Sport Jacques Kallis gets a kiss on the head from South Africa captain Graeme Smith after the all-rounder's century

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

Pietersen feels best form is close

Kevin Pietersen was satisfied with his first outing for South African side Dolphins, saying he felt that his best form was not too far away.

My career is 'on the way down' admits Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he may never reach the heights he did previously as an international batsman.

Pietersen wants to make most of South Africa stint

Kevin Pietersen is hoping to make the most of his brief stint with South African side the Dolphins ahead of what he expects to be a very tough winter.

A taste of Africa

Exotic meats, red-hot peppers and Nelson Mandela's favourite pudding – foods from Ghana to Botswana are starting to tempt British palates, says David Gerrie

Cullinan diamond sale boosts Petra

Petra diamonds, the largest diamond producer on London's junior AIM market, posted better-than-expected annual results yesterday, boosted by the sale of the 507-carat Cullinan Heritage diamond.

Summertime, By JM Coetzee

A curious novel, in which fiction and biography are mingled, leaving one to wonder fruitlessly how much is true. The story begins with a few notebook extracts, dated from the 1970s, by the late writer "John Coetzee".

Busi Mhlongo: Singer whose music came to symbolise the struggle for justice in South Africa

A spirited and versatile performer who could switch from a whimper to a roar in a single note, the South African singer Busi Mhlongo achieved worldwide fame in the latter part of her career. She spent many years in exile from the horrors of apartheid, living and working in Portugal, North America, the Netherlands and the UK. Of the half-dozen solo albums she released, Urbanzulu (1998) was the best known, an innovative reinvention of the tough, bouncy maskanda music of her Zulu roots, hitherto an almost exclusively male preserve.

Kings of the Water, By Mark Behr

Early in the new millennium, Michiel Steyn returns to his family's farm in South Africa for his mother's funeral. It proves a difficult experience: his political views, forged in left-liberal circles in California during his long exile, clash with those of his Afrikaner family, while his elderly father, in particular, struggles to accept his homosexuality.

County round-up: Pietersen falls for one after latest struggle to find form

Kevin Pietersen's miserable time with the bat continued yesterday when he dismissed for just one in Surrey's Second Division match against Glamorgan, which petered out into a draw.

Pietersen cleared to play in South Africa

Cricket South Africa has approved a request from the Dolphins for Kevin Pietersen to play two games for his former team next month.

Ultra-Running: A marathon is no longer good enough

Running 150 miles across the Sahara is the new way middle-aged men are coping with their mid-life crises

Leading article: Blow out

The South African World Cup is over, but the great debate of the tournament drones on. Vuvuzelas: an atmosphere enhancer and wonderful new way for fans to project their support for their team? Or a diabolical, ear-splitting, enjoyment-shattering health hazard? It is safe to say that Uefa has taken up its place in the anti-vuvuzela camp with its decision yesterday to ban the plastic horns from Euro 2012 qualification and Champions League games.

Sleeper's Wake, By Alistair Morgan

After surviving a car crash in which his wife and five-year old daughter are killed , Durban-based journalist, John Wraith, travels to the coastal region of Nature's Valley to recuperate. Here he meets another family traumatised by loss, including a devout bereaved father and damaged teenage girl, Jackie.

South Africa: Million state workers strike

More than one million state workers went on strike for more pay yesterday.

My Life In Travel: Hugh Masekela, jazz musician

'In Bath, I feel I might meet Caesar'
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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

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How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

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