Getting to the Game

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Joburg Transport to the Games I have summarized information from the Joburg.org.za website and from ticketbreak.co.za website. Tickets to the Park and Rides/Walks can be booked at ticketbreak.co.za  IF you do not have your own car you will need to use DROP AND RIDE A Drop & Ride will be provided at Westgate where fans […]

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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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South African SIM cards: proof of residence

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Proof of residence for local SIM cards All South African mobile phone SIM cards must now be registered under strict new legislation which came into force on 1st July 2009. From that date mobile telecommunications providers operating in the country are required to record a customer’s cell phone number, full name, identity number or passport […]

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New hotel for Hyde Park

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Southern Sun Hotel Hyde Park Due to open in September, construction of the new Southern Sun hotel above the Hyde Park shopping centre is moving ahead fast. A joint venture with Hyprop Investments who own Hyde Park shopping centre, the development is said to have a budget of R180 million. A 60 seater restaurant, whiskey […]

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Getting around Jozi to become easier

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Public Transport in Johannesburg The Confed cup went very well with Sepp Blatter ending up giving SA’s event a 7/10. One of the big criticisms was the transport to and from the stadiums and this was without the difficulties of getting from A to B without your own vehicle.  But things are happening to change […]

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Public transport Joburg: present options

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Johannesburg Public Transport: what are the present options? Minibus taxis Introduced throughout South Africa in 1977, these 15-seater minibuses grew into a massive virtually unregulated industry. As their name suggests, they are more akin to small buses than to traditional taxis or cabs which either roam or are called to a destination (see metered taxis […]

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Getting around Joburg

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Getting around Joburg : Transport overview Getting from A to B or more importantly from your B&B to THE game, has been much in the news of late with some horrendous stories about traffic chaos getting to Confed Cup games. Massive changes are in process at the moment – but none of them were ready […]

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