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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 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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Steuart Pennington from SA Good News on the FIFA World Cup

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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The real winnners of the World Cup

Theresa Mallinson in ‘The World Cup Day that was: 8 July’  The Daily Maverick  reports: The UK’s Guardian newspaper has come up with a way of working out the real winners of the World Cup – according to how well countries have fared when their results are weighted for population, GDP, and GDP per capita. [...]

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