Our transformation challenge: The Blue Bulls show the way!
By Steuart Pennington in South Africa The Good News Newsletter no 263 01 June 2010
“It just shows how far we have come as a nation” were Victor Matfield’s final words as he reflected on the Bulls semi-final in Orlando Stadium, having said earlier “Hearing vuvuzelas and boere-musiek [...]
FROM PROJECT 2010 Issue 184
On 21 May you will see Joburgers getting their weekend off to a rousing start as they celebrate the 20-day countdown to the 2010 World Cup with a sizzling street party in Vilakazi Street, Soweto, starting at 14:00, notes a Media Update report. ’Once again tourism industry stakeholders throughout the [...]
Shows can be booked through www.computicket.com or contact the theatre directly. Great World Cup fare coming up
SHOWING AT JOBURG THEATRE www.showbusiness.co.za Boys in the Photograph
A passionate musical dealing with the power of soccer to heal rifts and bring a fractured community together. Set in Belfast, Ireland, the game of soccer is recreated on stage with some [...]
Fifa concert ready to rock
May 4, 2010 11:01 AM | By Staff Reporter for TIMES LIVE
The final line-up for the Fifa World Cup Kick-Off concert has been announced, and includes local favourites Freshlyground, Hugh Masekela, the Soweto Gospel Choir, the BLK JKS and The Parlotones.
Acclaimed African hip-jop artist K’NAAN, who recently recorded the uplifting “Wavin’ [...]
I tend in my blog posts to focus on Jozi and its surrounds, but this time I am going a little further afield. Packed with a thermos of coffee and the inimitable South African ‘padkos’ (food for the road), I drove down with my son to Port Elizabeth nearly two weeks ago. At the near mid-way mark at [...]
From : JT Communication Solutions
German School Bazaar heats the winter chill
The annual Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg Schulbasar will provide a fun-filled day of entertainment on Saturday 29 May 2010. Since 1893, the Deutsche Schule zu Johannesburg has hosted this event, nurturing it to become a “must see” on the Johannesburg lifestyle calendar. On several [...]
A team led by Professor Lee Berger, a renowned palaeoanthropologist from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (aka Wits University) has described and named a new species of hominid, Australopithecus sediba, almost two million years old, which was discovered in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, 40 kilometres out of Johannesburg, South Africa. “Sediba, [...]
What went right in 2009Dec 30th, 2009
by Pierre De Vos.
(1) South Africa had another free and fair election (it’s fourth!) without any serious violence and the fourth democratic President was inaugurated soon afterwards.
(2) The government decisively changed direction on HIV/AIDS and President Jacob Zuma appointed a health minister who clearly understands that the problem [...]
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 event. Just [...]
Because of the advantage of training at high altitude, Gauteng is definitely favoured. The Australian team – the Socceroos –will base themselves at the Kloofzicht Lodge in the Zwartkops Mountains between Johannesburg and Pretoria. About a 45 minutes drive from both cities, they will be close to the Cradle of Humankind. For training, they will [...]