Talk the talk: A-Z of South African slang

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South Africanese at it’s most expressive Vivienne Hambly guardian.co.uk, Friday 26 February 2010 writes:    Don’t know your babbelas from your tekkies? Learn how to make yourself understood at the World Cup 2010 with our indispensible guide: Drawing from 11 official languages – with English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Afrikaans – being the most dominant, South Africa’s […]

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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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Events in Newtown during the World Cup

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Newtown Events From JhbLIve Newsletter 27 May 2010: Johannesburg’s creative minds are gearing up for a six-week long extravaganza of arts, culture, entertainment and literature. The Newtown Festival is set to showcase to visitors, both local and international, the finest that South Africa has to offer.   This cultural festival offers an array of goodies throughout […]

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Upmarket soccer gifts and mementoes

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Jewellery  mementoe of the World Cup Soccer Designed exclusively for Tinsel by Geraldine Fenn, [one of South Africa’s foremost young jewellery designers], this tiny football man charm is the perfect way to celebrate soccer fever!   Made in sterling silver and available in two sizes as either a pendant, keyring, ring or earrings, this little guy will […]

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The soccer spirit: what role do hawkers play?

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HAWKERS ROLE IN 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 […]

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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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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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