The highs and lows of day 1 of the World Cup, especially traffic issues

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World Cup Soccer first day The event that we have all been waiting for since the announcement in 2005 is finally here … and despite some serious traffic and transport hitches, it all went well on the FIRST big day.  Lots of hoarse voices amongst Safricans today as well as much babelaas.  See http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/talk-the-talk-a-z-of-south-african-slang ! Traffic issues For […]

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Gotta love the cheek and humour of South African advertising. See Nando’s latest

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NANDO’S CHEEKY HUMOUR Nando’s have long been known for their topical ads whose cheeky and often subversive humour poke fun and  ruffle feathers (an appropriate analogy for a fast food restaurant  chain specializing in chicken).  Their latest one is another classic: Free Nando’s for Mexico – if they lose Prior to yesterday’s game, Nando’s  was offering the Mexican football team […]

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The Inside Joburg tour! Sat 5th June

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The Inside Joburg tour! A decade of reading the city 2000-2010 2-hour tour of downtown Joburg with historian and heritage specialist, Sue Krige, urban specialist and Joburg enthusiast, Graeme Reid, architect and author of books on Johannesburg architecture, Clive Chipkin, & author of THE INSIDE JOBURG Book, Nechama Brodie  101 things to see and do […]

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Umuzi Photo Club

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This week’s pick: Umuzi Photo Club Genre: Photography exhibition What: Mi Kasi es tu Kasi (My township is your township) is the title of the Johannesburg leg of the global Umuzi Photo Club exhibition – New York, London and now Joburg. This photographic exhibition showcases both undiscovered and underprivileged talent in South Africa. A photographic […]

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Steuart Pennington’s take on whether sport can help change attitudes: The Blue Bulls in Soweto

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Our transformation challenge: The Blue Bulls show the way! By Steuart Pennington in South Africa     The Good News Newsletter    no 263 01   June 2010 “It just shows how far we have come as a nation” were Victor Matfield’s final words as he reflected on the Bulls semi-final  in Orlando Stadium, having said earlier “Hearing vuvuzelas […]

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