My editor immediately put through a call to his personal banker, who arrived later that day armed with application forms. And, shortly after that, a credit card with an enormous facility – far more than I could repay with at least three salary cheques – arrived.
Executions are commonplace, with thousands receiving the death penalty in China each year for at least 55 offences ranging from selling tainted food and corruption to murder
The US and the UK aren’t the only states with dirty intelligence secrets. China is also building its intelligence networks. I recently wrote a column on the blossoming relationship between Chinese and South African intelligence agencies, for a South African news organisation. HONG KONG: China and South Africa have agreed to work together on anti-crime fighting measures.…
Many people believe China’s policy of opening up its economy to the world is a major factor in lifting most of its population out of poverty in three decades. But, there’s a case to be made for its education system being just as significant a factor in its turbo-charged growth.
I stumbled across one of my Saturday Star newspaper scoops on a website this week: Doctors plan human cloning experiments on patients.
It ends with an ego boost: air traffic controllers hold all takeoffs and landings…We see we’re an event. Faces are pressed against every window around us. FLASHBACK
Part II of a series of articles that got up the noses of South Africa’s property royalty (if you missed the first piece, scroll down the page for more). Quick quiz for property people. Speaking of photographs and people getting their proverbial knickers in a knot, some Pam Golding Property (PGP) people took great umbrage…
When I was editor of a lively property news and commentary website, I looked forward to the weekly Tabloid Tuesday column – which took a cheeky slant on industry players who took themselves very seriously. I couldn’t resist publishing one of my all-time favourites here.