Soccer works its magic again

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Local Game at Soccer City Two Australian guests staying here at Liz at Lancaster were determined to see Soccer City and to experience a local game. The Chiefs/Pirates match on Saturday night gave them the perfect opportunity.  They booked their tickets and set off to Soweto, Richard supporting the Chiefs and Pippa wearing a Pirates bandanna.  […]

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

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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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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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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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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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