With sterling strong against the South African rand, this is a great time to visit, says Mark C O'Flaherty
The Transvaal government bought the diamond for £150,000 and voted to present it to King Edward VII as a gift
The strange-looking lenticular clouds baffled resident of Cape Town
Don't just hibernate this season ... get on your bike
Cape Town's former archbishop compares struggle for gay rights to his fight against apartheid
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.
Former New Zealand head coach frustrated with referee Glen Jackson's performance in Auckland's 23-3 defeat to the Crusaders
It was funny how it took me longer time coming from Sudan to South Africa than it took my colleagues coming from other continents. I guess this could be another reminder (and a metaphor) of how much work we need to do as African to bridge the gaps between us and stop functioning like a big messed up family.
From the Explorers Club in Franschhoek to Wilderness Haven in the wild coastal town that is known as a top whale-watching spot...
A woman has died and 19 people were injured after an advertising tower outside a Linkin Park concert collapsed in strong winds last night.
It might require some pretty far out IVF advancements, but Matthew Knowles and Tina Knowles are going to have to produce some more offspring. For the good of humanity. All of the ones they've had so far have turned out marvellously.
A suspected stowaway has been found dead in the landing gear bay of a plane at Heathrow airport.
Manchester United have confirmed they will start their pre-season tour with two matches in South Africa next month.
Now... Book by midnight tomorrow, and Bridge the World has a week on the south west coast of Sri Lanka for £819pp, with an all-inclusive stay at the Mermaid Hotel and Emirates flights from Gatwick via Dubai on 13, 14 or 21 June. Bridgetheworld.com
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.
Chris Tremlett and Graeme Swann's fitness remains in doubt for England's final warm-up match against a Pakistan Cricket Board XI tomorrow.