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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2010 Fan Guide
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 From SA GoodNews
With less than 40 days to go until kickoff, the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee has released a comprehensive, easy-to-read 92-page guide to the tournament, packed with practical information on stadiums, host cities, fan parks and much more. There’s useful information [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
‘Good at the extraordinary but not so good at the ordinary’ is a quote from Albie Sachs, the retired Constitutional Court Judge and former activist in the freedom movement. South Africa always gets notoriously bad press. I think I can safely say that the majority of my guests who have never been to South Africa before [...]