Stage and screen star Peter O'Toole, who shot to fame in "Lawrence of Arabia", has died at age 81 after a long illness.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has paid tribute to former South African boxer and junior flyweight champion Baby Jake Matlala, who has died aged 51.
Advocate George Bizos, Nelson Mandela's lawyer, confidant and friend, describes the icon's selfless strategy during the Rivonia Trial.
Former president Nelson Mandela's presence has left the world and South Africa a little better, writes Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
Best-selling author Tom Clancy, whose successful technological thrillers made him one of the biggest publishing phenomena of his time, has died.
Two years ago I invited Seamus Heaney to read at the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland.
Irish writer and poet Seamus Heaney, who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature, has died.
BP Southern Africa has announced the passing of its chief executive, Gerard Derbesy, who suddenly passed away at the age of 47.
Renowned Capetonian vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin, who was launched onto the world's stage by jazz legend Duke Ellington, has died.
The talented young singer made her mark with the instrument and inspired a generation.
Chief Justice Pius Langa reminded us that the Constitutional Court belonged to all people - not just the powerful.
Former Chief Justice Pius Langa’s legacy will guide those who follow in in his judicial footsteps.
The former chief justice was a tireless fighter for human rights - including for his loyal staff, writes Sipho Kings.
Tom Sharpe, who has died aged 85, was in the great tradition of English comic novelists.
Willem Hefer brought the Boschendal wine brand to life, but will be remembered for dramatically improving the healthcare of the Alexandra community.
Margaret Thatcher, also known as the "Iron Lady" has died, aged 87, after suffering a stroke.
Roger Ebert, who was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, has died in Chicago two days after he revealing his cancer had returned.
Chinua Achebe, who has died aged 82, was Africa's best-known novelist and the founding father of African fiction.
As we mourn a life lost, we should also remember to celebrate its tremendous success in so brief a period.