comrades

Bruce Fordyce: Comrades King

Mention the Comrades Marathon, the world-famous 90-kilometre run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and one name still springs to mind: Bruce Fordyce, the "Comrades King", and one of the all-time greats of ultra-marathon running.

South Africa’s Comrades Marathon

The latest edition of the world's greatest ultra-marathon takes place on Sunday. Catch up on the history - along with some fascinating facts and anecdotes - of a race that's internationally recognised for the body-sapping challenge it poses and the camaraderie it fosters among its thousands of participants.

South Africans bring home Comrades gold

South African athletes won both the men's and the women's races in the 90th Comrades Marathon. Caroline Wostmann was the first female South African over the line in nearly two decades, crossing the line just 35 minutes after Rustenburg policeman Gift Kelehe won his first Comrades.

Comrades legends speak about their memorable races

Apartheid pervaded every facet of life in South Africa, and sport was no different. Black sportsmen and women were unable to compete on an equal footing, and the sports boycott made the country a pariah state. But marathons offered an open road to all.

Chabane was ‘a quiet strategist who worked for the people’

Paying tribute to the late Collins Chabane on Thursday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the compassionate and humble Public Service Minister had been genuinely committed to improving the lives of all South Africans.

The day Nelson Mandela walked out of prison

Twenty-five years ago today, on 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela walked out of jail and into a South Africa on the verge of becoming a new, transformed nation. We recall the events of that historic day.

Remembering Mandela, one year on

It has been a year since Nelson Mandela passed on. His departure, mourned by the world, still impacts us today, prompting us to live by his example with compassion, reconciliation and Ubuntu.

South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela

Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.

South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela

Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.

Black WWI soldier reburied alongside white comrades

Private Myengwa Beleza, a South African who died on the battlefields of France almost a century ago, on Sunday became the first black soldier to be buried alongside 600 of his white compatriots at a South African World War I memorial in northern France.