Monthly Archives: July 2010

SA’s expensive stadia – white elephants or symbols which have changed the World’s perceptions

SA’s SWC stadia stun the world   From Sport24  12th July 2010 South Africa’s Soccer World Cup stadiums have stunned the globe’s largest sporting audience with audacious style although critics say a developing country can ill afford such extravagance and some will be white elephants.  When South Africa won the right to stage the tournament six […]

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Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

FiftyTwo:25  This week’s pick: Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Genre: Outdoor trails and reserve What: With 680 ha of open bush and 23 km’s of trails this Nature Reserve comes as a surprise to most Joburg dwellers. Rated the largest reserve in the Johannesburg Metropol, Klipriviersberg is overflowing with archaeological, cultural, historical and geological attractions. Home to […]

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‘A flurry of community’: reflections on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

                    The reports on South Africa’s hosting of the World Cup coming in from all over the world are overwhelmingly positive  with certain common threads weaving through most of the responses. The substance of most articles is celebratory – describing the connections made across race and […]

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Check the Google logo for today 11th July

Doodle 4 Google – “I love football”  Doodle for Google was a competition where young people  (4 to 17 year olds) from around the world were asked to design the Google logo in their very own style.  The public in 17 countries voted for their favorite local doodle which appeared on the Google homepage of […]

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Steuart Pennington from SA Good News on the FIFA World Cup

The Fifa World Cup: Three things happening simultaneously  By Steuart Pennington of  SA Good News I was gutted by Ghana’s loss on Friday night. Last time I felt like that was when SA lost the Cricket World Cup to Australia in the last over in 1994. Everyone in my chosen venue seemed to freeze as […]

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