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During the March school holidays, my family and I travelled to Cape Town, South Africa. Affectionately known as the 'Mother City', Cape Town is South Africa's oldest city and administrative capital, and the gateway to its Western Cape province. Vastly endowed with nature's wonders and steeped in multicultural legacies, it is widely regarded as one of the most magnificent cities in the world, writes Shaliza Ibrahim.
Peter Carl Faberge, royal jeweller of the last two Russian Czars, created exquisite masterpieces of jewellery that have enthralled collectors to this day. Each work of art is imbued with a sense of history and delicacy of design, setting a new standard in artistic excellence.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela defied doctors' advice to take his country's plea to host the 2010 World Cup to Trinidad on Friday.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter believes the race to host Africa's first World Cup in 2010 could be as tight as four years ago when Germany pipped South Africa by one vote for the 2006 tournament.
B>T/B>HE Government's initiative of ridding society of corruption, inefficiency and poor service is a laudable effort. Though a daunting task, it would be unfair to suggest that efforts to streamline departmental productiveness are not producing results. Yet complaints and commentaries give the impression that much is left to be desired, writes Dr ISMAIL NOOR.