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He allowed himself a brief teary moment as he reached his 45th Test ton

ANC youth leader's hearing to proceed

South Africa's ruling African National Congress party has rejected a request from its Youth League leader, Julius Malema, to drop disciplinary charges against him, allowing a hearing to proceed that could derail the career of the populist firebrand.

South African police fire tear gas in clashes with Malema followers

South African police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of the controversial youth leader of the African National Congress (ANC) yesterday as he faced possible suspension from the party over his outspoken demands that embarrassed its leadership.

James Lawton: Unstoppable Bell makes Pietersen play second fiddle as England waltz

Bell set the agenda quite exquisitely. He greeted one Sreesanth over with successive fours, delivered with such forcethey might have come out of the barrel of a gun

Rugby round-up: Coach Kidney bemoans Ireland's inability to keep the ball

Ireland coach Declan Kidney insisted his team needs to improve after a 19-12 defeat to France on Saturday. The first-half of the World Cup warm-up in Bordeaux was dominated by the hosts, and despite an improved second-half from his team, Kidney refused to be too cheered.

Smit says record 810-cap Boks will bounce back

South Africa captain John Smit is confident his experienced players can shrug off their lack of recent on-field action and be up to face Australia in their Tri-Nations showdown today.

New Zealand beat Australia in Tri-Nations

The All Blacks atoned for their surprise loss to the Wallabies last year in Hong Kong with a clinical 30-14 victory over Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup in their Tri-Nations clash at Eden Park today.

Outside Edge: Olympic wait of expectation

Sadly they won't be doing "demonstration sports" at the London Olympics, but Coventry has picked up the baton at the start of the Cultural Olympiad leading up to the Games.

Video: 'Dead' man wakes up in morgue

Morgue workers in South Africa thought they saw a ghost after a 'dead' man woke up.

South Africa swaps bling for charity on Mandela day

Middle-classes will mark the former president's 93rd birthday today by doing voluntary work. Alex Duval Smith reports

Tory MEPs to vote against David Cameron's climate plan

Britain's Conservative MEPs are poised to deliver an embarrassing rejection of the Government's global warming stance today in a European Parliament vote on toughening climate targets.

Sima Barmania: South Africa - Post-apartheid, but still colour conscious

Returning to South Africa, I am always confronted by the extent to which this is a country of such stark contradictions.

Bell's impeccable century sets up England for chase to victory

England 377-8 dec Sri Lanka 184 & 112-3: Sri Lanka still trail by 81 runs with seven wickets left but could be saved by the weather

Shiyani Ngcobo: Musician who popularised the Zulu folk music known as maskanda

With the release of his only full-length album, Introducing Shiyani Ngcobo, on the UK’s World Music Network label in 2004, many doors were finally opened for a musician who had been playing since his teens. Although his understated “back-to-roots” take on the Zulu traditional maskanda style was largely ignored in South Africa, the recording led to two UK tours and helped put his music on the world stage.

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