32 teams for 2010 Soccer World Cup finalized

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The 32 teams for the 2010 World Cup Finals EUROPE ZONE  England,  Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Serbia , Denmark, Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece *France *Portugal *Slovenia *  (* secured a place via the play-off’s.) ASIA ZONE Australia, DPR Korea, Japan, Korean Republic. AFRICA ZONE  South Africa (Hosts), Algeria *Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana. SOUTH AMERICA ZONE:  […]

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Circa: Johannesburg’s Guggenheim

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Circa on Jellicoe – new art gallery The town is a-buzz with its latest architectural and cultural landmark.  Circa, a striking elliptical building on the corner of Jellicoe and Jan Smuts Ave, is the daring project of Mark Read of Everard Read Gallery fame.  Seemingly encased in dark streamlined metal fins, the Gallery space has 3 levels.  […]

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South African SIM cards: proof of residence

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Proof of residence for local SIM cards All South African mobile phone SIM cards must now be registered under strict new legislation which came into force on 1st July 2009. From that date mobile telecommunications providers operating in the country are required to record a customer’s cell phone number, full name, identity number or passport […]

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Electricity price hikes: Eskom’s history

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ESKOM AND POWER BLACK OUTS: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE The disastrous 2008 power outages in Gauteng and the recent announcements of shocking electricity price hikes, (45% for the next 3 years), bring into focus yet again the political nature of electrical power. There has long been a contest and tussle between municipal power supply and national power […]

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