Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

Rugby Nov 11, 2019

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

South Africa's rugby stars on Monday hoisted the World Cup before thousands of ecstatic fans at Cape Town's City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison. The Springboks' final stop on their victory tour pounded home the message of ...

World Cup winner Mark Andrews says pressure was 'horrendous'

Rugby Sep 14, 2019

World Cup winner Mark Andrews says pressure was 'horrendous'

As a member of the South Africa team that won the 1995 World Cup and was later immortalized in the Clint Eastwood film "Invictus," Mark Andrews is already assured of a place in rugby history. "We were just out of isolation, (Nelson) Mandela was the ...

Commentary / World Dec 24, 2013

Nelson Mandela: peace at last

by Gwynne Dyer

The Catholic Church consecrates saints with less pomp than was lavished on former South African leader Nelson Mandela during a week-long media orgy. Mandela was no saint; he was just the right man at the right time.

World Dec 15, 2013

Some Afrikaners unmoved by Mandela death

by David Smith

Dirk Smit's reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, it would be fair to assume, puts him in the minority of South Africans. "Sort of indifferent, to be honest," he said flatly of his feelings. "Calling him a terrorist was a fair comment. What we ...

Anti-apartheid movement recalls struggle

World Dec 15, 2013

Anti-apartheid movement recalls struggle

by Daniel Boffey

Key figures in the British anti-apartheid movement have spoken of their sadness at the death of Nelson Mandela, whom they described as a reluctant poster boy of a campaign that ended up focusing the world's attention on the horrors of apartheid South Africa. As their ...