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  1. Mainland economy stays on recovery course

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland economy continued to recover last month as the expansion in industry and retail sales accelerated while capital investment maintained its strong momentum, official data released yesterday shows. Value-added industrial output, a key measure of activity in the manufacturing-dominated economy, grew at a 12-month high of 12.3 per cent from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692277/mainland-economy-stays-recovery-course
  2. Zulu Hart

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... for bravery. So it is an especially doltish reader who can't work out that Hart is going to end up at Rorke's Drift in South Africa, the site of a bloody battle between Briton and Zulu marked ... Ed Peters Zulu Hart by Saul David Hodder & Stoughton HK$185 Africa has proved fertile ground for novelists, from Rider Haggard (King Soloman's Mines) to John Gordon-Davis (Hold My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696366/zulu-hart
  3. Be calmed

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Kate Eshelby

    ... his crime-infested homeland of South Africa to live in Tanzania. The country has never suffered civil war, although Nialls has; the metal in his leg came from an attack in Ivory Coast ... president, forged a socialist country so, unlike neighbouring Kenya and South Africa, tourism here is a relatively new phenomenon. Nyerere, however, did believe that nationalism should come above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674087/be-calmed
  4. Favourites England and South Africa made to sweat by brave minnows

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai Big guns England and South Africa were given huge scares before qualifying for the Cup quarter-finals at the World Cup yesterday. England will meet Samoa in the Cup quarter-finals. The other tie in the top half of the draw will be between New Zealand and Wales. In the bottom half, South Africa play Argentina while Kenya take on Fiji. England and South Africa, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672324/favourites-england-and-south-africa-made-sweat-brave-minnows
  5. Ping pong poser holds key to free trip for Lions rugby test against South Africa

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... The installation is for a contest organised by the bank- and the Post is lending a hand. As sponsor of the British and Irish Lions' tour to South Africa this summer, HSBC is inviting fans to guess the exact number of ping pong balls. The three closest or exact responses will win a trip for two to South Africa, including accommodation and transport, to see the test match in Durban on June 20. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678761/ping-pong-poser-holds-key-free-trip-lions-rugby-test-against-south-africa
  6. Table Mountain

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Landmark South Africa's natural landmark is the enormous flat-topped mountain, which guards Cape Town. The mesa is 1,086 metres above sea level and together with Lion's Head ... is a kind of biome and there are more than 2,000 species of plants on the mountain. If you are lucky you will get to see the magnificent protea flowers, which are the national flower of South Africa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689457/table-mountain
  7. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... consulate make-believing we could also be like MJ the moonwalker. I couldn't help it. Not with the infectious attitude of Tembi Tambo, South Africa's consul general in Hong Kong, who ... highlighted the dangers when he said South Africa still 'has to do a little bit more' following the Confederations Cup which ended last Sunday. 'I would say you [the organising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685820/alvin-sallay
  8. Marriott to build 57 hotels in Asia despite shrinking global economy

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at a press briefing yesterday. In addition to Asia, 17 hotels are planned in Latin America, 30 in Europe and 34 in the Middle East or Africa. Altogether, the company will add 130,000 rooms worldwide. Mr Fuller said the expansions were planned years ago, so they would not be affected by the current crisis, since business had its ups and downs. Despite the shrinking global economy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670181/marriott-build-57-hotels-asia-despite-shrinking-global-economy
  9. Paddlers target third annual Dragon Run race

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'This is going to be the race of the season, given the quality field,' said two-time winner Dawid Mocke, of South Africa, who has returned to defend his title. A third of the competitors are from abroad and include some of the biggest names in the sport, such as last year's women's winner Michele Eray, who is also from South Africa. Stiff competition is expected from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698950/paddlers-target-third-annual-dragon-run-race
  10. The thrill of learning comes easier, later

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... The first years of school were spent in South Africa, where my father was mining for industrial diamonds. We lived there for two years from 1968 during apartheid. We moved to Detroit in the United ... Carter, who was so sweet to me. I didn't know a soul and she took me under her wing. Then we upped stakes again, going to South Carolina, which I hated. When you're 15 and thrown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686311/thrill-learning-comes-easier-later

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