Monthly Archives: December 2009

Making sense of Joburg’s geography

As an international tourist who has never visited Joburg, it can be a very confusing place.  There are many reasons for this: The boundaries have changed over time It covers a huge area There is very poor street signage There has been no useable tourist public transport, although this is in the process of being […]

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Looking back on 2009 – the good news in South Africa

SA the Good News 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 […]

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

 Getting to out of town matches 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 […]

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Joburg the best base for 2010 soccer

MOST MATCHES WILL BE IN OR NEAR JOBURG Joburg is definitely the place for soccer fans and TV crews to base themselves for the 2010 World Cup. Of the 63 matches: 15 are in Joburg – either are Ellis Park or Soccer City. In addition to these, 6 matches are in Pretoria (58 km/36 miles) and […]

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Soccer City is breath-taking

  There are thousands of photos of Soccer City … but none of them have been mine .. until yesterday when I had the privilege of actually experiencing that space.  Stefania, the project manager of Soccer City, has been  a guest at Amanzi Guesthouse around the corner.  So it’s thanks to Pam that she, myself and three […]

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