The 32 teams for the 2010 World Cup Finals:
EUROPE ZONE England, Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Serbia , Denmark, Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece *France *Portugal *Slovenia * (* secured a place via the play-off’s.)
ASIA ZONE Australia, DPR Korea, Japan, Korean Republic.
AFRICA ZONE South Africa (Hosts), Algeria *Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana.
SOUTH AMERICA ZONE: Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, [...]
Project 2010 [Issue 157] reports: ‘National Arts Festival organisers are in the throes of putting together a massive programme to coincide with the 2010 World Cup. The Herald reports that the 2010 festival in Grahamstown has been extended to 15 days from the normal 10 and the hopes are that soccer fans will pour into [...]
I have had the privilege of being provided with beautifully handcrafted cloths, intricately decorated with beads and safety pins to sell to guests. Through a guest staying here at the guest house I met up again with Mbhanyele Jameson Maluleke, whom I had first met whilst I was still at Wits. Mbhanyele Jameson runs a group project [...]
Johannesburg CBD has seen upheavals and disruptions this week with striking SAMWU workers overturning rubbish bins and scattering the trash on the streets. While the strike for low wages is legitimate, there has been severe criticism of the unruly behaviour of some strikers. Redi Direko, one of 702’s talk show hosts, used words to the effect [...]
The Confed cup went very well with Sepp Blatter ending up giving SA’s event a 7/10. One of the big criticisms was the transport to and from the stadiums and this was without the difficulties of getting from A to B without your own vehicle. But things are happening to change this:
Rapid Rail or Gautrain
Had several Lions supporters stay over the week-end. What great guys and what sportsmanship – not a whinge about the last minute victory for the South Africans. Appropriately also had a visit from Paul Smith who wrote ‘Great Moments of Sportmanship’ and will be interviewed by John Robbie on Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday. Paul’s website is www.GreatMomentsOfSportsmanship.com . Take [...]
Getting around Joburg: what are the present options?
Introduced throughout South Africa in 1977, these 15-seater minibuses grew into a massive virtually unregulated industry. As their name suggests, they are more akin to small buses than to traditional taxis or cabs which either roam or are called to a destination (see metered taxis below). Because [...]
SANParks has announced that bookings for accommodation in all its National Parks including Kruger National Park for both June and July 2010 will open on the 1st July 2009. The FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup takes place from 11 June to 11 July 2010. The opening of reservations for two months at a time will be a [...]
Getting around Joburg : overview
Getting from A to B or more importantly from your B&B to THE game, has been much in the news of late with some horrendous stories about traffic chaos getting to Confed Cup games. Massive changes are in process at the moment – but none of them were ready in time [...]
Much of the talk on Radio 702 yesterday focused on the vuvuzelas at the Confederation Cup soccer games and it seems there are polarized opinions of them – people either love `em or hate `em. FIFA’s initial concerns about the vuvuzela (probably influenced as much by their potential for competitive advertising, as by the loud cacophony [...]