Monthly Archives: December 2009

Making sense of Joburg’s geography Part 1

As an international tourist who has never visited Joburg, it can be a very confusing place.  There are many reasons for this: The boundaries have changed over time It covers a huge area There is very poor street signage There has been no useable tourist public transport, although this is in the process of being [...]

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Looking back on 2009 – the good news in South Africa

Check  SA Goodnews no 242 13 December 2009 on  http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/newsletter_archive/the_best_of_2009_2.html And from Project 2010 Issue 165 18 Dec 2009 2009 will be remembered as the year that South Africa staked its claim to hosting a successful 2010 World Cup. Certainly, the past 12 months have marked an extraordinary turnaround in the preparations for this mega sporting [...]

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Getting from Joburg to other 2010 matches:check www.topplaces.co.za

From www.topplaces.co.za   Ground Handling We offer a complete ground-handling service with shuttles and transfers to and from airports and hotels.  We have offices and staff on duty at the following airports to assist your clients:  Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban,  Pretoria, Polokwane, Nelspruit, George, Bloemfontein.   Getting to Rustenburg, Polokwane and Nelspruit We are able to offer you [...]

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Joburg the best base for 2010 soccer

Joburg is definitely the place for soccer fans and TV crews to base themselves for the 2010 World Cup. Of the 63 matches, 15 are in Joburg – either ar Ellis Park or Soccer City. In addition to these, 6 matches are in Pretoria (58 km/36 miles) and 6 are in Rustenberg (165km/102 miles).  And there [...]

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Soccer City is breath-taking

There are thousands of photos of Soccer City … but none of them have been mine .. until yesterday when I had the privilege of actually experiencing that space.  Stefania, the project manager of Soccer City, has been  a guest at Amanzi Guesthouse around the corner.  So it’s thanks to Pam that she, myself and three others were given [...]

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