Newbies get right down to business

'Business, mate, I'm getting down to business,' said self-confessed Sevens virgin Martin Herman, when we collared him picking up a fresh beverage.

Saturday, 28 March, 2009, 12:00am

Mainland woman killed in Johannesburg robbery

A mainland woman has been robbed and killed in Johannesburg, two days after two employees of a mainland company were also robbed and killed by armed assailants in the South African city.

The deaths prompted the Chinese consulate in Johannesburg to call a meeting yesterday to warn citizens to take necessary measures to protect themselves from crime.

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Busy news anchor learns meaning of worldwide coverage

So you think your commute to work is long?

Check out broadcaster Jennifer Su's schedule. The RTHK radio host and Star News Asia anchor has added another gig to her busy schedule.

Since January, Su (right) has been presenting the African Business Report on Sky News through their affiliate network in Johannesburg.

24 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Name: Esther Moiloa

Age: 14

Country/City: South Africa, Johannesburg

School name: Redhill High School

Star sign: Leo

I am a shy and kind girl who lives in Johannesburg, the most populous city in South Africa. My idol is former South African president Nelson Mandela, because he's very courageous.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Join safari trip

If you would like to go on a safari trip to South Africa, here's your chance.

Applications for the Cathay Pacific International Wilderness Experience (IWE) 2007 are now open.

More than 50 delegates aged 16 to 18 from South Africa and 10 Asia Pacific Rim countries will be able to learn more about man's impact on the environment through the journey.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Husband too distraught to aid probe of S Africa murder

More than a week after the murder of a Hong Kong businesswoman in a botched robbery in South Africa, her husband is still too devastated by her death to talk to police about her death.

Tsang Chuen-tia, 41, was driving through Katlehong, a sprawling township that is home to mostly poor, unemployed blacks to the east of Johannesburg, when she was attacked.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

HK businessman tortured in S African robbery returns home for treatment

A Hong Kong businessman who was beaten and burned with boiling water and oil by a gang raiding his factory near Johannesburg, South Africa, has returned home for treatment of his injuries.

Zhao Limin and three of his employees, Michael Wang, Peter Hou and Lily Huang, were held up earlier this month by robbers.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Hijacked buildings reclaimed at gunpoint

Tenants from hell are hijacking entire buildings in Johannesburg and landlords are fighting back by hiring squads to drive out the invaders at gunpoint.

Hijacking of buildings has become increasingly common, with criminal gangs usurping landlords, collecting the rentals for themselves and threatening anyone, even public officials, who try to get them evicted.

23 Oct 2004 - 12:00am


1 Apartheid Museum The museum is as determined to keep alive the memory of a hated system as the new South Africa is to move beyond a dreadful legacy. And, even if make-believe, visitors are hurled into the core of apartheid the minute they hand over their entrance fee.

22 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

SAR should aspire to play greater role in Johannesburg summit

Whether world leaders (or you and I for that matter) have much or little faith in the outcome of the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg this week, they are there. Daily we get reports from the international press, some of which are also published in our local newspapers.

6 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Crowds shy away as Chiefs and Pirates return to action

Johannesburg: Both clubs involved in last week's Ellis Park stadium disaster returned to action but drew paltry crowds - in stark contrast to the 75,000 who tried to see them play each other on the night of the tragedy which claimed 43 lives.

20 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

SA soccer in the dock

Johannesburg: South African soccer league officials are to meet to discuss match-fixing allegations that threaten the country's bid to host the World Cup finals in 2006.

Among the claims are that First Division club City Sharks were paid 7,000 rand (US$1,060) to throw a game against Dynamos, a team fighting for promotion to the country's professional Premier League.

19 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Noise murder

Johannesburg: A mother is accused of stabbing her 22-year-old son to death with a bread knife after he refused to turn down his hi-fi, South African police say.

11 May 1999 - 12:00am

50 years ago

JOHANNESBURG (March 6): WITH one stroke of the pen the South African Government has created the biggest black market the country has ever known, commercial men in Johannesburg declared yesterday.

28 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Students on safari

Six students departed for a week-long wilderness adventure and race relations tour at the Lapalala Wilderness School near Johannesburg.

9 Jul 1998 - 12:00am