The soccer spirit: what role do hawkers play?

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 HAWKERS ROLE UPSURGE OF NATIONAL SYMBOLS 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 […]

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WC volunteers start arriving

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2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP VOLUNTEERS From Dispatch On Line 2010/05/18 By MONWABISI JIMLONGO VOLUNTEERS who will be involved at various stadiums during June’s soccer World Cup tournament are raring to go just less than a month before the finals begin.  Already Diego Juan from Argentina has arrived in South Africa as a volunteer from abroad.  “I’m […]

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Date for Gautrain’s maiden voyage set

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LAUNCH OF THE GAUTRAIN: FAST TRAIN FROM OR TAMBO 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, […]

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Foxwood House local theatre

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Foxwood House Genre: Suburban Theatre What: Hidden amongst the homes of Houghton stands an intimate theatre – Foxwood House. This space seats a small audience of 100 and its far-from-mainstream programmes include top shows, their drag performances are highly rated. This is the Cinema Nouveau of theatre. The owners, both involved in the artsy scene […]

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In Context : a series of exhibitions and interventions engaging with the city of Johannesburg; Opens at Arts On Main

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IN CONTEXT : EXCITING EXHIBITION OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS Goodman Gallery Project Space at Arts on Main Opening 23 May 2010, 11h00  Closes 17 July 2010 The Project Space is located at Arts on Main, corner Main Street and Berea Street, downtown Johannesburg.  Please contact the gallery on 011 788 1113 or visit www.goodman-gallery.com […]

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Book early to avoid disappointment: local musicals and theatres showing in Joburg during the World Cup

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THEATRE AND SHOWS JOHANNESBURG MID 2010 SHOWING AT JOBURG THEATRE www.showbusiness.co.za  Boys in the Photograph  A passionate musical dealing with the power of soccer to heal rifts and bring a fractured community together. Set in Belfast, Ireland, the game of soccer is recreated on stage with some of the most originally exciting choreography to be seen in […]

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World Cup 2010: More on transport to the soccer matches

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The South African National Department of Transport (DoT) has announced its readiness for the Soccer World Cup. DoT has introduced an inter-provincial and regional transport system to facilitate the transport of general spectators to and from matches. The fleet will comprise 110 newly acquired 79-seater MAN Lion Explorer semi-luxury, inter-city coaches. Furthermore, DoT has implemented […]

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Interesting talks being held by Botanical Society at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

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BOTANICAL SOCIETY   EVENTS, WALKS & TALKS   May to June 2010 (Bankenveld branch) Book with Karen E-mail: botsoc@sisulugarden.co.za or fax to e-mail 086 694 9636 Cost: Members R40, non-members R80, Children under 12, half price Walter Sisulu Geological Garden Walk & Talk  Saturday 22 May  BOOKING ESSENTIAL This walk will be led by Prof Grant Cawthorn […]

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