Tag Archives: South African soccer

Fan Fests, Public Viewing Areas and Township TVs … if you haven’t got tickets to the games

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 [...]

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The soccer spirit: what role do hawkers play?

In Jozi, on every suburban pavement, busy intersection and traffic island, is a group of hawkers selling flags, mirror covers, soccer glasses, beaded key rings  and all things promoting the national flag.  It is in the traffic that most Jozi-ites purchase their symbols of support for Bafana Bafana  and enter into the spirit of national festivity and pride.  I have [...]

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20 day countdown celebration set for Joburg

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 [...]

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Date for Gautrain’s maiden voyage set

FROM PROJECT 2010 Issue 184 Gauteng’s state-of-the-art Gautrain is set to carry its first passengers from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton on June 8, three days before the World Cup kick-off. The Star reports that Barbara Jensen, spokeswoman for the Gauteng province on the Gautrain, said four stations – OR Tambo, Rhodesfield in Kempton [...]

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The next best thing if you haven’t got tickets to a match ….

If you are in Jozi, apart from the fan parks at Innisfree Park, Mary Fitzgerald Square and Freedom Square there are a couple of other places to watch the matches. MTN Fan Zone, Montecasino. Montecasino will have live screenings on their giant Outdoor Piazza screen as well as in other areas, superb entertainment to get [...]

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