderland.
Saturday 19 July 2008
A central conundrum of South African history since the Second World War is that its principal polarities were determined broadly by the Hitler-Stalin pact. Leading figures of the apartheid regime, such as the former president John Vorster and the head of the Bureau of State Security, General Hendrik van den Berg, had been interned during the war as pro-Nazi paramilitary leaders.
Wednesday 28 May 2008
It was one of many townships across South Africa hit by xenophobic violence but one of the first to say sorry and plead with its foreign victims to return home.
Saturday 24 May 2008
The wave of xenophobic violence that has convulsed South Africa reached Cape Town yesterday with mobs looting shops and immigrants forced to flee a squatter camp which came under attack on the outskirts of the city.
Friday 18 January 2008
A man who almost drowned after being dragged into a whirlpool has made a "miraculous" recovery, despite his pulse stopping for almost an hour.
Tuesday 15 January 2008
He's been spotted on top of Table Mountain, been a stowaway on board a trawler and visited an upmarket shopping centre. Meet Cape Town's latest celebrity: John Wayne, a 10-year-old baboon.
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