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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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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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The next best thing if you haven’t got tickets to a match ….

FAN PARKS WORLD CUP 2010 If you are in Jozi, apart from the fan parks at: Innisfree Park Mary Fitzgerald Square Freedom Square there are a couple of other places to watch the matches. MTN Fan Zone, Montecasino. Montecasino will have live screenings on their giant Outdoor Piazza screen as well as in other areas, […]

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World Cup 2010: More on transport to the soccer matches

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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