A personal reminiscence of the Nobel laureate, whose anti-apartheid novels masked her own ruthless ideology

‘Although Mandela is an incomparably more important figure than Princess Diana, the process by which the real person is replaced by a fantasy is no more edifying this time’

The assistance Nelson Mandela’s party received from the Soviet Union still influences the ideology of South Africa’s government

Most of the world-beating cricket team of the 1970s were anti-apartheid. Now they are shut out from the national game

Britain quietly allowed anti-apartheid exiles to run guerrilla operations from London as long as they stayed off the streets

Health care reform is one of the hardest things in politics. If Obama may be heading for defeat or a bloody draw, this is nothing compared to what awaits the ANC as it attempts to force through its National Health Insurance scheme.

As Jacob Zuma takes over as South Africa’s president, the ‘Beloved Country’ needs to break with idolatry