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  1. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... cases; no one has died at South Africa 2010. The worst to happen may have been a few perforated eardrums. There can be little doubt that the vuvuzela will symbolise this tournament long into the future and when footage of South Africa 2010 is viewed in the future, the memories of all who attended games in the likes of Rustenburg, Cape Town and Nelspruit will hark back to the polarizing ...

  2. Business - Comment

    Emerging-market acronyms are misleading and unhelpful

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:19am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... interest rates despite a surge in inflation to 9.3 per cent in July. As for South Africa, whose economy has been flirting with recession and which is still reeling from a five-month mining strike ... Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia and India. The Indian rupee and the Indonesian rupiah … [bely] their ‘fragile’ status Yet while the appropriateness of the categorisation was already questionable ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Storms gather over Africa’s 'Rainbow Nation'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 01:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg A toxic mix of government stasis, creaking infrastructure and social unrest is prompting doubts about South Africa’s stability in a continent with too many economic scare stories. It may, in the end, be events on a dusty patch of Highveld two hours’ drive from Johannesburg that end South Africa’s 18-year post-apartheid honeymoon. In the weeks ...

  4. News - World - NATURE

    Chimpanzees wired for war, 50-year study in Africa shows

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Group violence among African communities is 'inherent, not caused by impact of humans' Chimps wired for war, say scientists Deadly "warfare" between chimpanzees stems from an inherent streak and not, as so ...

  5. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church When South Africa won the right to host the 2010 World Cup six years ago, the promise was of an influx of foreign visitors and a significant boost to the local economy ... for the Mexicans that it becomes apparent the building isn't empty. Several isolated, anguished cries bounce off the walls above the dull, musical ding of the poker machines as fans of South Africa ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Springboks throw Handre Pollard in at deep end against All Blacks

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Youngster will start at fly-half for crucial clash South Africa will field fledgling international fly-half Handre Pollard against New Zealand ... for how we want to approach this game South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer “He played well in the three tests that he started. A couple of months ago, he was named the World Junior Player of the Year ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Obama to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa for Ebola fight

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... disease epidemic by sending 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and launching a health-care training and hygiene programme. The announcement came as the UN said China would send more medics ... disease die. Most of the new US effort will be concentrated in impoverished Liberia, the nation worst affected. Obama was to announce that the US Africa command would set up a base in Monrovia ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must stop its arms sales to war-torn South Sudan

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:49am by JEHANNE HENRY

    ... Jehanne Henry Jehanne Henry says if China is serious in its call for peace in South Sudan, where a brutal civil war is raging, it must stop the supply of weapons to government forces there Action on arms A conflict that has been raging in South Sudan since December has been characterised by extraordinary acts of cruelty against civilians, war crimes and possibly crimes against ...

  9. Business - Money - industry

    Brokers favour South Korea's worst-performing shipbuilders

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by BLOOM

    ... South Korean shipbuilders, this year's worst-performing industry group, are attracting buy recommendations from three of the nation's biggest brokerages after valuations sank to record ... is that there is still strong demand for new ships." While shipbuilding's importance to the economy has diminished since the 1970s, the nation's 10 biggest shipyards still employed 183,022 people ...

  10. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... moved into a new three-bedroom apartment. "I can get a bigger loan now; it may be the time to finally buy a home rather than swallowing this crazy rent rise." South Korea relaxed banks' mortgage restrictions this month as Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan, appointed last month, seeks to revive a property market in Asia's fourth-largest economy, boost growth ...




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