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  1. Cape wineries in South Africa

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan The Cape's mild, sunny climate lends itself to growing fruit, and for wine lovers, that means grapes. A trip to South Africa's southernmost province isn't ... drive to the north of the city. It's an easy day-trip, but visitors should consider spending a night or two in Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, sleepy towns in the heart of wine territory. ...

  2. Why Beijing bothers with North Korea

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson North Korea warned recently that if the United States attacked with nuclear weapons, it would respond by firing ballistic missiles at US military bases in Japan, turning ... it is not known for sure whether the North has nuclear weapons, as it claims, and if so how many, what kind and whether a warhead could be made sufficiently small enough for a missile. But the nuclear ...

  3. Newly confident nation plays up to new role

    Posted Dec 27th 2004, 12:00am by Gavin Du Venage

    ... Gavin du Venage in Cape Town Blonde movie star Charlize Theron may not immediately suggest Africa, but for the woman who comes from a working class town in South Africa, and her thousands of local fans, skin colour was irrelevant when she won this year's Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Monster. In celebrity-starved South Africa, Theron's victory was milked ...

  4. Wine On

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... metres high. Facing north, they get the best of the long autumn sun, bringing the berries to sugar-laden maturity. With typical cabernet flavours aged in oak, this is a terrific value-for-money ... First, the good news. There are a record 500 winemakers in South Africa producing 4,000 wines, compared with only 125 about 25 years ago. Now the bad news: for inexplicable reasons Hong Kong ...

  5. A gathering consensus on Sudan?

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Drew Thompson

    ... Drew Thompson The unusual UN Security Council meeting in Nigeria today and tomorrow will address the north-south peace process in Sudan and explore additional options to pressure Khartoum to end the ongoing crisis in Darfur. The meeting, coincidentally, highlights China's role in the security council, and its growing interests in Sudan and Africa since the end of the cold ...

  6. Language point

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a capital W when we use 'the West' to refer to the western part of the world, especially western Europe and North (here, N is used instead of n because North America, like South Africa ... by parents who hope they will do better... The easing of visa requirements for some eastern European countries has made it easier to smuggle them into countries like Austria. When 'north ...

  7. Paddling for Cape Town

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland The Hong Kong Island Paddle Club team train for the international dragon boat club championships in Cape Town, South Africa, starting tomorrow. They are the only Asian representatives in an event that has attracted entries from Europe, North America and Australasia. 'I don't know why we're the only team going, there are hundreds of clubs in Malaysia, ...

  8. South Africa launches celebrations to mark '10 years of freedom'

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ADRIAN OOSTHUIZEN Updated at 11.11am: South Africa officially launched celebrations to mark '10 years of freedom' at a function in Hong Kong on Thursday evening. Consul-General Mario George Masher said a programme of events to commemorate a decade since the country's first democratic elections would take place in South Africa and internationally during 2004. South ...

  9. Into Africa, with a bevy of beauties from HK

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Africa to sign an approved destination status agreement with China, enabling mainlanders to visit in organised groups. Mr Okeyo dismissed suggestions Kenya was eyeing the Far East market because ...

  10. South Africa battle through against gutsy Kenyans

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Bill Wadsworth South Africa counted their luck and progressed to a Cup quarter-final with Australia when they overcame gutsy Kenya 24-12 in a bone-crunching Pool C showdown last night. The clash was never going to be pretty when Fabien Juries made one of his characteristic bursts down the left and was crunched by Allan Makaka and Lavin Asego. Dale Heidtmann put South Africa ahead ...




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