I’ve been having a lot of fun on Twitter lately. I have made some new friends, not least of all a US-based rocker Katya, who composed a heart-wrenching ballad about the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Katya has been in contact with me regularly after I posted a piece about her song, called…
It was Mandela’s first Christmas as the newly-elected president of South Africa and I felt very fortunate to have been invited. At the time I was the senior writer of a new newspaper, the Sunday Independent. As a political correspondent who covered his ascent from prisoner to president, I had enjoyed a front row seat of Mandela’s difficult but fascinating journey to power.
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.
My first and most lasting personal finance lesson was delivered to me in an unmarked police car when I was a crime reporter. The tutor was a detective with a handgun strapped to each of his calves, another tucked into the back of his trousers and who knows where else
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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
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.