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Soweto youngsters slow to respond to arrival of West Indies tourists.

South Africa: Home truths

In apartheid South Africa the security forces had the state's blessing to spy on, harass and `eliminate' its opponents. Gavin Evans should know - he was on their hit list, and fled to London. But when he went back recently to track down his police files, he found the new regime a little less than welcoming

Rugby Union: Thomas sent off as Wales succumb

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Mandela takes the shine off Winnie's goldmine

NELSON MANDELA is challenging the right of his former wife Winnie to pocket the profits she is making from their former home in Soweto.

Letter: Clinton the hero

Sir: With allegations of sexual impropriety putting President Clinton's job at risk, the American public now have a second chance to do what they should have done in the first place - elect Hillary.

Mandela goes into last lap as president

President Nelson Mandela reassured South Africans yesterday that there would be a peaceful transfer of power as he winds down his presidency, saying he could support a rival party member as deputy president.

Star witness refuses to damn Winnie

Albertina Sisulu was billed as the witness with the key to Winnie Mandela's downfall. Mary Braid in Johannesburg says her contribution was stunning, but not in the way expected.

Spies reveal Pretoria's dirty war on Winnie

Winnie Mandela was portrayed as the victim of a dirty propaganda war at yesterday's Truth and Reconciliation hearing. Mary Braid in Johannesburg says others accused her of being a police informer

Rugby Union: Tim Lane and Jeff Miller named as assistant coaches to Australian rugby union team

Former Wallabies Tim Lane and Jeff Miller have been named as assistant coaches to the Australian rugby union team. The pair will work under new coach Rod Macqueen who was named as Greg Smith's replacement on 10 September.

Gorilla is a hit bar none

Max the gorilla, back on his feet after being shot by a robber on the run, has become South Africa's latest cult figure. He was released into his enclosure at Johannesburg Zoo and reunited with his mate Lisa for the first time since his ordeal last Friday.

Falcons bring down Scotland

Gauteng Falcons 38 Scotland 35

Scotland look to their youth

Scotland will be looking for big performances from their less experienced players for tonight's game against the Gauteng Falcons in Brakpan after losing three members of their party.

Rugby Union: Shepherd follows Chalmers home

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Rugby Union: Joiner's happy return

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Lions to summon up the Gauteng spirit to nail mighty Natal

The Super 12 phenomenon has transformed southern hemisphere rugby to such a degree that Martin Johnson's Lions have been forced to adopt a whole new playing philosophy just to give themselves an even chance of survival, writes Chris Hewett.
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