Stanley Uys

‘Dimwit’ beyond mum’s help

Sir Mark Thatcher has accumulated a £60-million (about R720-million) fortune through his ''business'' activities -- but Britain's most tenacious journalists have failed to uncover precisely what these activities entail. On one aspect, however, they agree: Thatcher's financial career took off after his mother, Margaret Thatcher, became Britain’s prime minister in 1979 and he traded on her position to clinch various deals, mostly in the arms trade.

Mandela life story: pure hero worship but original

According to Fatima Meer, Nelson Mandela wrote an autobiography in the late 1970s.

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