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    1. Westminster Blog

      May 11, 2016

      Gordon Brown quotes JFK as he throws weight behind Remain camp

      In the dying moments of the Scottish referendum campaign two years ago Gordon Brown electrified the unionist side with...

    2. February 18, 2016

      A requiem for Anglo American, the octopus of South Africa

      It is a short walk from the imposing former headquarters of Anglo American at 44 Main Street, Johannesburg, to the...

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    1. February 17, 2016

      Even good leaders should know when to quit

      Like many African leaders, Yoweri Museveni preached democracy even as he was seizing power through the barrel of a gun....

    2. January 25, 2016

      Diversification could be key to withstanding political risk

      Investors in South Africa knew that the country faced a rockier future than they might have hoped for when Nelson...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      November 24, 2015

      Municipal discontent

      Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in...

    4. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Department of “Huh!?!?”: QE has retarded business investment!? - Of Utopias past and present....

    5. October 25, 2015

      South Africa: Barriers to entry

      Student leaders pump their fists in the air, rallying crowds with chants of “amandla.” The requisite response of...

    6. September 10, 2015

      South African rugby searching for the spirit of ’95

      There is a photograph that hangs in stadiums, pubs, homes and even boardrooms throughout South Africa. It shows...

    7. September 10, 2015

      How a World Cup pitch paved the way for rugby’s professionalism

      Rugby union came late to World Cups. While football started in 1930, rugby league in 1954 and cricket in 1975, it was...

    8. July 26, 2015

      Full transcript: Mac Maharaj on Mandela, Zuma and South Africa

      The following is a transcript of a wide-ranging interview between Alec Russell, News Editor of the Financial Times, and...

    9. July 24, 2015

      Here comes Africa

      In March, Africa’s most populous nation provided one of the most poignant affirmations of the power of democracy since...

    10. July 24, 2015

      Interview: Mac Maharaj

      In the desultory anti-apartheid days of early 1976, the central quadrangle at Robben Island witnessed a compelling...

    11. July 2, 2015

      Vanessa Gounden, owner and creative director, Vanessa Gounden Fashion

      Vanessa Gounden laughs, nervously. Her career history is “not a normal one”, she explains. We are meeting in her newly...

    12. June 1, 2015

      Fifa scandal overshadows South Africa’s legacy

      Vuvuzelas and votes When a frail Nelson Mandela, the iconic former South African president, was wheeled out in a golf...

    13. May 29, 2015

      Mandela’s South Africa safari hideaway

      When in February 1990 Nelson Mandela was finally freed after 27 years’ incarceration, he traded his cell at Victor...

    14. February 8, 2015

      André Brink, South African novelist, 1935-2015

      André Brink, the South African author who died at the weekend aged 79, was for five decades at the forefront of...

    15. January 30, 2015

      Apartheid murderer Eugene de Kock given parole in South Africa

      PRETORIA, January 30 — Eugene de Kock, dubbed “Prime Evil” for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black...

    16. January 30, 2015

      Literature has liberated Africa’s authors

      When Nelson Mandela was serving 27 years in jail, he discovered a writer in whose presence “the prison walls fell...

    17. January 12, 2015

      Carleen Anderson, Ronnie Scott’s, London — review

      Carleen Anderson is a standout vocalist who immerses herself fully in each song she sings. She has a silky, beautifully...

    18. December 26, 2014

      Quotas cause ruck in South African rugby

      When Nelson Mandela handed the Rugby World Cup trophy to François Pienaar in 1995, Kaya Malotana was watching the event...

    19. October 19, 2014

      Sir Andrew Likierman of London Business School on good leaders

      Are you a successful leader? How would you know? Probably even more importantly, how would others know? These are...

    20. September 24, 2014

      Business alone cannot bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians

      In the midst of escalating conflict around the Middle East comes the depressing news that a joint Israeli-Palestinian...

    21. September 5, 2014

      Booming film industry boosts South Africa’s economy

      Three gun-toting men leap over obstacles and dash behind houses along a Soweto street that Nelson Mandela once called...

    22. July 31, 2014

      Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

      It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside...

    23. July 25, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Niall FitzGerald

      “I proposed to my wife here,” says Niall FitzGerald as we settle into a table at his favourite Italian restaurant. “She...

    24. May 2, 2014

      Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – DVD review

      Justin Chadwick, 2013 Pathé “An incredible true story that inspired the world.” There’s no arguing with a tagline like...

    25. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Hunt for mystery air passengers intensifies | As search for Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared...

    26. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2014

      London morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Poor China exports data damp Asia mood | Bourses fall in response to weak trade figures from the...

    27. February 3, 2014

      Nelson Mandela leaves $4m to family, staff and ANC

      The estate of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, has been provisionally valued at about $4.1m,...

    28. January 28, 2014

      Mamphela Ramphele to run for president in South Africa

      Mamphela Ramphele, the prominent academic and activist, is to lead South Africa’s main opposition party in its battle...

    29. January 2, 2014

      Film review – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

      Let the words “Cry freedom” ring across the world. Freedom from political cruelty and oppression. But freedom too,...

    30. December 27, 2013

      A year in a word: Selfie

      (noun) – a photographic self-portrait taken with a handheld gadget Nouns related to photography tend to also work as...

    31. December 27, 2013

      How Nelson Mandela’s example offers style lessons for a new year

      Almost a month after the death of Nelson Mandela, every talking head has weighed in with their own memoir or eulogy so...

    32. December 23, 2013

      How to eulogise the dead and departing

      There is a lot of talk at funerals: the funerals of politicians especially; the funerals of revered elder statesmen...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      December 18, 2013

      Cricket fans at Wanderers Stadium

      hemba Hadebe/AP A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of the late president Nelson Mandela during the first...

    34. December 18, 2013

      Five non-business books that will inspire managers

      Year-end is the time for a clear-out of the business books I haven’t read and those I never finished. We get sent...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2013

      Mandela statue unveiled

      Oli Scarff/Getty Images A military fly-past above a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela shortly...

    36. December 15, 2013

      Knowing Mandela, by John Carlin

      Knowing Mandela, by John Carlin, Atlantic Books, RRP£14.99, 160 pages By six days, Nelson Mandela outlived a white...

    37. December 15, 2013

      EU to urge Myanmar to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to seek presidency

      EU member states will urge Myanmar’s former military rulers to change the country’s constitution and electoral laws to...

    38. December 15, 2013

      Thousands gather as Nelson Mandela laid to rest

      Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest on Sunday after a state funeral that was laced with emotion and touching...

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