Monthly Archives: May 2010

The soccer spirit: what role do hawkers play?

 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

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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20 day countdown celebration set for Joburg

STREET PARTY IN VILAKAZI STREET FROM PROJECT 2010 Issue 184 On 21 May you will see Joburgers getting their weekend off to a rousing start as they celebrate the 20-day countdown to the 2010 World Cup with a sizzling street party in Vilakazi Street, Soweto, starting at 14:00, notes a Media Update report. ’Once again […]

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Date for Gautrain’s maiden voyage set

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

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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