Tag Archives: Soweto

SA’s expensive stadia – white elephants or symbols which have changed the World’s perceptions

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 [...]

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A World Cup viewing experience like no other SA Good News Newsletter # 267 | 29 June 2010

By Azure Janneker – SAB and Steuart Pennington – SA Good News “I’ve been to Soccer City and the Innes Free Fan Park, but I’m going to watch the next game at a Castle Kingdom tavern in one of the townships.”    “A what?”   “A Castle Kingdom…you know, the true personification of warm South African hospitality [...]

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The highs and lows of day 1 of the World Cup, especially traffic issues

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) ! [...]

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Ke Nako: the time is now Laduuuuuuma!

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 [...]

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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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