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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WC volunteers start arriving

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2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP VOLUNTEERS From Dispatch On Line 2010/05/18 By MONWABISI JIMLONGO VOLUNTEERS who will be involved at various stadiums during June’s soccer World Cup tournament are raring to go just less than a month before the finals begin.  Already Diego Juan from Argentina has arrived in South Africa as a volunteer from abroad.  “I’m […]

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20 day countdown celebration set for Joburg

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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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Johannesburg transport plans for World Cup 2010 Soccer

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Nthambeleni Gabara’s article  www.sa2010.gov.za  5 May 2010   (entire article copied below): Johannesburg – The City of Johannesburg unveiled a comprehensive transport plan aimed at encouraging local and international soccer fans to use public transport during the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament.    The City’s executive mayor, Amos Masondo, said they were on track and ready to […]

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Eating out in Joburg: Afro-fusion

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African style food in Joburg Ethiopian food One of my favourite restaurants is  Little Addis  in Maboneng. Delicious platters of a selection of traditional Ethiopian dishes are served with injera (soft spongy what ‘bread’) which functions as knife, fork and spoon.  280 Fox St +27 82 683 8675; www.littleaddis.co.za Open 12.30 to 21.00 except Sunday evenings […]

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Getting from Joburg to other 2010 matches:check www.topplaces.co.za

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 Getting to out of town matches Ground Handling We offer a complete ground-handling service with shuttles and transfers to and from airports and hotels.  We have offices and staff on duty at the following airports to assist your clients:  Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban,  Pretoria, Polokwane, Nelspruit, George, Bloemfontein. Getting to Rustenburg, Polokwane and Nelspruit We are able […]

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