Mark Gevisser wrote about South African identity in both the build up to the World Cup Cup http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article439527.ece/I-want-to-imagine-the-SA-of-my-dreams as well as after the final whistle had been blown: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/10/south-africa-unites-over-football . See his latest take on what it means to be a South African in late 2010: http://www.arttimes.co.za/news_read.php?news_id=2683
Two Australian guests staying here at Liz at Lancaster were determined to see Soccer City and to experience a local game. The Chiefs/Pirates match on Saturday night gave them the perfect opportunity. They booked their tickets and set off to Soweto, Richard supporting the Chiefs and Pippa wearing a Pirates bandanna. I was green with envy [...]
SA’s SWC stadia stun the world From Sport24 12th July 2010
South Africa’s Soccer World Cup stadiums have stunned the globe’s largest sporting audience with audacious style although critics say a developing country can ill afford such extravagance and some will be white elephants. When South Africa won the right to stage the tournament six years [...]
The Fifa World Cup: Three things happening simultaneously By Steuart Pennington of SA Good NewsI was gutted by Ghana’s loss on Friday night. Last time I felt like that was when SA lost the Cricket World Cup to Australia in the last over in 1994. Everyone in my chosen venue seemed to freeze as the [...]
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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 [...]
The event that we have all been waiting for since the announcement in 2005 is finally here … and despite some serious traffic and transport hitches, it all went well on the FIRST big day. Lots of hoarse voices amongst Safricans today as well as much babbelaas (See blog post dated 31st May on SA slang) !
The time is now … excitement is palpable here at Liz at Lancaster … Can you feel it. First sound this morning I heard was vuvuzelas. Get your ear plugs out …. !!
Dogs have their SA Bandannas, my son came to get some bincoluars on the way to the game. He is determined to [...]
Two FIFA Fan Fests™ will be held in Johannesburg. There is free entrance; all matches are broadcast live . There are high quality giant screens. The FIFA Fan Fest™ is an all day event .Prior to and after matches, the stage/screen is used for entertainment programmes. Food, beverage and Official Licensed Products are all available on-site [...]
I have summarized information from the Joburg.org.za website and from ticketbreak.co.za website. Tickets to the Park and Rides/Walks can be booked at ticketbreak.co.za
IF you do not have your own car you will need to use DROP AND RIDEA Drop & Ride will be provided at Westgate where fans can be dropped off by family/friends/organized [...]