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Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ..

Nominations open for Legco election

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

It remains unknown whether the appointment is a plus or minus

DAB lawmaker Starry Lee Wai-king, on being made a member of Exco

The brother's arrest is the most symbolic sign yet of President Lee having become a lame duck

A commentator on the bribery charges facing the brother of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (above)

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Florence Tsang Chiu-wing

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'Invictus' widens game's appeal

If South Africa make it to the cup final tomorrow - their captain, Kyle Brown, will not have to look far for motivation. One word, repeated three times will do the trick. 'Focus, focus, focus.'

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Zuma might not live up to worst fears

In less than two weeks, Jacob Zuma will be elected as South Africa's new president. Many people see this as the beginning of the end for South African democracy, even for South Africa as a developed country, because Mr Zuma is an ill-educated populist who attracts criminal charges the way rotting meat attracts flies: rape, corruption, racketeering, fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

10 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Business out of bounds

Built on 260 hectares of former rice paddy on the outskirts of Yangon in Myanmar is a golf course like few in the world, according to its designer, Gary Player. 'Of the many golf courses I have seen in the world, Pun Hlaing has to be in the top five,' the South African great said when it opened in 2002. 'It reminds me of Augusta, Georgia.'

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

You can make a difference - lead a meaningful life

There is a Chinese saying: 'People are naked when they are born and can take nothing with them when they die.'

We only live once and it is important that we don't waste our life.

Many people commit suicide because they are frustrated. We should make our lives more meaningful and try to do the best we can.

So how can we achieve fulfilment?

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

South Africa - The First Man, The Last Nation

South Africa - The First Man, The Last Nation

by R.W. Johnson

Phoenix, $120

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

An African model for Beijing

China's leaders watching the Group of Eight meeting in Scotland last week could have been forgiven a flush of pride. Unlike most of Africa, they no longer need their begging bowls to be filled by the planet's rich countries, thanks to economic reforms of the past 25 years.

12 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Discreet help in times of crisis

Recently, I agreed to become one of the founding members of a group called the Global Leadership Foundation. The non-profit group comprises former leaders with a collective government experience of more than 100 years, and was established under the initial patronage of Nelson Mandela, George Bush Snr and Lech Walesa.

1 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Baby steps towards democracy

Mass demonstrations have played a central role in the political evolution of many totalitarian states. I lived in two that were convulsed by public protests and went on to become democratic role models: South Africa and Taiwan. Although they are very different from Hong Kong, each offers similar, yet unique, experiences which could help understand the significance of the July 1 march.

8 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Fit to be king of the world

The bombshell fell on Tuesday and I still have not recovered. I rubbed my eyes a few times, checked that I did not have a fever, made sure that my hearing was not defective, but it was all no good - Nelson Mandela really had said that he was retiring.

4 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Who's your favourite political or historical figure and why?

Kiran Aswani, 14

30 May 2004 - 12:00am

When the party's over

On April 27, 1994, after votes were cast in South Africa's first democratic, multi-racial elections, Nelson Mandela - who had been freed just four years earlier after serving 27 years in prison - declared: 'We are starting a new era of hope, reconciliation and nation building.'

27 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

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

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.

9 Jan 2004 - 12:00am