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John Carlin on the World Cup and how far South Africans have advanced

John Carlin, the author of ’Playing the Enemy’, says all those stories, promoted by FIFA, among others, about the World Cup being the 1995 rugby World Cup all over again, about healing racial wounds, uniting the fractured nation and so forth, were off the mark. ’It was much, much better than that. What we saw [...]

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‘A flurry of community’: reflections on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

The reports on South Africa’s hosting of the World Cup coming in from all over the world are overwhelmingly positive  with certain common threads weaving through most of the responses. The substance of most articles is celebratory – describing the connections made across race and class; the nation-building role of the event and the patriotism [...]

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Check the Google logo for today 11th July

Doodle 4 Google – “I love football”  Doodle for Google was a competition where young people  (4 to 17 year olds) from around the world were asked to design the Google logo in their very own style.  The public in 17 countries voted for their favorite local doodle which appeared on the Google homepage of [...]

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Looking back on 2009 – the good news in South Africa

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 [...]

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Getting from Joburg to other 2010 matches:check www.topplaces.co.za

From www.topplaces.co.za   Ground Handling We offer a complete ground-handling service with shuttles and transfers to and from airports and hotels.  We have offices and staff on duty at the following airports to assist your clients:  Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban,  Pretoria, Polokwane, Nelspruit, George, Bloemfontein.   Getting to Rustenburg, Polokwane and Nelspruit We are able to offer you [...]

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