Whyte is all the rage

With two more to hit the century mark, Douglas Whyte is all the rage in the Jockey Challenge with a solid book of eight rides.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Reaching an agreement in Durban is our only hope

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference got underway in Durban, South Africa, on Monday, people around the world are paying increased attention to policymakers' progress in tackling the causes of global warming.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pendulum keeps swinging, but Sha Tin is Whyte's domain

The empire well and truly struck back when Douglas Whyte landed his five-timer at Sha Tin last Sunday as all and sundry were declaring the championship over.

The clock is ticking with the last five meetings and 48 races to run and the Durban Demon is dangerous again today at his favourite haunt but after what we have seen unfold in the past three weeks, anything is possible.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Michael Church In South Africa

The motto on one of the regimental flags fluttering above the modest, single-storey barracks of the Natal Mounted Rifles on the edge of Durban reads, 'Rough but ready'; it could just as easily be the unofficial slogan of the 2010 finals.

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Wild team desperate to bring German game up to scratch

Germany has yet to become a force in the world game but the Wild Rugby Academy (WRA) is trying to change that - starting with the GFI HKFC Tens in Hong Kong tomorrow.

The academy was set up in Heidelberg 18 months ago to strengthen the country's coaching and playing stocks with the aim of qualifying for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Durban Demon makes the right call on Lucia

It took a sleepless night and a bit of hard thinking, but champion rider Douglas Whyte came up the right way with the choice between Lucia and Many Gains in the third event.

Whyte had done plenty of work over several months with Many Gains to ready him for his debut, scheduled especially for Boxing Day, only to find him clashing with the John Size-trained Lucia.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Workers united in praise of the men in suits

What does it take to make men in suits sing the praises of the working man, even extolling as sacred his right to withhold labour? And what does it take to get workers literally singing the praises of the men in suits?

Answer: A World Cup construction site threatened by a strike.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Freed voice

Sakhula, an Afro-fusion band visiting Hong Kong this week, are proof South Africa today is a long way from the repressive and racially segregated country it was just a few years ago.

23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

South African service extended

Durban-based Uni-feeder shipping line will add two larger 12,500 deadweight tonne ships a week to its service between Durban and Beira in Mozambique.

4 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Second medal

YIP Lun-ming won Hong Kong's second indivudal medal at the World Veterans Athletics Championships in Durban when he finished second to Mexico's Antonio Tejada in the 10,000 metres event in the men's 75 and over age group.

20 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Durban-bound seniors aim for SAR's first gongs

A 20-strong team of local veteran athletes will depart for South Africa today in an attempt to become the first international medal winners of the new Special Administrative Region.

Together with a squad of 10 supporters, the SAR team will compete in the World Veterans' Athletic Championships, which will be staged in Durban.

15 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Maersk boosts service

Danish shipping and energy group A P Moeller's Maersk Line says it is increasing its twice-monthly container vessel sailings between Europe and Africa to weekly services with immediate effect.

The service sails from Algeciras, Spain to Durban and Cape Town in South Africa,

21 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Uniglory to reorganise Asian container service

UNIGLORY Marine Corp of Taiwan will reorganise in June its Asia-South Africa-east coast of South America operation into a dual-service system.

This will consist of an Asia-South Africa shuttle operation and an Asia-South Africa-east coast of South America operation.

The company provides a 10-day service on the route with nine containerships.

1 May 1995 - 12:00am

Uniglory service

TAIWAN'S Uniglory Marine Corp will launch its new service between the Far East and the east coast of South America at the end of March.

Sailings will be every 11 days, not 18 days as originally intended.

The line is deploying five of its 998-TEU (20 ft equivalent unit) C-class ships on the route, together with three F-class ships, each of around 960 TEUs.

7 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Dusting off all that paranoia about Durban

IF ever there were a city in urgent need of psychoanalysis, then Durban must surely be it. For there can be no other city in the world so generously blessed in terms of physical and man-made attractions and yet so determinedly self-deprecating.

22 May 1993 - 12:00am