European yacht investor Tamas Hamor only buys South African yachts. That’s because learning to sail in the world’s most treacherous seas has given the country’s boat designers and manufacturers a distinct advantage.
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…
I was terrified. I couldn’t stop the tears from slipping down my face, which he enjoyed tremendously as he tried tugging me deeper into the water and I kept pulling back. He was getting a kick out of seeing my fear.
This is a school where 70% of the pupils are orphans. Only they don’t live in an orphanage. These teenagers are running households of children whose parents have been wiped out by HIV/Aids.
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.
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.…