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  1. News - Asia

    Anger, anguish six months after South Korea ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:29am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul “Sewol ferry recovery update No. 377... Days since last body found-- 88.”  Six months after South Korea’s worst maritime disaster, the official e-mails keep ... and raised questions about what Asia’s fourth largest economy had come to and where it was going. The grief swiftly turned to anger as it became clear that the tragedy was almost entirely man-made-- ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African kidnappers 'planned to ransom' British businessman's bride, hears court

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Kidnappers 'planned to ransom' Dewani bride Hitmen allegedly hired by British businessman Shrien Dewani to murder his bride had planned to kidnap and ransom her, defence lawyers suggested in the Cape Town High Court yesterda ...

  3. Business - Economy - MONETARY POLICY

    Are central banks in emerging economies losing their nerve?

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 10:00am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... the next year or so. Yet the central bank is reluctant to raise rates as the economy flirts with recession. The longer South Africa puts off rate increases, the greater the risk that it will have ... Nicholas Spiro Improved conditions bring varying approaches in Turkey, South Africa, India and Brazil Winds of change Central banks across a clutch of emerging markets are grappling ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    South Africa coach hails Willie le Roux’s handiwork

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... was also pleased with South Africa's attacking display and commitment especially after what he termed the toughest week in his tenure in the lead-up to the game following injuries ... Reuters in Durban Heyneke Meyer heaps praise on fullback who had a hand in four of the hosts’ five tries against Wales Coach hails Le Roux's handiwork Coach Heyneke Meyer hailed South ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    France out to atone for South Africa debacle

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:40am by Reuters

    ... against Honduras in their tournament opener will help banish the painful memories. “I haven’t understood everything but I heard South Africa,” said French coach Didier Deschamps, fielding questions from reporters ahead of Sunday’s clash at the Beira Rio stadium. “You shouldn’t mention South Africa. We are now in another World Cup, we are in Brazil. We are not going to be judged ...

  6. Sport - Rugby - INTERNATIONALS

    Warren Gatland sizing up chance of history in South Africa

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... well against EP Kings but it's important we go out and perform to the level we know we can," said Gatland. "A test series in South Africa is always a tough challenge, but we ... In De Villiers' absence, South Africa will be led by 37-year-old Victor Matfield, who will make his return to test rugby three years after retiring. Jan Serfontein will replace Steyn. Meyer ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Victor Matfield heading for record-equalling 111th test for South Africa

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Reuters

    ... lock Victor Matfield will equal John Smit's test-match appearance record for South Africa when he leads out the Springboks against Wales for the first test at King's Park in Durban ... for South Africa against the World XV last weekend and really made the most of his opportunity," coach Heyneke Meyer said. "Lood has everything expected from a modern lock- not only is he ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Tolkien gesture

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... breakfast menus in a guest house on President Steyn Avenue, Bloemfontein, South Africa, is an unexpected inscription: "John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, ... that would be lost to a flood in the 1920s. Some remnants of that building, along with the plaque, are now incorporated in the structure of the Hobbit Boutique Hotel- one of South Africa's last ...

  9. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 17, 2014

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:19am

    ... are one of the main flashpoints in the South China Sea, with claims also from Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei. While China waits on shale gas, soaring energy demand create regional tensions |Source: Wilson Center The competition for energy could potentially shift traditional alliances as well. The Dalai Lama forces China to overplay its hand in South Africa |Source: ChinaFile African ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China playing a vital role in developing Africa's economy

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China's helping hand for Africa China and Africa are well suited for one another. African development is being held back by a lack of infrastructure and Chinese firms ... The big natural-resource deals signed by Chinese leaders during visits to Africa gives uninformed observers the impression that the main interest in the continent is its mineral wealth. Angola ...




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