Monthly Archives: June 2010

Film Festival at Brazil Sensational Experience: Sandton Convention Centre

The Film Festival at Brazil Sensational Experience starts tomorrow! They are all Brazilian films with football as their key theme.   The Film Festival is open to everyone, but registration is required as capacity is limited.  Films will be in Portuguese with English subtitles and will run between 16:00 and 18:00 on the dates listed below.   Wednesday [...]

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To be truly tourist friendly Joburg needs to solve its public transport problems

Mail and Guardian (June 18-24; Vol 26 no 23 p 12)) ran an article by Duduzile Mathebula entitled ‘We love you South Africa – World Cup tourists give the country the thumbs up but public transport is a major gripe’. It seems that most of the foreign visitors are ‘overwhelmingly positive’ about their initial experiences [...]

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A World Cup viewing experience like no other SA Good News Newsletter # 267 | 29 June 2010

By Azure Janneker – SAB and Steuart Pennington – SA Good News “I’ve been to Soccer City and the Innes Free Fan Park, but I’m going to watch the next game at a Castle Kingdom tavern in one of the townships.”    “A what?”   “A Castle Kingdom…you know, the true personification of warm South African hospitality [...]

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More positive views on South Africa: Speech by Christo Wiese

This is a speech delivered in May 2010 by Dr Christo Wiese, Director of Primedia and Chairman of Shoprite HoldingsA few years ago I read a very interesting book, by a Lebanese writer, one Taleb, titled the Black Swan. By now, I am sure, we’ve all heard the story of the “once enigmatic” Black Swan [...]

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‘South Africa Rolls Out the Ubuntu in Abundance’ Shari Cohen’s article

The Huffington Post  Shari Cohen  International development worker in the public health sector Posted: June 15, 2010 11:35 AM South Africa Rolls Out the Ubuntu in Abundance I went on a rant the other day regarding the cost of the 2010 World Cup versus all the critical needs South Africa is facing and whether or not [...]

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