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									Ke NaKo.
Celebrate africa’s Humanity.™




                          INSIDE
• jordaan: “my african dream” • moKoena Q&a • tournament preview
  • aLL a fan needS to Know – ticKetS, tranSport, StadiumS, ScHeduLe


                                         2010 FIFA WORLD CUP™
                                      UPDATE MAGAZINE
                                                      TOURNAMENT EDITION
WELCOME
to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
                                                                                                      FOREWORD




MESSAGE FROM
THE CHAIRMAN
AND CEO                                                       Dr Irvin Khoza                Dr Danny Jordaan




This is it. The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa         confidence in the continent among global business
is here.                                                     leaders and a realisation among South Africans that we
  For a month the world will look to Africa and              are a nation capable of great feats.
concentrate on the beautiful game. The greatest football       Our final mission is now to make sure that every fan
players will compete for the title of world champions in     – local or foreign – is well informed and well taken care
front of our very own eyes, on our very own pitches and      of throughout their stay so their World Cup experience
in the stadiums that we have built.                          is a great one and their World Cup story forever told to
  We stand on the cusp of, potentially, the most             people across the world.
unifying moment in our country’s young democracy. This         This World Cup belongs to everyone. So wave your flag,
tournament, arguably the biggest in the world, has been      blow the vuvuzela and join in the biggest celebration of
organised through a collective effort by South Africans in   the decade.
all ambits of society.                                         Enjoy the World Cup, it is your World Cup.
  From the stadiums, to the infrastructure that has been
developed in and around the cities, to the way South         Dr Irvin Khoza
Africans have come together to welcome the world – it is     Chairman, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising
all a testament to how serious we are about hosting the      Committee South Africa
World Cup and proving to the world that South Africa is a
destination of choice, now and well into the future.         Dr Danny Jordaan
  Our success will mean a legacy of improved                 Chief Executive Officer, 2010 FIFA World Cup
infrastructure, a rebranding of Africa, a renewed            Organising Committee South Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CONTENTS




IN THIS EDITION...
     1                    Foreword from Dr Irvin Khoza and Dr Danny                                                                                                                                                                                                    20 Welcoming the World: With 32 different teams, comes                                                                                                          34 2010 Captains: Meet the 32 men aiming to lift the FIFA                                                                                                                                                                                                  56 Volunteers Programme: Ready to deliver the event
                          Jordaan, Chairman and Chief Executive                                                                                                                                                                                                           fans speaking 32 different languagues. We give you 32                                                                                                           World Cup™ Trophy come July 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of a lifetime, the 18 000 volunteers selected for the 2010
                          Officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising                                                                                                                                                                                                   ways to say ‘Hello’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FIFA World Cup™ are coming from far and wide to offer
                          Committee South Africa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       36 World Cup history: Since 1930 the FIFA World Cup™                                                                                                                                                                                                          their services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       22 Football for Hope: It’s not just the world’s best                                                                                                               has had a storied history. We take a brief look at all the
     4                    News in Brief: Updates on recent activity within                                                                                                                                                                                                players who’ll be dazzling crowds in June and July, with                                                                                                        highs, lows and awe-inspiring moments                                                                                                                                                                                                                   58 National Campaigns: Citizens of the Host Nation are
                          the Organising Committee, South African Government,                                                                                                                                                                                             the Football for Hope Festival taking place in Alexandra,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  finding weird and wonderful ways to show the world
                          Host Cities and FIFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Johannesburg                                                                                                                                                 40 World Cup pitches: FIFA pitch consultant Richard                                                                                                                                                                                                           that they’re Proudly South African
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hayden reveals all there is to know about creating the
     8                    My South African Dream: Organising Committee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    best ‘green jewels’ for FIFA World Cup™ action                                                                                                                                                                                                          60 Eastern Cape Festivals: During and after the 2010
                          South Africa CEO, Dr Danny Jordaan, talks about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AARON MOKOENA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Interview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     World Cup, this beautiful coastal province will play host
                          long and rewarding road to bringing football’s show-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         42 World Cup stadiums: Starting with two men’s stories of                                                                                                                                                                                                     to several festivals to satisfy any interest
                          piece event to Africa for the first time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        how the new Soccer City Stadium took shape, these are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MOKOENA: IT’S A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DREAM COME TRUE                                                                                                                 the ten 2010 FIFA World Cup™ match venues                                                                                                                                                                                                               62 Destination South Africa: Away from the on-the-pitch
     12 The Fan Experience: Fans won’t need match tickets to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Looking forward to the first FIFA World Cup™ on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          African soil, South African captain Aaron Mokoena
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I work hard and continue with my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             commitment I can make a 100 caps.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             But at the same time I am not one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     action, South Africa’s nine Host Cities and their surrounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          took time out to reflect. The topics up for debate:

        enjoy the action during South Africa 2010, with public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to count caps, it’s only recently when



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     present numerous opportunities for exploration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             people started talking about it that I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the long road to becoming the first player from his                                also seriously thought about it.            WORLD CUP STADIUMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          country to reach 100 caps, his thoughts on the                                     What are the attributes for reaching        Feature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          responsibility of captaining the host nation at a World                            this milestone 100 caps?



        viewing areas and FIFA Fan Fests™ both in the Host
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I think desire, commitment, hard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cup and the privilege his country is enjoying.                                     work, discipline and talent. But also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             note that it does not take talent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How does it feel reaching this          at the moment the roles have been          only for a person to be successful in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          milestone, something that has never     reversed, the responsibilities now lies    life, especially in football. So for me



        Cities and internationally                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       INSIDE SOCCER CITY -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          been done before?                       with me and the other senior play-         those five attributes played a very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am very privileged and I feel         ers. We have to guide and groom            big role for me to be where I am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          honoured to be the first player to      the youngsters much like we were           today both at club level and in the


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This publication was produced by the 2010 FIFA World Cup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          reach a milestone of hundred caps. It   assisted when we started in the            national team.                                                                                                                                                           to make an African beer and drink       ing on these stadiums. They could          ‘calabash’ and what it means and




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ‘THE CALABASH’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          means a lot to me. Words can never      national team. I have also gained          Who do you model your game                                                                                                                                               it from inqayi. That’s why I am so                                                 how it resonates with their culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              feed themselves, send their kids to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          describe how I feel about getting to    lots of experience along the way and       around?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      proud of the calabash – it stems        school, look after their families. And     and the importance of this idea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          where I am now.                         what I have learnt I have to impart        It has to be Lucas Radebe (former
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Do you remember your first cap?         to the other players.                      Bafana Bafana captain), he has been                                                                                                                                      from my tradition.                      that’s important.                          of the melting pot. People coming


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Organising Committee South Africa (OC) Communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, it was against Botswana in         What has the pressure been like on         the person I have been looking up                                                                                                                                          There were times when people          Bob van Bebber (architect,                 together, sharing and what have
MATCH-DAY EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gaborone (in the Cosafa Cup on          the way to getting to 100?                 to since I started playing football.                                                                                                                                     thought we would never make it,         Boogertmann Urban Edge)                    you. This whole idea of being inclu-
Public Information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 February 1999) playing at the        Playing for Bafana Bafana, wearing         And when I came to the national             The 88 460-seater calabash-inspired Soccer City Stadium is the source of                                                     especially at the time of the nation-   As an architecture firm, the World         sive and how much that means to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          back with Matthew Booth and Trott       that national team jersey, is just pres-   team it was a dream of mine to play
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             alongside him and I achieved that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         much pride to South Africans. From architects to shop stewards, Soccer                                                       al workers’ strike. But I was the one   Cup is an opportunity to build             them – that they feel they own the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Moloto was the coach at the time.       sure on its own and we have to live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         City has been the fruition of a dream for many people over the past few
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department and On Target, a division of Touchline Media.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             goal. But what he has achieved for                                                                                                                                       who spoke to the media after the        awareness of what we have                  stadium.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We were playing away from home          with it. Remember we are represent-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      strike and I assured them all that we   achieved. I say ‘we’ because it’s not        That for me was a highlight in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and it was one of the games where       ing thousands of footballers who did       this country words can’t describe. He       years. Ke Nako brings you two stories of people involved in the project.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I really enjoyed myself. I will never   not make the team, as well as mil-         was a good ambassador on and off                                                                                                                                         would be willing to work even up        just me in the office. It’s many very      almost all the years we worked on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          forget that match, more so because      lions of South Africans who are sup-       the football field and really raised                                                                                                                                     to 24 hours a day to finish this        talented people that have worked           this. For that guy to tell me that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          we won 2-1.                             porters of the team. But at the same       the South African flag by going                                                                                                                                          stadium, because we are proud to                                                   story.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on the project. And there was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Any difference between your first       time it’s also enjoyable pressure.         abroad and captaining a foreign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      build it. And so we did work very       whole other consulting team that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cap back then and now as a player?      When did you realise you were              club (Leeds United in England). He
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hard. And look at it now – we           we’ve had a contract with. And then         VITAL STATS: SOCCER CITY STADIUM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             really inspired me. Proudly, I have



MATCH DAY: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In my first cap I was surrounded        going to reach 100 caps?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             also done the same, captaining clubs                                                                                                                                     finished our job as promised.           there’s the labourers.                      Location: Nasrec, south west
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          by players who I had to learn a lot     I think the game we played against


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from, who encouraged me and took        Nigeria in Abuja where I earned my         in England and being captain of the                                                                                                                                        There is a great sense of pride         We can sit in our offices and draw        of Johannesburg CBD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the responsibility of the team – but    70th cap, and I told myself that if        national team.                                                                                                                                                           among all the workers here at           fancy things on a piece of paper –          Owners: City of Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Soccer City. Our families and our       but someone has to build it. I work         Estimated capacity: 88 000

It’s match day. The teams                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             communities are proud. We want          with my hands, but I work with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MATCH SCHEDULE


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are busy psyching them-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  24                                                                                                                                                    25                                                                                                                                     to use this energy to                                       pen. I don’t work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 June – South Africa vs Mexico
selves up for some fierce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      motivate the youth.      “We finished our job               with a pick and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Through bursaries                                           a shovel and a          14 June – Netherlands vs Denmark
on-field competition. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as promised.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and scholarships we                                         grader.                 17 June – Argentina vs Korea Republic
cacophony of vuvuzelas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                want to see them                                                 One of the nic-    20 June – Brazil vs Côte d’Ivoire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          23 June – Ghana vs Germany
can be heard through the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The iconic Soccer City Stadium will host the opening and closing matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™                         go further than us. They must get       est things that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               That makes me very proud because       educated and become the engineers       happened was when we had a SABC             27 June – Round of 16
streets of Mzansi (slang                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Patrick Geqeza (Shop                       pride because I felt trusted by both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               when they talk about the stadium,      on projects like this.                  cameraman here to film some draw-           2 July – Quarterfinal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Steward)                                   the workers and management. To
for South Africa). The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11 July – Final


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Editorial team: Marisa Berndsen, Karen Johnston, Francois
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Like many others I too stood on            be a good shop steward, you need           they will be talking about me and        People often talk about the ben-      ings. He lives in Soweto and eventu-
excitement is mounting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the roadside, looking for a job in                                                    my fellow workers.                     efit that the World Cup has brought     ally he said, “You don’t understand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to have strong communication


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       24 Aaron Mokoena Interview: South Africa’s captain for
This long awaited event                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  construction. Through that I got           skills in order to talk to the people,        My favourite feature is the outer   to the people of this country. We       what this ‘calabash’ means to guys
will be watched by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a job with Grinaker-LTA Building           to listen to the people, to motivate       cladding. I come from the Eastern      don’t know what will happen after       like us”.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rank, Duncan Alfers, Carlo Jonkerman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cape and when I see the stadium        the last game, so it’s difficult to       He said that he and his mates sit
billions of people around                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Division in 2006. Four months later        and to lead.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I was elected by the workers to              It’s great to be part of building        from the outside, I think of what we   say what the long-term effect will      around the TV, or at the pub on a
the world, but for those

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ match talks about reaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         be their shop steward – the link           this African stadium – the biggest         call inqayi, the calabash. The mean-   be. But I can tell you that at least    Saturday
lucky enough to be in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    between them and management.               on the continent. With the 2010            ing speaks to my culture. If there     for the past three years, I had a       afternoon, and talk about
South Africa, this is a once                                                                                                                                                                                            In order to make the stadium                                                                                                                                                                                       In July 2008 I was transferred           FIFA World Cup™ starting here and          is something wrong in the Eastern      good job. All over South Africa,        soccer and invariably
in a lifetime opportunity                                                                                                                                                                                               environment safe, secure and enjoy-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Soccer City as a full-time shop         closing here, everyone in the world        Cape and your case before the Chief    opportunities were created for men      they talk about the



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 caps, captaining the host team and the privilege his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        able a list of prohibited items and informa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               or the King is not strong, you have    and women to have jobs by work-         stadium, this
to really experience the                                                                                                                                                                                                tion on stadium conduct appears on tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and in the Official Ticket Guide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         steward. I took the position with          will be talking about Soccer City.

World Cup.                                The vibe inside the World Cup stadiums will be an experience like no other as fans sing,



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photographs supplied by: backpagepix, Gallo Images,
                                          blow their vuvuzela, wear their makarapa and most importantly back their team in person

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nation is experiencing
Live at the stadium                       relatively mild to warm in the days         way in showing support for a team.             recording devices which won’t be          ing individual entry into the stadium    the many Public Viewing Areas (PVAs)
If heading to the stadium to watch a      – around most parts of the country            Leave early and aim to get to the            used for private use; alcohol or drugs;   through turnstiles.                      around the country.
match, it’s best to go prepared. First    at least – temperatures drop quite          stadiums at least two hours before             racist or xenophobic material; ban-          Once in the stadium, the fun con-        Over and above pubs and sports



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Getty Images, AFP Photo, FIFA, the OC, Host Cities, Kick Off
and foremost is your ticket to the        drastically at night. So dress warmly       the game to soak up the atmosphere             ners or flags larger than 2m x 1.5m;      tinues. Thirsts can now be quenched,     bars that would normally show the
match. Tickets to matches at any of       and prepare for possible windy, wet         and avoid the rush. Various transport          promotional or commercial material;       food and memorabilia bought, and         matches, there will be dedicated areas
the stadiums are available in all Host    and cold conditions, especially in Cape     facilities are available to make this          umbrellas; motorcycle helmets; food       the entertainment enjoyed. Follow        for fans around the country to enjoy
Cities at the various FIFA Ticketing      Town. Please note that umbrellas are        part of the journey as easy and enjoy-         and drink; gas spay cans, corrosives      the colour-coded signage, or ask one     the matches in a variety of locations
Centres or a Shoprite Checkers store as   not allowed into the stadiums.              able as possible.                              or anything that could cause a fire;      of the many stewards or volunteers, to   acorss the country, from the Mary


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        magazine, Obie Oberholzer, Nelson Mandela Foundation/
many of the main ones are licensed to        Don creative football gear and             Upon arrival at the stadiums, there          megaphones, hooters or gas-powered        find your allocated seat as marked on    Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg’s
distribute the tickets (exact addresses   celebrate South African style with          will be a security check. It is important      horns; animals; objects which could       the ticket.                              vibrant Newtown district to Oliver



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       28 Tournament Preview: Interesting facts and stats to                                                                                                           53 Training Sites: World-class hotels and training grounds
of the ticketing centres and the          the famous makarapa (headgear               to note that there are certain items           compromise public safety and big                                                   Tambo Centre in the Khayelitsha
participating Shoprite stores can         made out of mining helmets) or the          that are prohibited inside the stadium.        objects which cannot be stowed under      Public Viewing Areas (PVAs)              township in Cape Town.
be found on FIFA.com).                    trumpet-sounding vuvuzela. Overalls,          These include: weapons; bottles,             the seat.                                 Fans will also be able to enjoy the         Entrance to the PVAs will be


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Debbie Yazbek
   While the South African winter is      flags and face paint also go a long         cups, jugs or cans; sound or image               Tickets will then be scanned allow-     action on and off the screen at one of   determined by the organisers.




12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               13       impress your friends and family during this year’s FIFA                                                                                                         in all nine Host Cities will make the acclimatisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          World Cup™                                                                                                                                                      process easier for the 32 teams in the build-up to matches

     16 Transport Plans: Whether it be by plane, train or                                                                                                                                                                                                              32 Match Schedule: Your fill-in guide to when and where                                                                                                         54 Ticket Fund: The efforts of 22 000 construction workers
        automobile, South Africa’s transport routes are ready                                                                                                                                                                                                             the 64 matches of South Africa 2010 will take place                                                                                                             has been rewarded with tickets to matches
        for the influx of teams and fans during the World Cup




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                                                                                    “I feel great about the campaign
                                                                                  because it ensures that young people
                                                                                  like myself are removed from the
                                                                                  streets… and instead are given the
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                                                                                  thing meaningful. Some of us come
                                                                                  from poor families, so we would not
                                                                                  have had the opportunity to attend a
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For a group of South Africa’s young-      Marks Park Sports Club in Johannes-     Schools Adventure campaign tickets
sters, the international flavour of the   burg in May.                            to some matches.
                                                                                                                           Speaking at the Global Forum in           and the R20 billion infrastructure
2010 FIFA World Cup™ came a little          Such was the significance of the        The learners were required to
                                                                                                                           New York in May, Organising               boost to South Africa’s airports, as
early as they took to the field for the   event that the main game, the boys      research and produce pieces of
                                                                                                                           Committee CEO, Dr Danny Jordaan,          well as developments related to the
National Schools Football Final event.    Under-18 final, along with nine other   work in the categories of essay
                                                                                                                           spoke to some of America’s most           World Cup such as the Gautrain rapid
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                                                                                                                           influential business leaders about the    rail system, R96 billion on road infra-
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2010 World Cup participating nation.      a winner because what the children      the central theme of the My 2010                                                                                             20 April 2010 – FIFA and Sony Music
                                                                                                                           first World Cup.                          and a boost in tourism infrastructure     Entertainment choose “Waka Waka” by
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                                                                                                                             “This is one of the fundamental         with close to 30 hotels going up in       Colombian singer Shakira and South African
Departments of Basic Education,           for going so far in the campaign,       a-Nation.                                                                                                                    band Freshlyground as the 2010 FIFA World
                                                                                                                           reasons why we pursued the idea of        Johannesburg alone.                       Cup™ Official Anthem
Arts and Culture, and Sport and           5 000 World Cup tickets were made
                                                                                                                           hosting the World Cup. It is about          The Global Forum will meet in
Recreation, the campaign aims to          available to the participants through
                                                                                                                           further investment in the country         Cape Town during the World Cup
use the World Cup as a platform           the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Ticket
                                                                                                                           and growth in trade and economic          in conjunction with the Motsepe
to promote education, art and             Fund – an initiative which sees
                                                                                                                           opportunities. And the way in which       Foundation and the Nelson Mandela
participation in football.                FIFA Partners providing tickets to
                                                                                                                           you do that is by demonstrating that      Foundation. It will bring together
    Over the last few months over         deserving South Africans through
                                                                                                                           you have the infrastructure and the       Fortune 500 company CEO’s, heads
8 000 schools around the country          various programmes.
                                                                                                                           capability to warrant serious consid-     of state and selected members of
have been taking part in regional           Having reaped the rewards of
                                                                                                                           eration for such investment,” said        the Time Magazine’s Time 100 – the
tournaments, with the winners from        the My 2010 Schools Adventure,
                                                                                                                           Jordaan who referred to the massive       World’s most influential people – to
the Boys and Girls Under-14 and           victorious Seiphemulo Secondary
                                                                                                                           infrastructure investment in South        tap into the extraordinary promise of
Under-18 categories in each province      School learner, Lucky Matinyane,                                                                                                                                     20 April 2010 – The official match ball for
                                                                                                                           Africa ahead of the World Cup.            the developing world and discuss the      the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ final, modelled
taking part in the National Finals at     expressed his delight.                                                                                                                                               on the tournament ball but in predominantly
                                                                                                                             This includes the six new stadiums      potential of the African continent.       gold livery, is unveiled as ‘Jo’bulani’




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    NEWS
    In Brief




    sa welcome the world                                                      leGacy                                   all systems Go at ibc                                                                 snippets...
                                       the warm and friendly people for
                                                                              proGramme                                                                                          ments and many
                                       what is going to be a great cel-       boosted                                                                                            hours of preparation
                                       ebration of football and African       The 2010 FIFA World Cup South                                                                      by key partners such
                                       culture.” – Kayleigh van Vuuren        Africa™ Legacy Project will see the                                                                as the Department
                                                                              construction of 52 artificial football                                                             of Communication,
                                       “I think all the people coming to      turfs around the country. These                                                                    Telkom, Sentech and
                                       the World Cup will be great for        pitches will mean level and equal                                                                  key power provider
                                       South Africa and the economy. It       playing fields for hundreds of                                                                     Shanduka-Aggreko
                                       will also really put South Africa on   thousands of young South Africans                                                                  have been undertaken
                                       the map because if there’s anyone      in this country’s poorest areas.                                                                   under the coordina-         4 May 2010 – The final line-up of artists is
                                                                                                                                                                                                             announced for the FIFA World Cup™ Kick-
                                       out there who didn’t know about        Along with the artificial pitches the                                                              tion of FIFA TV’s ap-       Off Celebration Concert at Orlando Stadium
                                       us before, they’ll know us now.”       intention is also to develop club        Located just a few hundred metres                         pointed Host Broad-         – it includes local acts Soweto Gospel Choir,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Parlotones, Hugh Masekela, Lira and more
“I just want everyone to enjoy         – Dawn Abrahams                        houses with dressing rooms, a            away from the Soccer City Stadium,         caster, HBS, over the last few years
the sight, sounds and tastes of a                                             management office and space for          the nerve centre of the 2010 FIFA          to facilitate a world-class broadcast.
uniquely African World Cup.”                                                  community gatherings and lec-            World Cup™ broadcast operations,              OC CEO Danny Jordaan and FIFA
– Carlos Pereira (above)                                                      tures; and even a computer centre.       the International Broadcast Centre         Secretary General Jérôme Valcke,
                                                                              On 26 May a new partnership was          (IBC), opened it’s doors to the            and various other experts were
“I think the 2010 World Cup is a                                              formed between the 2010                  media in June.                             present at the opening to intro-
fantastic opportunity for us to                                               FIFA World Cup Organising Com-             A dedicated network will link            duce media to the world of the
show the world what we are made                                               mittee South Africa (OC), the            the ten venues and broadcasters in         2010 FIFA World Cup™ broadcast
of! Soccer is one of the three big-                                           Torque-IT group and their partners       204 countries to the images of the         and all they needed to know from
gest sports in our country and the                                            such as the Kelly and Microsoft          World Cup. As such, major invest-          IT to the actual feed development.
                                       “I want to welcome everyone to         group which will make this vision                                                                                              6 May 2010 – The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy
biggest in the world. To think,                                                                                                                                                                              lands in South Africa ahead of the final leg
we’re going to have the best play-     South Africa by telling them to go     come true. The partnership will put                                                                                            of it’s tour around the world which will see

                                                                                                                       ticKet touts beware!
                                       and experience a braai and make        in place training and HR recruit-                                                                                              it pass through 38 cities and towns across
ers in world playing at our stadi-                                                                                                                                                                           all nine provinces in the 2010 host country
ums, that’s unbelievable. It’s going   sure they eat enough pap and           ment programmes as well as a sup-
                                                                              ply of computers and software for        The South African authorities have finalised regulations to combat ticket
to be a month long party.”             meat.” – Louisa Tshingilani (above)
                                                                              computer centres at the football         touts. The implementation of a new regulation approved by the Minister
– Marisa Calvert
                                                                              turf sites.                              of Trade and Industry makes it unlawful for any entity or person to sell or
                                       “I would like everyone coming to
                                                                              This, combined with the ongoing          otherwise dispose of FIFA World Cup™ tickets for commercial purposes.
“To all the visiting football fans,    South Africa for the World Cup to
                                                                              partnership with the Foundation            To prevent forgery, each ticket features various special security elements
welcome to South Africa! Hope you      embrace the many different cul-
                                                                              for a Safer South Africa (FSSA),         such as a barcode. With the electronic turnstiles, invalid or forged tickets will
leave with great memories of our       tural experiences in the country.”
                                                                              will aid in boosting the long term       be easily detected. It is important to note that any ticket can be traced back
country, its people and its beauty.”   – Carla Robb
                                                                              sustainability of this initiative.       to the original buyer who can be held liable according to the terms and
– Lindelwa Mtongana
                                                                              To date construction has begun on        conditions. Remember, the selling and use of counterfeit tickets is a criminal act.
                                       “Hey Fans! Welcome to beautiful
                                                                              six of the 27 sites which have been        For fans who are not able to attend matches due to unforeseen circum-               13 May 2010 – Following a series of
“I would like to welcome everyone      SA – enjoy the football!”                                                                                                                                             demonstrations by his forces around the
                                                                              identified by the OC’s legacy team.      stances, an official re-sell platform has been set-up through the official
coming to South Africa to join all     – Georgina Cox                                                                                                                                                        country, National Police Commissioner,
                                                                                                                       website, FIFA.com, or the call centre on 0831232010.                                  General Bheki Cele reiterates his belief that
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “the World Cup in South Africa will be safe”




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Dr DAnny JorDAAn
column




My South AfricAn DreAM
                                                                                  make a bid for the 2006 World Cup.
                                                                                    From here on, we were catapulted
                                                                                  into the international football arena
                                                                                  and the relationships we built over
                                                                                  that time with FIFA, CAF, and other
                                                                                  confederations proved to be hugely
Dr Danny Jordaan, the Chief Executive Officer of the
                                                                                  beneficial to us later on.
2010 FIFA World Cup™ Organising Committee South                                     At the time when South Africa
Africa, has walked every step of the journey that will                            first started talking about the bid for
see history being made on 11 June 2010. This, in his                              the World Cup, it was just after the
words, is how it happened…                                                        Cape Town Olympic Games bid was
                                                                                  announced. Essentially, we were talk-
The stadiums are ready, the infra-        the journey to stage the first World    ing about two bids at the same time:
structure is complete, the waiting is     Cup on African soil also began.         the 2004 Olympics in Cape Town (of
over; the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in           Post the first democratic elections   which I was also a director) and the
South Africa has arrived.                 on 27 April 1994, the discussion at
                                                                                   “When we landed, the
    The road to bringing the greatest     the time was around the kind of
                                                                                   people of the country
show on earth to South Africa and         South Africa that we wanted to
to the great continent of Africa has      create post democracy. As vice
                                                                                    had gathered. They
been one filled with challenges but       president of SAFA, I travelled with      were singing and gave
also one that has been built on the       former SAFA president Solomon             us a great welcome
backbone of a massive collaborative       ‘Stix’ Morewa to the FIFA Congress              home.”
effort between all sectors of a once      in Chicago. That was the first World    FIFA World Cup bid for 2006. Hence,
divided society. I am so incredibly       Cup that South Africa attended in an    when we then presented the FIFA
proud to have been a part of what         official capacity as members of FIFA    World Cup bid to government, we
will no doubt be remembered as one        because we were only readmitted to      said we would require no funding
of the greatest achievements in the       FIFA in 1992.                           for the bid, and on that basis the
history of our young democracy.             At that congress in Chicago, one      government agreed. We managed to
    It was not so long ago that we, the   issue on the agenda was to increase     raise our own funding: about R150
people of South Africa, were witness      the number of teams in the World        million for first bid (and R180 million
to a miracle: the miracle of change,      Cup from 24 to 32 teams. Central to     for second).
democracy, and freedom. Nelson            this discussion was the number of         It was an exciting time for South
Mandela, a great South African to         teams allocated to each continent;      Africa and we seemed unstoppable,
whom we all owe so much, led the          Africa fared well with an increase to   but we were soon to find out that it
Rainbow Nation from the injustice         five teams.                             was just not meant to be. In 1997 we
of apartheid to South Africa’s first        When we came back, the SAFA           lost the Olympic bid, and three years
democratic elections. At more or less     executive took a decision to            later, we lost the 2006 FIFA World
the same time – sixteen years ago –       launch South Africa’s intention to      Cup™ to Germany.




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column




  We had worked for six years,                                                                next FIFA Congress, adopted.          formidable team. Indeed no other          with Jérôme and he clearly wants               world will be nowhere but right here
and then to hear the words                                                                    They also announced that the          country in the world could include        the World Cup in South Africa to be            in South Africa. We are confident
‘Deutschland’, and hear the                                                                   rotation would start on the           three Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in      successful. We both have a lot of              that the world will see a country
explanation that we had                                                                       African continent so it was very      their presentation team.                  experience and have a common                   capable of successfully hosting the
lost 12 votes to 11. We were                                                                  clear that the 2010 World Cup           President Zuma also always made         understanding of issues and challenges         world’s biggest sporting event. But
bitterly disappointed. Up to                                                                  would be an African affair.           himself available to show his support.    facing the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.               what the world will also see is a
then, I don’t think any major                                                                   Our experience shows that           Even before he was inaugurated as           And so now, our time has come.               beautiful, resource-rich country at
event decision was ever taken                                                                 putting together a feasible and       president, he travelled to Zurich to      For 16 years we have been eagerly              the southern tip of Africa, home to
by abstention. It was a feeling                                                               winning bid requires a good           meet with Blatter to assure him that      waiting for this moment. A single              a warm and welcoming people that
of complete emptiness and left                                                                deal of energy, drive, hope           the change of president was not           moment that                                                     have the potential
                                    The lost bid in 2000 didn’t stop South Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                     “And so now, our
us as desolate as a dry riverbed.                                                             and optimism. There are many          going to constitute a change of           presents to                                                     to work together
  But, when we landed at OR
                                    launching a new bid as Dr Irvin Khoza, Chairman of
                                                                                              countries and individuals to lobby    attitude in the government. It was a      the world the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   time has come. For 16                      to ensure that even
                                    the South African Bid Committe for the 2010 FIFA World
Tambo International Airport         Cup™ handed over the bid book three years later           and convince that your country,       very important meeting.                   collective effort     years we have been                        our most difficult
(ORTIA), the people of the                                                                    government, national football           A central player to our hosting         of the South        eagerly waiting for this                    challenges can be
country had gathered. They                                                                    association and above all, people,    a World Cup in Africa is of course        African                   moment.”                              overcome.
were singing and gave us a                                                                    are backing the bid.                  Joseph S. Blatter. When he was            government,                                                        2010 is not an end,
great welcome home. We                                                                          For any major event, govern-        making a bid for his presidency in        private sector and people with the             but a beginning.
took an open bus through                                                                      ment support, enthusiasm and          1997, he was already talking about        assistance of the international foot-            Thank you South Africa.
Soweto and the people were                                                                    commitment from the president         Africa’s first World Cup. In 1976,        ball community. We can proudly say:            Read the full version of Dr Danny
celebrating as if we had won.                                                                 and cabinet is essential in the       he was a development officer              we are ready. For one month, this is a         Jordaan’s column in the June 2010
Then we thought of the saying                                                                 bidding process. All the presidents   for FIFA with a focus on football         moment where the attention of the              edition of The Thinker magazine.
‘Rio Abajo Rio’ – a river beneath                                                             (Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki,         development in Africa. FIFA accepted
the river – that beneath the                                                                  Jacob Zuma and for a short time       us even though we were not yet a
dry riverbed, there is another      FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter creates history in       Kgalema Motlanthe) gave their         democracy thanks to a discussion
                                    announcing South Africa as the host nation for the 2010
river flowing.                      FIFA World Cup™                                           unwavering support for the            between Mandela and Blatter where
  It was a spiritual renewal,                                                                 bid and for hosting the World         Mandela spoke about what we
strength and energy that came                                                                 Cup. Because of the support           called the ‘irreversibility test’ which
from the people. Part of the                                                                  from the presidents, we got the       basically said that the process of
inspiration of our struggle was                                                               support we needed from all            negotiations could not be reversed,
a spirit of “never surrender”                                                                 spheres of government.                apartheid could therefore never
despite however many setbacks                                                                   Both Nelson Mandela and             come back and that we were on the
and temporary retreats you                                                                    Thabo Mbeki were part of              road to democracy. In 1992 we were
encounter, you must move                                                                      the 2010 FIFA World Cup™              welcomed back.
forward. So the energy of                                                                     bid presentation.                       As for Jérôme Valcke, we have a
people clearly said ‘we cannot                                                                Former President FW De Klerk          close partnership. A significant part
                                 A powerful bid delegation including three Nobel
give up’.                        Peace Price Laureates in (from left) Archbishop Desmond and Archbishop Desmond Tutu                of the focus and strength between
  We then argued for a principal Tutu, former presidents FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela were also part of the South                 FIFA and the OC comes from this           Dr Jordaan, taking a moment in his Wetherly’s outfitted office, believes that the 2010 FIFA
                                 as well as then president Thabo Mbeki were on hand to                                                                                        World Cup™ must not be seen as the end of a 16-year long journey but the beginning of
of rotation which FIFA, at the   celebrate the bid’s success on 15 May 2004              African delegation. What a                 close relationship. It’s easy to work     something significant for South Africa and the continent as a whole




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MATCH-DAY EXPERIENCE
Public Information




MATCH DAY: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
It’s match day. The teams
are busy psyching them-
selves up for some fierce
on-field competition. The
cacophony of vuvuzelas
can be heard through the
streets of Mzansi (slang
for South Africa). The
excitement is mounting.
This long awaited event
will be watched by
billions of people around
the world, but for those
lucky enough to be in
South Africa, this is a once                                                                                                                                                                                           In order to make the stadium
in a lifetime opportunity                                                                                                                                                                                              environment safe, secure and enjoy-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       able a list of prohibited items and informa-
to really experience the                                                                                                                                                                                               tion on stadium conduct appears on tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and in the Official Ticket Guide
World Cup.                                The vibe inside the World Cup stadiums is an experience like no other as fans sing,
                                          blow their vuvuzela, wear their makarapa and most importantly back their team in person

Live at the stadium                       relatively mild to warm in the days           way in showing support for a team.          recording devices which won’t be          ing individual entry into the stadium    the many Public Viewing Areas (PVAs)
If heading to the stadium to watch a      – around most parts of the country              Leave early and aim to get to the         used for private use; alcohol or drugs;   through turnstiles.                      around the country.
match, it’s best to go prepared. First    at least – temperatures drop quite            stadiums at least two hours before          racist or xenophobic material; ban-          Once in the stadium, the fun con-        Over and above pubs and sports
and foremost is your ticket to the        drastically at night. So dress warmly         the game to soak up the atmosphere          ners or flags larger than 2m x 1.5m;      tinues. Thirsts can now be quenched,     bars that would normally show the
match. Tickets to matches at any of       and prepare for possible windy, wet           and avoid the rush. Various transport       promotional or commercial material;       food and memorabilia bought, and         matches, there will be dedicated areas
the stadiums are available in all Host    and cold conditions, especially in Cape       facilities are available to make this       umbrellas; motorcycle helmets; food       the entertainment enjoyed. Follow        for fans around the country to enjoy
Cities at the various FIFA Ticketing      Town. Please note that umbrellas are          part of the journey as easy and enjoy-      and drink; gas spay cans, corrosives      the colour-coded signage, or ask one     the matches in a variety of locations
Centres or a Shoprite Checkers store as   not allowed into the stadiums.                able as possible.                           or anything that could cause a fire;      of the many stewards or volunteers, to   acorss the country, from the Mary
many of the main ones are licensed to        Don creative football gear and               Upon arrival at the stadiums, there       megaphones, hooters or gas-powered        find your allocated seat as marked on    Fitzgerald Square in Johannesburg’s
distribute the tickets (exact addresses   celebrate South African style with            will be a security check. It is important   horns; animals; objects which could       the ticket.                              vibrant Newtown district to Oliver
of the ticketing centres and the          the famous makarapa (headgear                 to note that there are certain items        compromise public safety and big                                                   Tambo Centre in the Khayelitsha
participating Shoprite stores can         made out of mining helmets) or the            that are prohibited inside the stadium.     objects which cannot be stowed under      Public Viewing Areas (PVAs)              township in Cape Town.
be found on FIFA.com).                    trumpet-sounding vuvuzela. Overalls,            These include: weapons; bottles,          the seat.                                 Fans will also be able to enjoy the         Entrance to the PVAs will be
   While the South African winter is      flags and face paint also go a long           cups, jugs or cans; sound or image            Tickets will then be scanned allow-     action on and off the screen at one of   determined by the organisers.




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MATCH-DAY EXPERIENCE
Public Information




FIFA Fan Fests™
                                           FIFA Fan Fest™ locations                   fans. With both seating and stand-          After the football, walk to your        the city and the site of the second-       the vast fields of the cricket club will
The stadium is not the only place
                                           To get the most out of the World           ing options, viewing the games on        hotel or on to any one of the many         oldest cricket stadium in the country.     provide a venue with a capacity of
to enjoy the match along with
                                           Cup vibe, here are the details of FIFA     the 50m² screen couldn’t be more         restaurants and pubs along the                In the heart of the city, the stadium   about 20 000 spectators. There will
thousands of fellow supporters.
                                           Fan Fests™ for South Africa 2010.          comfortable, with entertainment          beachfront promenade. Durban               is a natural venue for picnics and has     be both seating and standing op-
All Host Cities will have FIFA Fan
                                                                                      between matches that will bring you      Stadium is also within walking             a host of facilities including an open     tions, with great views of the giant
Fests™ at which people can come
                                           Johannesburg (Soweto)                      to your feet.                            distance.                                  air theatre, public swimming baths         screens. Hospitality packages will
and watch the match and enjoy a
                                           The Soweto FIFA Fan Fest™ is located       •	 Venue: Centurion Cricket Ground       •	 Venue: New Beach (opposite Dr           and the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro-          also be available for those wishing
variety of live entertainment, great
                                           in the heart of the bustling town-            (corner of South & West avenues,         Pixley Kaseme Street, Durban)           politan Art Museum.                        to enjoy a more exclusive viewing
food and drink. Best yet, entrance
                                           ship of Rockville in Soweto, at the           Centurion)                            •	 Capacity: 25 000                           Get to and from the FIFA Fan Fest™      experience. Getting to the FIFA Fan
is free!
                                           series of fields which make up Elkah       •	 Capacity: 30 000                      •	 Opening hours: 10:00 to late            on shuttle buses, or drive there and       Fest™ will be made easy due to its
   The FIFA Fan Fests™ were officially
                                           Stadium. The venue is conveniently         •	 Opening hours: 10:00 to late                                                     park in secure parking areas within        close proximity to the central business
launched at the 2006 World Cup
                                           located next to the Thokoza Park sta-                                               Cape Town                                  walking distance from the venue.           district, as well as the use of Park and
in Germany and 18 million people
                                           tion of Johannesburg’s new bus rapid       Mangaung/Bloemfontein                    The Grand Parade will be the venue         •	 Venue: St Georges Park Cricket          Ride facilities and shuttle buses.
came to watch the matches and
                                           transit system. Up to 40 000 people        The Mangaung/Bloemfontein FIFA           for the FIFA Fan Fest™ in Cape Town.          Ground (Park Drive, Central)            •	 Venue: Polokwane Cricket Club
enjoy the atmosphere at those venues.
                                           can be hosted at Elkah Stadium.            Fan Fest™ will be located at the         Situated at the heart of the city, the     •	 Capacity: 25 000                           (Suid Street, Polokwane)
With three and a half million litres
                                           •	 Venue: Elkah Stadium (Gumede            Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre           square is surrounded by the Castle         •	 Opening hours: 10:00 to late            •	 Capacity: 30 000
of beer consumed, and three million
                                              Street, Rockville)                      in the township of Rocklands, 15         of Good Hope (South Africa’s oldest                                                   •	 Opening hours: (Group phase)
bratwurst eaten, 89% of visitors saw
                                           •	 Capacity: 40 000                        minutes from the city centre.            building), the Cape Town City Hall         Nelspruit                                     12:00 to 00:00; (Round of 16 and
the FIFA Fan Fests™ as the next best
                                           •	 Opening hours: 10am to late                The venue of numerous events          and the newly renovated Cape Town          Located just outside the Nelspruit            quarter-finals) 14:00 to 00:00;
place to being at the stadium.
                                                                                      in the past, the area around the         Station. The square holds a lot of         city centre, Bergvlam High School             (Semi-finals and final) 18:00 to
   All matches are shown live on giant
                                           Johannesburg (Sandton)                     Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre           historical significance as struggle icon   will be the venue for the FIFA Fan            00:00
screens of 50m² (but only one viewed
                                           On the northern side of Johannes-          has undergone a significant upgrade      Nelson Mandela made his famous             Fest™ during the World Cup. As the
if parallel matches are being played).
                                           burg, close to both Alexandra town-        in preparation for the 2010 football     first public address here after his        location of the annual Innibos Arts        Rustenburg
The FIFA Fan Fests™ are all day events
                                           ship and the Sandton central business      events.                                  release from prison in February 1990.      Festival, an event which attracts          The Rustenburg FIFA Fan Fest™
starting from 10am on match days
                                           district, lies InnesFree Park, the venue      Within the venue, five-a-side            The Grand Parade has undergone          over 100 000 festival goers over a         will be based at Fields College, a
until well into the night. There will be
                                           for the Sandton FIFA Fan Fest™. This       football pitches will be available to    extensive upgrades in preparation          three-day period, Bergvlam High            short distance from the city centre,
entertainment before and after the
                                           park, with its rolling grass and water     ensure there will not be a shortage      for the world’s greatest showpiece.        School is a well-known large events        with the Rustenburg Kloof as a
live broadcast of the matches and all
                                           features, will provide a picturesque       of activity. Get to and from the FIFA    Getting to the FIFA Fan Fest™ will be      arena. Ample parking spaces will be        picturesque background for the
ages are welcome.
                                           location for the event, with the           Fan Fest™ on a dedicated shuttle         easy with the overhauled Cape Town         available within walking distance of       gathered crowds. With a capacity
   To make sure the FIFA Fan Fests™
                                           Sandton skyline as a backdrop.             that runs from the centre of town, or    Station just a few hundred metres          the event, with the city providing         of more than 20 000 people, both
remain safe and secure, there will be
                                           •	 Venue: InnesFree Park (Katherine        drive there and park in a secure area    from the venue, or through the Fan         alternative transport arrangements         parking and alternative transport
a security check upon entry. Please do
                                              Street, Sandton)                        close to the venue.                      Walk, which stretches from the Cape        to ensure that you are able to move        arrangements will be in place to
not bring any objects that could be
                                           •	 Capacity: 20 000                        •	 Venue: Mangaung Outdoor Sports        Town Stadium through the centre of         between the stadium and the Fan            ensure easy access to the onsite
considered dangerous, or food and
                                           •	 Opening hours: 10:00 to late               Centre (Phale Street, Rocklands)      Cape Town to the Grand Parade.             Fest with ease.                            festivities.
beverages – these will be available
                                                                                      •	 Capacity: 20 000                      •	 Venue: Grand Parade (Darling            •	 Venue: Bergvlam High School             •	 Venue: Fields College (Klopper
inside. Remember, while it’s all about
                                           Tshwane/Pretoria                           •	 Opening hours: 10:00 to late             Street, Cape Town)                         (Geelhout Avenue, West Acres)              Street, Rustenburg)
having a good time, fans under the
                                           The venue for the FIFA Fan Fest™                                                    •	 Capacity: 20 000                        •	 Capacity: 30 000                        •	 Capacity: 20 000
influence of alcohol or drugs will not
                                           in Tshwane/Pretoria will be the            Durban                                   •	 Opening hours: 11:00 to 23:00           •	 Opening hours: 10:00 to late            •	 Opening hours: 10:00 to late
be allowed into the venue.
                                           Centurion Cricket Ground, located          A great way to watch the game on
   And while South Africans and
                                           just outside the city’s central busi-      a sunny day while catching some          Nelson Mandela Bay/Port                    Polokwane                                  For more information, including
tourists alike will be partying at these
                                           ness district. The cricket ground has      waves in the warm Indian Ocean at        Elizabeth                                  The Polokwane FIFA Fan Fest™ will          distances from stadiums and airports,
venues, fans in six other countries will
                                           been the host to many large sporting       half time will be at Durban’s FIFA Fan   The Nelson Mandela Bay/Port                be based at the city’s 107-year-old        download the Fan Guide from FIFA’s
be doing the same at FIFA Fan Fests™
                                           events in the past, and will provide       Fest™ – the only one in South Africa     Elizabeth FIFA Fan Fest™ is based at       cricket club. Situated a short distance    official website at: www.fifa.com/
in Paris, Berlin, Rome, Sydney, Rio de
                                           numerous onsite facilities for visiting    situated on the beach.                   St Georges Park – the oldest park in       from the new Peter Mokaba Stadium,         worldcup/organisation/index.html
Janeiro and Mexico City.




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TRANSPORT
Update




GETTING AROUND
                                                                                                                               Planes
                                                                                                                               South African aviation systems
                                                                                                                               are geared up and ready to go
                                                                                                                               with frequent flight connections
                                                                                                                               between most of the Host Cities. All
On an adventure of a lifetime, thousands of football fans will be travelling on                                                the airports are relatively close to
                                                                                                                               the cities and stadiums, and public
South Africa’s road, rail and air networks for 30 days of incredible Word Cup                                                  transport plans have been put in
action. While getting around South Africa, and to and from matches, is all part of                                             place to transport fans to major
the fun, it doesn’t have to be complicated. With a little advance planning, you can                                            transport hubs.
                                                                                                                                 There are seven major domestic
take advantage of the many different modes of transportation available and enjoy                                               airlines operating in the country, as
the time of your life in the ‘Rainbow Nation’.                                                                                 well as a number of smaller charter
                                                                                                                               airline companies:
                                                                                                                               • South African Airways:
                                                                                                                               www.flysaa.com
                                                                                                                               • South African Express:
                                                                                                                               www.flyexpress.aero
                                                                                                                               • Airlink: www.saairlink.co.za
                                                                                                                               • British Airways (Comair):
                                                                                                                               www.comair.co.za                         South Africa’s rail network is the transport mode of choice for many locals in the larger
                                                                                                                                                                        Host Cities and will be one of the most convenient ways to travel during the World Cup
                                                                                                                               • Kulula.com: www.kulula.com
                                                                                                                               • 1time: www.1time.aero                  South Africa (PRASA) has commit-              and therefore the main transport
                                                                                                                               • Mango: www.flymango.com                ted to giving all those with match            centre. From Johannesburg’s main
                                                                                                                                                                        tickets for the day free transport on         transport hubs of OR Tambo Inter-
                                                                                                                               Trains                                   the trains to the stadium. A number           national Airport, Sandton CBD,
                                                                                                                               The rail system in South Africa has      of the main stadiums, including               Westgate or Park Station in the city
                                                                                                                               been improved to make travelling         Soccer City, Ellis Park and Loftus            centre, fans will be able to travel
                                                                                                                               by rail not only convenient, but also    Versfeld have train stations right            anywhere in the county.
                                                                                                                               comfortable and affordable. The          outside which makes it one of the               During the 30-day tournament,
                                                                                                                               Shosholoza Meyl train will take you      most convenient forms of transport            a supplementary intercity bus net-
                                                                                                                               from Johannesburg to most Host           on match day.                                 work will be in operation between
                                                                                                                               Cities and offers onboard food and          Make sure you familiarise your-            all cities, concentrating on the
                                                                                                                               beverages, and has the option of         self with the rail schedules, and             inland venues. Services will be
                                                                                                                               cabins with bunk beds.                   non-match day prices, as they will            scheduled according to daily event
                                                                                                                                 For general information and train      differ from city to city. Visit               demands, and fans are recommend-
                                                                                                                               schedules, call the information          Passenger Rail Agency of South                ed to contact bus service companies
                                                                                                                               hotline on 086 000 8888 or visit:        Africa (PRASA) at www.prasa.co.za             to enquire further.
                                                                                                                               www.shosholozameyl.co.za to              or Metrorail at www.metrorail.co.za             You can book most bus tickets at
Friendship will be the hallmark of match day travel as fans make their way to the game                                         purchase tickets online.                                                               • Computicket:
South Africa is the 25th largest              be following their teams –                 However, if time is not an issue,       In South Africa’s main cities, local   Automobiles                                   www.computicket.co.za or visit:
                                                                                                                               commuter rail networks offer con-        Seven of the ten World Cup match              • Intercape: www.intercape.co.za
country in the world (over 1.2                especially to the coastal areas of         then taking a train or travelling
                                                                                                                               venient, low-cost and congestion-        venues are within a five hour drive           • Greyhound:
million km²) and is renowned for              Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay/             by road will give visitors a chance
                                                                                                                               free travel. During the tournament       of Johannesburg, which is the                 www.greyhound.co.za
its scenic beauty and cultural                Port Elizabeth and Durban – flying         to explore South Africa’s vast and
                                                                                                                               the Passenger Rail Association of        central business hub of South Africa          • Translux: www.translux.co.za
diversity. For most fans who will             may be the quickest option.                wonderful countryside.




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TRANSPORT
Update




• SA Roadlink:                                                                                                                         known as the Integrated Rapid
www.saroadlink.co.za                                                                                                                   Transit System (IRT). For the low-
• Bazbus: www.bazbus.co.za                                                                                                             down on the IRT, visit:
   For larger travel groups, there                                                                                                     www.capetown.gov.za
is an extensive coach hire fleet in                                                                                                      If you are willing to spend a little
South Africa. It is advisable to                                                                                                       more money getting to the match,
utilise only coach operators                                                                                                           metered taxi services offer a conve-
registered with the Southern                                                                                                           nient private travel option, but only
African Bus Operators Association                                                                                                      as far as the nearest Park and Rides
(SABOA) or the Southern African                                                                                                        or Park and Walks. Taxi ranks can
Tourism Service Association (SATSA).                                                                                                   easily be found at airports and the
   Self-drive is another option which                                                                                                  main event locations such as hotels
allows fans more flexibility time-                                                                                                     as well as shopping malls.
wise, and a chance to divert off                                                                                                         Make your journey easier by
the beaten track. There are many                                                                                                       visiting: ww.fifa.com/worldcup/des-
car hire companies to choose from,                                                                                                     tination/index.html
and rates begin at approximately                                                                                                       www.findyourway.co.za
R300 per day. Car hire companies                                                                                                       www.southafrica.info
                                                                                                                                                                                    South Africa’s northern-most city, Polokwane is serviced by an upgraded airport
are commonly found at airports, in                                                                                                     www.sa2010.gov.za                            that will also operate as a Park and Ride facility on match days
the CBD and other transport nodes.
A valid driver’s licence is necessary                                                                                                                                              Drive, Amanzimtoti                      East (north and east of the stadium)
(check with the company if they
                                                                                                                                        Park and rides
                                                                                                                                                                                   Nelson Mandela Bay: King’s              and Olympia Park Stadium (in Rust-
require an international drivers        In Johannesburg a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) sytem has been launched connecting most               Soccer City: Wits University – Enoch                                               enburg city centre)
                                        parts of the city with the two match venues and a similar system is operational in Cape Town                                               Beach – parking lot (next to hub); St
licence). Also, remember that South                                                                                                     Sontonga Avenue, Braamfontein
                                                                                                                                                                                   George’s Park – Park Drive (next to
Africans drive on the left (and cars    enough time to make their way to               and Walk services to the stadium,                and Gold Reef City – Data Crescent,
                                                                                                                                                                                   FIFA Fan Fest™) and Andrew Rabie
are thus right-hand drive).             the stadium using the wide range               enabling spectators to park remote-              Ormonde                                                                            Park and WaLks
                                                                                                                                                                                   High School – Aragon Road, Adcock-
Car-rental companies in South           of transport options available.                ly and take a special bus, taxi or rail          Ellis Park: same as Soccer City and                                                Soccer City: Shareworld – Shaft 17
                                                                                                                                                                                   vale
Africa include:                            Each Host City has implemented              service to the stadium on match                  Bezuidenhout Park – Observatory                                                    and Nasrec Road, Ormonde; Aero-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Free State: Bloemfontein Baptist
• Hertz Rent a Car: www.hertz.co.za     local transport plans for the event            days. There may be small costs                   Avenue, Observatory                                                                ton – Rand Show and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Church – Nelson Mandela Drive and
• Europcar: www.europcar.co.za          and will offer airport to city centre          involved, depending on the city. It              Loftus Versfeld: Pretoria Sports                                                   Adcock Ingram roads; Rand Show
                                                                                                                                                                                   Bloemfontein Showgrounds – Curie
• Avis Rent a Car: www.avis.co.za       services, with onward travel by                is also advisable to check with the              Union grounds – Totius Street and                                                  Road – Rand Show and Aerodrome
                                                                                                                                                                                   Avenue
• Budget Rent a Car:                    public transport or metered taxi.              city in case there is a pre-booking              University of Pretoria – Sports Cam-                                               roads
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mbombela: Nelspruit Rugby Club
www.budget.co.za                        They will also have extended bus               system in place.                                 pus, South Street Extension                                                        Ellis Park: Athlone Boys’ High
                                                                                                                                                                                   – Kiepersol Street; Nelspruit Show-
• Key Vehicle Hire:                     services to and from the stadium,                 In Johannesburg, the recently                 Green Point: University of Cape                                                    School – No 70 Bezuidenhout Av-
                                                                                                                                                                                   grounds – Loco Road; Riverside Mall
www.keygroup.co.za                      core city areas, FIFA Fan Fests™,              launched Rea Vaya Bus Rapid                      Town – Upper Campus, Rondebosch;                                                   enue, Bezuidenhout Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                   – Government Boulevard; Nelspruit
• Tempest Car Hire:                     PVAs (Public Viewing Areas) and                Transit (BRT) system is a network of             Camps Bay High School – Victoria                                                   Loftus Versfeld: Pretoria Technical
                                                                                                                                                                                   High School – Cameroon Street and
www.tempestcarhire.co.za                accommodation nodes.                           bus routes serviced by new buses.                Road, Camps Bay; Kronendal Primary                                                 High School – corner of Park and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Nelspruit Primary School – Henshall
                                           The rail service will increase              There are regular bus stops along                School – Andrews Road, Hout Bay.                                                   Wessels streets
                                                                                                                                                                                   Street (only for FIFA Fan Fest™)
Match Days                              operations and include late night              the route throughout the city which              Train stations will also act as Park and                                           Nelson Mandela Bay: Cillié High
                                                                                                                                                                                   Peter Mokaba: Polokwane Inter-
Part of the experience of watching      services including additional secu-            will deliver you to Soccer City and              Rides (see www.capetown.gov.za for                                                 School and Dr Viljoen Primary
                                                                                                                                                                                   national Airport – off Landros Maré
a match at the stadiums is enjoying     rity measures. For fans travelling by          Ellis Park. BRT buses are scheduled              more information).                                                                 School – both Uitenhage Road
                                                                                                                                                                                   Street, Laboria and Nirvana Show-
the journey to get there. To make       car, avoid congestion by calling               to depart every 15 minutes.                      Durban: Gateway Theatre of Shop-                                                   Free State: Grey College and
                                                                                                                                                                                   grounds – Orient Street, Nirvana
this as smooth as possible, fans are    082 152 (‘option three’) en route to              To find out more about the BRT                ping – Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga                                                    Eunice High School – both Jock
                                                                                                                                                                                   Royal Bafokeng: R104 South Site
encouraged to leave for the sta-        your destination. There will be Park           visit: www.reavaya.org.za                        Ridge; Pavilion – Jack Martens Drive,                                              Meiring Street; Municipal Parkade
                                                                                                                                                                                   (close to the N4 intersection with
dium as early as possible and allow     and Ride and in some cities Park                  In Cape Town, this system is                  Westville and Galleria – Moss Kolnick                                              – Fontein Street
                                                                                                                                                                                   R104); Phokeng North and Phokeng




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WORLD CUP GREETINGS
Feature




SAY HELLO
One of the greatest challenges when visiting a foreign country is language and
communication. Just as tricky is hosting 32 different nations from all over the
world who happen to speak different languages. So, to make life a little easier this
World Cup, Ke Nako brings you 32 ways to say ‘hello’.




AlgeriA: “beber-azul”                   nounced gootan taag), “tag” (infror-   mexiCo: “hola”                        pArAguAy: ‘’hola’’                      yo” (formal; pronounced ahn-yan-         word “gruezi”’ in French it
ArgentinA: “hola”                       mal: pronounced taack)                 netherlAnds: “goedemorgen”            portugAl: “bom dia or bons dias”        ha-say-yo), “ahn nyeong” (informal)      is “nonjour” and in Italian
AustrAliA: “g’day”                      ghAnA: “meeng-gah-bou” (spoken in      (pronounced rhoo-de mor-ghen;         (good morning, used before noon or      can also be used to mean goodbye.        it is “buon giorno” or
BrAzil: “olá”                           the capital Accra)                     good morning), “goedemiddag”          before the noon meal); “boa tarde”      spAin: “hola” (pronounced with           “ciao”.
CAmeroon: “bonjour”                     greeCe: ”yia sou” (pronounced yah-     (pronounced rhoo-de mid-aaghh;        or “boas tardes” (good afternoon,       a silent ‘h’: o-la), “alo” (informal),   united stAtes:
Chile: “Hola, bienvenido aqui” means    soo)                                   good afternoon), “goedenavond”        used after noon or after the noon       “buenos días” (good morning),            ”hello”
hello, welcome here.                    hondurAs: “hola”                       (pronounced rhoo-den af-on; good      meal, until twilight); “boa noite” or   “buenas tardes” (afternoon and           uruguAy:
Cote d’ivoire: “ayo”                    itAly: “buon giorno” (pronounced       evening)                              “boas noites” (good evening and         early evening), “buenas noches”          “hola”
denmArk: Either “hej” or “goddag”,      bwohn geeornoh; good morning) or       north koreA: “annyong-hasseyo”        good night, used after twilight) or     (late evening and night). These three
but they both mean hello or good day.   “ciao“                                 new zeAlAnd: “kia ora”                just a simple “ola”.                    forms can be made informal by say-
englAnd: “hello” (formal), hi (infor-   JApAn: “ohayoou gozaimasu” (pro-       nigeriA:                              serBiA: ‘’dobar dan’’ means good        ing “buenas”.
mal) or hey (informal).                 nounced o-ha-yo go-zai-mass; good      hausa: “sannu”                        day.                                    switzerlAnd: there are three
FrAnCe: “bonjour” (formal, for day-     morning), ”konnichi wa“ (pronounced    igbo: “ee-bow-lah-chee” (southeast-   slovAkiA: “Ahoj”                        major languages, German,
time use), “bonsoir” (good evening),    kong-nee-chee-wa; daytime or af-       ern Nigeria)                          sloveniA: “živjo” (pronounced           French, and Italian. In most
“bonne nuit” (good night)               ternoon), “konbanwa” (pronounced       yoruba: “bah-oh”                      ZHEE-vyoh)                              of the German speak-
germAny: “guten tag” (formal; pro-      kong-ban-wa; evening).                 FrenCh: “bonjour”                     south koreA: “ahn nyeong ha se          ing areas it’s the




20
FOOTBALL FOR HOPE
Feature




A FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL          From 4-10 July teens from disadvantaged communities around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           residents of the township will be able
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to be directly involved in the tourna-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ment with many volunteering their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           services through the officicial FIFA
                                the world will gather in the township of Alexandra for their own                                                                                                                           World Cup™ Volunteers Programme.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “It’s my passion to see change and
                                World Cup glory.                                                                                                                                                                           development here. I want to see the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mindset change, and see more pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           grammes so that community members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           can get involved and improve their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           lifestyles,” says Alexandra resident and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Play Soccer – a non-profit organisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – coach, Thami Ndlovu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ndlovu specifically applied to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           volunteer at the Football for Hope
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Festival and will work with event
                                                                                                                                      After the 2010 Football for Hope Festival, Alexandra will receive a permanent
                                                                                                                                      centre much like this one in Khayelitsha township, Cape Town                         management in welcoming both local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and foreign dignitaries to the event.
                                                                                                                                      myself to achieve”.                          The Football for Hope Festival high-    “I’m excited that Alex has been
                                                                                                                                         Victoria Masonga (17) agrees: “I       lights the role of sport in the uplift-    chosen [to host the festival] and that
                                                                                                                                      want to show that crime doesn’t pay       ment of societies around the world,        we are a part of a World Cup event.
                                                                                                                                      but hard work does. I am very proud       especially those torn apart by conflict,   We are now on the map”.
                                                                                                                                      to be representing my community,          poverty or disease. Using football to         In addition to the social impact, the
                                                                                                                                      and when people see me, they can          inspire positive change, delegations       Football for Hope Festival will leave a
                                                                                                                                      also be proud of me.”                     from, among others, India, Tahiti,         physical one as well with the artificial
                                                                                                                                         Before the tournament kicks off,       Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Co-           pitch and facilities being turned into
                                                                                                                                      the participants will take part in an     lombia as well as a mixed Israel/Pales-    a more permanent Football for Hope
                                                                                                                                      orientation programme, get to know        tine and Republic of Ireland/Northern      Centre (including classrooms and
                                                                                                                                      one another and visit similar football    Island teams are being taught how to       healthcare facilities), providing the
                                                                                                                                      programmes throughout the country.        lead healthy lives, adhere to values of    infrastructure for sustainable social
                                                                                                                                         Masonga is really excited about this   anti-discrimination and social integra-    and football development for the
                                                                                                                                      particular part of the programme,         tion, look after the environment and       future. This sustainability programme
The 2010 Football for Hope Festival will bring together youths from all around the world in Alexandra township, Johannesburg          “I am expecting to exchange ideas         learn the value of human rights.           is only one arm of several legacy
                                                                                                                                      and for them to tell me all about their      In the shadow of the affluent           projects that the World Cup in South
Across the country, South Africans are     July, teams of 15-18 year old boys and      Cup a chance to witness some up and            communities.”                             suburb of Sandton, hosting the             Africa intends to leave behind once
getting together, forming leagues,         girls from 32 disadvantaged commu-          coming talent.                                    “I am looking forward to meeting       tournament in Alex goes a long way         the final whistle is blown and the fans
playing on any available surface and       nities around the world will compete           The youths selected to play in these        people from overseas, maybe one           in making sure the World Cup is a          return to wait out the next four years
getting in the swing of things, all in     against each other in Alexandra,            teams are not only chosen for their foot-      day I’ll be able to visit them,” laughs   celebration for everyone. Local            in anticipation.
the name of football. No more so           called ‘Alex’ by the locals.                ball skills, but also their contribution to    Mokalapa.
than Team Alexandra, a township              Mirroring the epic excitement             building a better future in their societies.                                              Led by FIFA and streetfootballworld, and in partnership with the Organising
                                                                                                                                         The actual tournament features a
football team who will be represent-       happening on the fields of Soccer              Says Team Alexandra star Lowyard                                                       Committee, the Football for Hope tournament is part of a movement that
                                                                                                                                      tough five-a-side competition with no
ing South Africa at the Football for       City and other World Cup stadiums,          Mokalapa (17), a volunteer at the                                                         uses the power of the game for social development.
                                                                                                                                      referee, meaning that any disputes
Hope Festival which will run alongside     this tournament will have its own           Alexandra firestation, “I love soccer but                                                 Where: No 3 Square Sports Facility, Alexandra, Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                      are solved through dialogue – just
the World Cup during July.                 3 000 seater stadium which will give        I know I must work hard and do more                                                       When: 4-10 July 2010
                                                                                                                                      one of the methods used to encour-
  For six gruelling days starting on 4     those without tickets to the World          for my community. This how I motivate                                                     For more information: http://www.streetfootballworld.org/football-for-hope2
                                                                                                                                      age mutual understanding.




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AARON MOKOENA
Interview




                MOKOENA: IT’S A
                DREAM COME TRUE
                Looking forward to the first FIFA World Cup™ on                                    I work hard and continue with my
                                                                                                   commitment I can make a 100 caps.
                African soil, South African captain Aaron Mokoena                                  But at the same time I am not one
                took time out to reflect. The topics up for debate:                                to count caps, it’s only recently when
                                                                                                   people started talking about it that I
                the long road to becoming the first player from his                                also seriously thought about it.
                country to reach 100 caps, his thoughts on the                                     What are the attributes for reaching
                responsibility of captaining the host nation at a World                            this milestone?
                                                                                                   I think desire, commitment, hard
                Cup and the privilege his country is enjoying.                                     work, discipline and talent. But also
                                                                                                   note that it does not take only
                How does it feel reaching this          at the moment the roles have been          talent for a person to be successful in
                milestone, something that has never     reversed, the responsibilities now lies    life, especially in football. So for me
                been done before?                       with me and the other senior play-         those five attributes played a very
                I am very privileged and I feel         ers. We have to guide and groom            big role for me to be where I am
                honoured to be the first player to      the youngsters much like we were           today both at club level and in the
                reach a milestone of hundred caps. It   assisted when we started in the            national team.
                means a lot to me. Words can never      national team. I have also gained          Who do you model your game
                describe how I feel about getting to    lots of experience along the way and       around?
                where I am now.                         what I have learnt I have to impart        It has to be Lucas Radebe (former
                Do you remember your first cap?         to the other players.                      Bafana Bafana captain), he has been
                Yes, it was against Botswana in         What has the pressure been like on         the person I have been looking up
                Gaborone (in the Cosafa Cup on          the way to getting to 100?                 to since I started playing football.
                20 February 1999) playing at the        Playing for Bafana Bafana, wearing         And when I came to the national
                back with Matthew Booth and Trott       that national team jersey, is just pres-   team it was a dream of mine to play
                Moloto was the coach at the time.       sure on its own and we have to live        alongside him and I achieved that
                We were playing away from home          with it. Remember we are represent-        goal. But what he has achieved for
                and it was one of the games where       ing thousands of footballers who did       this country words can’t describe. He
                I really enjoyed myself. I will never   not make the team, as well as mil-         was a good ambassador on and off
                forget that match, more so because      lions of South Africans who are sup-       the football field and really raised
                we won 2-1.                             porters of the team. But at the same       the South African flag by going
                Any difference between your first       time it’s also enjoyable pressure.         abroad and captaining a foreign
                cap back then and now as a player?      When did you realise you were              club (Leeds United in England). He
                In my first cap I was surrounded        going to reach 100 caps?                   really inspired me. Proudly, I have
                by players who I had to learn a lot     I think the game we played against         also done the same, captaining clubs
                from, who encouraged me and took        Nigeria in Abuja where I earned my         in England and being captain of the
                the responsibility of the team – but    70th cap, and I told myself that if        national team.




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 AARON MOKOENA
 Interview




What are your thoughts to captain a                                                                                                 What is your message to your             And finally, what is your message to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     THE 23 MEN CHOSEN
team at the World Cup?                                                                                                              teammates in the national team.          the millions of supporters backing
I am not going to lie and say I don’t                                                                                               What I can say to them is that we are    Bafana Bafana?                                          TO CARRY THE HOST
think about it everyday. To be honest                                                                                               talented and really honoured to be       This is the first World Cup on the                      NATION’S PRIDE...
it’s a dream come true and I have                                                                                                   part and parcel of the team that will    African continent, we as South                          GOALKEEPERS
never imagined that someday it will                                                                                                 be representing the country at the       Africans are privileged to represent                    Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates)
happen. I have been to a few Africa                                                                                                 highest level. There are many players    the continent by hosting this big                       Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)
Cup of Nations tournaments as                                                                                                       out there who want to be in this         event, we have to get together                          Shu-Aib Walters (Maritzburg
captain but nothing beats this one,                                                                                                 position, so we                                                  and show                        United)
it’s something I will cherish for as                                                                                                need to grab this                                                the world                       DEFENDERS
long as I live. But at the same time                                                                                                chance with two
                                                                                                                                                              “We as South Africans that South                                       Matthew Booth (Mamelodi
let’s not forget it’s not about the                                                                                                 hands and make                are privileged to                  Africa has                      Sundowns)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Siboniso Gaxa (Mamelodi
captain only – football is a team                                                                                                   sure that we go out      represent the continent what it takes
sport, there are ten other players                                                                                                  there and give it                                                in terms of                     Sundowns)
with me on the field and some more                                                                                                  our all. We are the
                                                                                                                                                                by hosting this big                  support and                     Bongani Khumalo (SuperSport
on the bench – what I mean by that                                                                                                  ones with the pow-                     event”                    delivering a                    United)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa,
is that the biggest honour is rep-                                                                                                  er to influence the                                              world class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Israel)
resenting your country, then being                                                                                                  results, we have the team spirit and     event. It’s a perfect opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth FC,
captain is an added bonus.                                                                                                          the desire to do so, and with a little   for South Africa to sell herself to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     England)
Who has been the toughest              The South African football team have drawn support from all quarters, including John         bit of sacrifice we can do something.    the world.
                                       Smit, captain of the South African national rugby team who are the current world champions                                                                                                    Anele Ngcongca (KRC Genk,
opponent you have faced?                                                                                                            I hope the players can go out there      Interview courtesy of the South                         Belgium)
I would probably give it to Raul        How far do you think Bafana Bafana              safely say I came back with loads of        to show the country we can do it.        African Football Association (SAFA)                     Siyabonga Sangweni (Lamontville
(former captain of Spain) for his       can go in the World Cup?                        experience because as a player you                                                                                                           Golen Arrows)
sterling play at the 2002 World Cup     We are all aware that we are in a               learn and acquire experience every-                                                                                                          Lucas Thwala (Orlando Pirates)
in Korea, we lost that match 2-3. He    tough group, playing against teams              day. So my experience should come in                                                                                                         MIDFIELDERS
made it difficult for us on that day.   that are very experienced and two of handy but as I said before it’s not                                                                                                                     Lance Davids (Ajax Cape Town)
And perhaps because of that result                                them have won only about me, it’s about the team                                                                                                                   Kagisho Dikgacoi (Fulham, England)
we were not able                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thanduyise Khuboni (Lamontville
to proceed to the
                                                                                               have very
                         “My experience should the World Cup as weare playing experienced players
                                                                  before (Uruguay who                      in top flight football                                                                                                    Golden Arrows)
second round.             come in handy but it’s and France) but and have won titles at their various                                                                                                                                Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chiefs)
Who is the most           not only about me, it’s our target is to clubs. So their experience will be valu-                                                                                                                          Teko Modise (Orlando Pirates)
exciting player                                                   move from the         able too.
you have shared               about the team”                     group stages          Captain of the national team, 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Surprise Moriri (Mamelodi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sundowns)
the field with at                                                 and proceed as        caps and playing for your country –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Steven Pienaar (Everton, England)
national team level?                    far as we can. We have to take each             what is more valuable to you?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MacBeth Sibaya (FC Rubin Kazan,
I think Puyol (Spanish defender), for   game as it comes and not put our-               They all mean a lot to me, but the                                                                                                           Russia)
me he really stands out above the       selves under unnecessary pressure and truth is they are all intertwined – to                                                                                                                 Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs)
rest. He leads by example and has       then the sky is the limit.                      get to one you have to achieve the                                                                                                           STRIKERS
done well at club level for Barcelona   This is your second World Cup, will             other. First you represent your coun-                                                                                                        Katlego Mphela (Mamelodi
where he has won many titles but still your experience from Korea/Japan                 try, then one of the two will follow,                                                                                                        Sundowns)
every time he plays he is hungry.       2002 help this time around?                     and sometimes it’s both as is the case                                                                                                       Siyabonga Nomvete (Moroka
So he is one of the players I had an    At this level you need experience, and with me. But representing your coun-                                                                                                                  Swallows)
opportunity to share the field with     having played at the 2002 World Cup try has to be the highest honor for                     The team spirit that has been fostered within the South African national team’s camp has         Bernard Parker (FC Twente,
                                                                                                                                    seen them attain positive results and gain the nation’s trust in the build up to the World Cup
and I really admire him a lot.          tournament in Korea and Japan I can any footballer.                                                                                                                                          Netherlands)




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FEEL IT, IT IS HERE!                                                                                                              playing three matches and scoring a
                                                                                                                                  goal in the 3-2 win over Italy, reign-
                                                                                                                                  ing world champions then too.
                                                                                                                                  Greece – While three other teams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A FAMILY AFFAIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The most intriguing case of family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          involvement will be in Group D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          where brothers Jerome Boateng
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Kevin-Prince Boateng will fea-
                                                                                                                                  at South Africa 2010 (Honduras,                                                         ture in opposing squads. Younger
South Africa 2010 is here. The teams have arrived and fans are following in tow.                                                  Slovenia and New Zealand) have                                                          half-brother Jerome, a defender,
Here in bite-sized format is a preview of interesting facts, vital info and ‘did you                                              yet to win a match at a World Cup                                                       is in the German squad while mid-
knows’ to impress your friends and family during the tournament.                                                                  finals, Greece are the only team still                                                  fielder Kevin-Prince despite having
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          turned out for Germany’s youth
                                                                                                                                  waiting to score their first goal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          teams recently had his change of
                                                                                         of which encouraged FIFA to launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nationalities ratified by FIFA – so he
                                                                                         the FIFA World Cup™ in 1930.             GROUP C                                                                                 will represent Ghana, their father’s
                                                                                                                                                                           Record breaker – Carlos Alberto Parreira
                                                                                         France – Next to Brazil, France          England – Other teams scored more        will become the first coach to appear in six   homeland. Other cases of family
                                                                                                                                                                           World Cups. Besides South Africa, he has       involvement include:
                                                                                         are the only South Africa 2010           goals than England’s 34 during the       taken Kuwait (1982), United Arab Emirates
                                                                                         participants to have played in the       preliminary competition, but their       (1990), Saudi Arabia (1998) and his native     Argentina: Coach Diego Maradona
                                                                                                                                                                           Brazil (1994 and 2006) to the finals           and Sergio Agüero (father and son-
                                                                                         first three World Cup tournaments        3.4 goals per match average was the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in-law)
                                                                                         before the Second World War.             best of all.                             GROUP D                                        Cameroon: Rigobert Song and Alex
                                                                                                                                  USA – The ‘Stars and Stripes’            Germany – Germany have won                     Song (uncle and nephew)
                                                                                         GROUP B                                  bagged more goals than any other         all four of the penalty shoot-outs             Côte d’Ivoire: Kolo Toure and Yaya
                                                                                         Argentina – Diego Maradona               nation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup        which they have been involved in               Toure (brothers)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ghana: Ibrahim Ayew and André
                                                                                         becomes the fourth Argentine to          preliminary tournament, not count-       at the FIFA World Cup, prevailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ayew (brothers)
                                                                                         appear at the World Cup both as a        ing the play-offs. Bob Bradley’s men     against France in 1982, Mexico in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Honduras: Wilson Palacios and
                                                                                         player and as coach of their native      found the net a total of 42 times in     1986, England in 1990 and Argen-               Jhony Palacios (brothers)
                                                                                         country. The first was Guillermo         18 qualifiers.                           tina in 2006.                                  Netherlands: Coach Bert van
                                                                                         Stabile, who went from finalist in       Algeria – In addition to being the       Australia – A solid defence was                Marwijk and Mark van Bommel
                                                                                         1930 to strategist in 1958. Vladislao    only African coach among the 32          the bedrock of Australia’s success-            (father and son-in-law)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Paraguay: Edgar Barreto and Diego
A cumulative audience of 26 billion viewers watched the 64 matches of Germany            Cap and Daniel Passarella were the       finalists, Rabah Saadane becomes         ful 2010 preliminary campaign.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Barreto (brothers)
2006. Almost 31 million fans have attended World Cup matches since 1930, at an average   other two.                               the first trainer from his continent     The Socceroos have conceded only
of 44 000 per match. Now it’s Africa’s turn...                                                                                                                                                                            Slovakia: Coach Vladimir Weiss and
                                                                                         Nigeria – On 25 June 1994 in Bos-        to take part in two different edi-       four goals in 14 qualifiers, includ-           Vladimir Weiss (father and son, below)
GROUP A                                      No fewer than 19 members of El              ton, Nigeria became the last team        tions of the World Cup. A member         ing a new national record run of
South Africa – Bafana Bafana will            Tricolor squad netted the 36 goals          to face Diego Maradona on foot-          of the technical staff at the 1982       seven clean sheets, all with Mark
become only the eighth home team             that fired them to South Africa.            ball’s highest stage. Playing his 21st   edition, he was head coach of Les        Schwarzer between the sticks.
to play in the opening match of the          Uruguay – While La Celeste are only         and final match in a glittering FIFA     Fennecs four years later in Mexico.      Serbia – Beli Orlovi, playing as
tournament. The defending champi-            two-time world champions they               World Cup career, Argentina’s iconic     Slovenia – The country is the fifth      Serbia and Montenegro, were
ons featured in the opening match            play with four stars on their shirts:       No 10 helped his countrymen to a         smallest World Cup participant of        officially considered the last placed
from 1974 to 2002.                           two for the World Cup wins of 1930          2-1 success over the Super Eagles.       all-time with an estimated popula-       team at Germany 2006, having                   Slovenia: Samir Handanovic and
Mexico – Mexico hold the record for          and 1950 and the other two in com-          Korea Republic – Coach Huh Jung-         tion of just two million and they are    amassed three defeats, with two                Jasmin Handanovic (cousins)
the most different players to score          memoration of the two Olympic                                                                                                                                                USA: Coach Bob Bradley and
                                                                                         Moo represented his native country       the fourth smallest by size (20 000      goals scored and no fewer than ten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michael Bradley (father and son)
in the 2010 preliminary tournament.          triumphs of the 1920s, the success          as a player in the 1986 World Cup,       kilometres squared).                     conceded.




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                                                                                               BY THE NUMBERS...                    their Trophy-winning campaign.
                                                                                               2063... goals have been scored in    Paraguay – In previous World Cup
                                                                                               the 708 World Cup matches that       tournaments, Paraguay have never
                                                                                               have been played so far              won more than one match.
                                                                                               420... million US Dollars is
                                                                                                                                    New Zealand – The All Whites have
                                                                                               up for grabs during the 2010
                                                                                               tournament, with 30 million          been the least active of the 32
                                                                                               going to the winners                 teams in the period between
                                                                                               206... nations attempted to          Germany 2006 and South Africa
                                                                                               qualify for the 2010 tournament      2010 having only played 23 ‘A’
                                                                                               71... years old – Greece’s
                                                                                                                                    matches – that’s 49 matches less
                                                                                               German coach Otto Rehhagel will
                                                                                                                                    than the most active team, Mexico.
                                                                                               surpass Italian Cesare Maldini (69
                                                                                               in 2002) as the oldest-ever coach    Slovakia – as the only 2010
                                                                                               42... years old – Cameroonian        debutantes Slovakia become the
                                                                                                                                                                             Ghana, with an average age of 24 years, 9 months old are the youngest squad
                                                                                               striker Roger Milla’s age when       76th team to have taken part in          by five months over Korea DPR at South Africa 2010. On the other hand the oldest squad
Unique goalscorer – Apart from holding the record for the most goals in a single               he became the oldest-ever World      the World Cup finals. This includes      at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ will be Brazil whose average age is 29 years, 3 months old –
tournament (13 at Sweden 1958), Frenchman Just Fontaine is also one of only two men to         Cup player and goalscorer                                                     edging out England and Australia who are one and three months younger respectively
score in every match of a World Cup alongside Uruguayan Alcides Ghiggia (Brazil 1950). He                                           teams who either no longer exist or
                                                                                               15... goals scored by Ronaldo of
is also one of only four men (including Sándor Kocsis, Gerd Müller and Gabriel Batistuta) to                                        have undergone a transformation          England and Mexico coach Sven                 his 1620 minutes of action were
have scored two hat-tricks in World Cup matches – to date there have been 47 hat-tricks        Brazil in World Cup matches, the
                                                                                               most ever by an individual           like they have when they became          Goran Eriksson.                               more than any other player.
Ghana – For the second time, a                  Japan – Outside of the hosts, Japan            11... seconds had elapsed            their own entity in 1993 after the       Portugal – Portugal have drawn                Chile – During the 2010 preliminary
Serbian head coach has steered                  were the first team to qualify for             when Hakan Sükür scored the          break-up of Czechoslavakia.              only one of their 19 matches at               tournament Chile won ten times,
Ghana to the World Cup finals. This             South Africa 2010 with their 1-0               quickest goal in World Cup
                                                                                                                                    GROUP G                                  previous World Cups.                          more than they had managed in
year Milovan Rajevac has emulated               win over Uzbekistan on 6 June 2009             history for Turkey against Korea
                                                                                                                                    Brazil – Seleção have contested in all   GROUP H                                       both of their previous campaigns
                                                                                               Republic in 2002
the achievement of Ratomir                      coming hours before Australia and                                                   18 previous World Cup tournaments        Spain – Since and including their             combined. La Roja recorded just
                                                                                               6... tournaments have been won
Dujkovic in 2006.                               Korea Republic secured their places.           by the hosts (the only one of        and, as such, hold many records:         triumphant UEFA Euro campaign in              three successes in 2002 and five in
GROUP E                                         Cameroon – The Indomitable Lions               the seven previous winners to        most matches (92), most victories        2008, Spain have failed to win only           2006, failing to claim a finals berth.
Netherlands – The Dutch were                    lead the African continent in terms            not have clinched at least one of    (64), most goals scored (201) and        two out of 29 matches with their
the first team to lose two finals in            of World Cup participations (South             their titles at home is Brazil)                                                                                              BLOW YOUR WHISTLE...
                                                                                                                                    significantly, most titles (5).          only defeat coming against USA in
                                                                                               5... Tournaments attended by                                                                                                 Four of the 29 referees will become
a row, 1974 and 1978 – on both                  Africa 2010 will be their sixth),                                                   Korea DPR – Chollima recorded one        last year’s FIFA Confederations Cup.
                                                                                               Antonio Carbajal (Mexico) and                                                                                                the first-ever representative from
occasions against the host team.                matches played (17) and goals                                                       of the greatest upsets of World Cup      Switzerland – Schweizer Nati, the
                                                                                               Lothar Matthäus (West Germa-                                                                                                 their country to referee at a
The only other team to lose two                 scored (15).                                   ny), the record holders              history when they beat Italy 1-0 on      Swiss national team, were involved             World Cup tournament, namely:
consecutive finals is West Germany,             GROUP F                                        3... titles won by Pelé, a record    the way to the quarterfinals at          in the highest-scoring match in                Joel Aguilar (El Salvador),
finishing in second place in both               Italy – Marcello Lippi’s return to the         for an individual                                                                                                            Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan),
                                                                                                                                    England 1966, however they then          World Cup history when they lost
1982 and 1986.                                  Italy post maintains the tradition             2... People who have won the                                                                                                 Eddy Maillet (Seychelles) and
                                                                                                                                    lost against Portugal having been        5-7 to Austria in the 1954 tourna-
                                                                                               World Cup as a player and as                                                                                                 Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh
Denmark – In each of their three                of all of Italy’s World Cup-winning                                                 3-0 up which has only happened on        ment, held in Switzerland.
                                                                                               a coach, namely Mario Zagallo                                                                                                (Malaysia)
participations in the finals of                 coaches – the others being Vittorio            (Brazil) and Franz Beckenbauer       one other occasion in a World Cup.       Honduras – Los Catrachos’ first                Meanwhile, 26 countries will be
football’s global showpiece, the                Pozzo (1934, 1938) and Enzo Bear-              (Germany)                            Côte d’Ivoire – On 28 March, The         choice goalkeeper Noel Valladares              represented by referees in South
Scandinavians have always survived              zot (1982) returning to the Azzurri            0... The number of titles won by     Elephants became last nation to          kept goal in all 18 matches on the             Africa with with Mexico, New
beyond the first round.                         dugout in the edition following                a team led by a foreign coach                                                                                                Zealand and Uruguay having two.
                                                                                                                                    appoint their head coach in former       road to South Africa 2010, in effect




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 Group matches
          grouP a                                      grouP D                                       grouP g                                           grouP b                                                  grouP D                                         grouP h                                      grouP c                                          grouP e
          south africa vs mexico                       serbia vs ghana                               côte d’Ivoire vs Portugal                         greece vs nigeria                                        ghana vs australia                              chile vs switzerland                         slovenia vs england                              Denmark vs Japan
          11 June, 16:00, soccer cItY                  13 June, 16:00, Loftus VersfeLD               15 June, 16:00, neLson manDeLa baY                17 June, 16:00, free state                               19 June, 16:00, roYaL bafoKeng                  21 June, 16:00, neLson manDeLa baY           23 June, 16:00, neLson manDeLa baY               24 June, 20:30, roYaL bafoKeng

          grouP a                                      grouP D                                       grouP g                                           grouP a                                                  grouP e                                         grouP h                                      grouP c                                          grouP e
          uruguay vs france                            germany vs australia                          brazil vs Korea DPr                               france vs mexico                                         cameroon vs Denmark                             spain vs honduras                            usa vs algeria                                   cameroon vs netherlands
          11 June, 20:30, green PoInt                  13 June, 20:30, Durban                        15 June, 20:30, eLLIs ParK                        17 June, 20:30, Peter moKaba                             19 June, 20:30, Loftus VersfeLD                 21 June, 20:30, eLLIs ParK                   23 June, 16:00, Loftus VersfeLD                  24 June, 20:30, green PoInt

          grouP b                                      grouP e                                       grouP h                                           grouP D                                                  grouP f                                         grouP a                                      grouP D                                          grouP g
          Korea republic vs greece                     netherlands vs Denmark                        honduras vs chile                                 germany vs serbia                                        slovakia vs Paraguay                            mexico vs uruguay                            ghana vs germany                                 Portugal vs brazil
          12 June, 13:30, neLson manDeLa baY           14 June, 13:30, soccer cItY                   16 June, 13:30, mbombeLa                          18 June, 13:30, neLson manDeLa baY                       20 June, 13:30, free state                      22 June, 16:00, roYaL bafoKeng               23 June, 20:30, soccer cItY                      25 June, 16:00, Durban

          grouP b                                      grouP e                                       grouP h                                           grouP c                                                  grouP f                                         grouP a                                      grouP D                                          grouP g
          argentina vs nigeria                         Japan vs cameroon                             spain vs switzerland                              slovenia vs usa                                          Italy vs new Zealand                            france vs south africa                       australia vs serbia                              Korea DPr vs côte d’Ivoire
          12 June, 16:00, eLLIs ParK                   14 June, 16:00, free state                    16 June, 16:00, Durban                            18 June, 16:00, eLLIs ParK                               20 June, 16:00, mbombeLa                        22 June, 16:00, free state                   23 June, 20:30, mbombeLa                         25 June, 16:00, mbombeLa

          grouP c                                      grouP f                                       grouP a                                           grouP c                                                  grouP g                                         grouP b                                      grouP f                                          grouP h
          england vs usa                               Italy vs Paraguay                             south africa vs uruguay                           england vs algeria                                       brazil vs côte d’Ivoire                         nigeria vs Korea republic                    slovakia vs Italy                                chile vs spain
          12 June, 20:30, roYaL bafoKeng               14 June, 20:30, green PoInt                   16 June, 20:30, Loftus VersfeLD                   18 June, 20:30, green PoInt                              20 June, 20:30, soccer cItY                     22 June, 20:30, Durban                       24 June, 16:00, eLLIs ParK                       25 June, 20:30, Loftus VersfeLD

          grouP c                                      grouP f                                       grouP b                                           grouP e                                                  grouP g                                         grouP b                                          grouP f                                      grouP h
          algeria vs slovenia                          new Zealand vs slovakia                       argentina vs Korea republic                       netherlands vs Japan                                     Portugal vs Korea DPr                           greece vs argentina                          Paraguay vs new Zealand                          switzerland vs honduras
          13 June, 13:30, Peter moKaba                 15 June, 13:30, roYaL bafoKeng                17 June, 13:30, soccer cItY                       19 June, 13:30, Durban                                   21 June, 13:30, green PoInt                     22 June, 20:30, Peter moKaba                 24 June, 16:00, Peter moKaba                      25 June, 20:30, free state



 Group standings
          team                           W         D                L                Pts             team                              W           D                  L               Pts                        team                             W            D                 L             Pts                team                            W            D                 L              Pts

          south africa                                                                               argentina                                                                                                   england                                                                                          Germany
grouP a




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       grouP D
                                                                                           grouP b




                                                                                                                                                                                                      grouP c
          mexico                                                                                     nigeria                                                                                                     usa                                                                                              australia

          uruguay                                                                                    Korea Rep.                                                                                                  algeria                                                                                          serbia

          france                                                                                     Greece                                                                                                      slovenia                                                                                         Ghana

          netherlands                                                                                italy                                                                                                       Brazil                                                                                           spain




                                                                                                                                                                                                      grouP g




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       grouP h
grouP e




                                                                                           grouP f




          denmark                                                                                    paraguay                                                                                                    Korea dpR                                                                                        switzerland

          Japan                                                                                      new Zealand                                                                                                 Côte d’ivoire                                                                                    Honduras

          Cameroon                                                                                   slovakia                                                                                                    portugal                                                                                         Chile


 Knockout matches
                Round of 16                                      QuaRteRfinals                                                semifinal                                                  final                                                        semifinal                                      QuaRteRfinals                                              Round of 16

           1a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1b
              26 June, 16:00, neLson manDeLa baY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       27 June, 20:30, soccer cItY

           2b                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2a
                                                                           2 JuLY, 20:30                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3 JuLY, 16:00
                                                                           soccer cItY                                                                                                                                                                                                                   green PoInt
           1c                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1D
                 26 June, 20:30, roYaL bafoKeng                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27 June, 16:00, free state

           2D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2c
                                                                                                                                   6 JuLY, 20:30                                                                                                      7 JuLY, 20:30
                                                                                                                                                                                    11 JuLY, 20:30, soccer cItY
                                                                                                                                   green PoInt                                                                                                          Durban
           1e                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1f
                      28 June, 16:00, Durban                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          29 June, 16:00, Loftus VersfeLD
           2f                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2e
                                                                         2 JuLY, 16:00                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 JuLY, 20:30
                                                                     neLson manDeLa baY                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eLLIs ParK
           1g                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1h
                     28 June, 20:30, eLLIs ParK                                                                                                                                 thIrD-PLace PLaYoff                                                                                                                                                     29 June, 20:30, green PoInt
           2h                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2g
                                                                                                                                                                             10 JuLY, 20:30, neLson manDeLa baY
WORLD CUP CAPTAINS
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LEAD ACT                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for the first time at a World Cup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         include Ryan Nelsen (New Zealand),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nam Song-Chol (Korea DPR) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Diego Lugano (Uruguay), whose
Every four years one man gets the chance to lift the coveted FIFA World Cup™
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         teams didn’t qualify four years ago.
trophy first. Eighteen men have done it before. One will be looking to repeat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Similarly, Paraguay’s Denis Caniza
the act at South Africa 2010, but 31 others will be looking to prevent him doing                                                                                                                                         and Yuji Nakazawa of Japan only
that. Meet this year’s FIFA World Cup™ captains.                                                                                                                                                                         became their teams’ captains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         after changing their minds about
Four years ago Italy’s captain                                                                                                                                                                                           retiring after the last World Cup.
Fabio Cannavaro became the 18th                                                                                                                                                                                          Also elevated after the last tourna-
member of an elite list of World                                                                                                                                                                                         ment were USA’s Carlos Bocanegra
Cup-winning captains. This year the                                                                                                                                                                                      and Australia’s Lucas Neill.
classy centreback returns not only                                                                                           Will it be Lúcio giving a thumbs up to another Brazilian success, England’s Rio Ferdinand     Then there is a man whose last act
                                                                                                                             pointing the way to World Cup glory or will Iker Casillas’ prayers be answered for Spain?
as the oldest captain in South Africa                                                                                                                                                                                    as a player will be leading his team
– at 37 – but also the most experi-                                                                                         neck with Cannavaro caps-wise).               from Manchester United to Real                 in South Africa.
enced with over 130 caps.                                                                                                     They also vary from the defensive           Madrid last year.                                Netherlands captain Giovanni
  Chief among those favoured to                                                                                             minded fulcrums, namely Gerardo                  As usual, the largest contingent of         Bronckhorst is quitting all forms of
claim the 2010 title is Spain, with                                                                                         Torrado (Mexico), Javier Mascherano           captains at this year’s World Cup are          the game following the World Cup –
their captain Iker Casillas aiming to                                                                                       (Argentina) and Yazid Mansouri                defenders.                                     the 35-year-old is obviously hopeful
become only the third gloveman to                                                                                           (Algeria), to those who are their                Among them, South Africa’s Aaron            that he’ll be the man to finally lead
raise the trophy first, after Italians                                                                                      team’s chief playmakers, in this              Mokoena naturally becomes the                  the Dutch to the world crown, hav-
Giampiero Combi in 1934 and Dino                                                                                            case Stephen Appiah (Ghana), Park             19th man – but significantly, the first        ing previously lost in two finals (1974
Zoff in 1982. Meanwhile, the only                                                                                           Ji-Sung (Korea Republic), Georgios            African – to captain the host nation.          and 1978).
other goalkeeper-captain at South                                                                                           Karagounis (Greece) and Robert                The last person to do so, Germany’s              That won’t be easy though, as
Africa 2010 will be Claudio Bravo of                                                                                        Koren (Slovenia).                             Michael Ballack saw an injury rule             rounding off the captains list is
the talented but youthful Chile side.                                                                                         Among all the midfield captains             him out this time so standing in for           another man hugely favoured to
  As rare as a goalkeeper being the                                                                                         however, Serbia’s Dejan Stankovic             him will be Philipp Lahm, who at               become ‘winning captain no. 19’.
winning captain is a striker claiming    Fabio Cannavaro has already claimed his place in history and now he will attempt   and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo              1.70 metres tall is the shortest cap-          Brazil’s Lúcio has won the 2002
                                         to become the first man to captain two World Cup-winning teams
the honour.                                                                                                                 stand out.                                    tain at the 2010 tournament.                   World Cup and 2005 FIFA Confedera-
  To this end, six men who can call      there’s Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o and       Dahl Tomasson and Alexander Frei of        The 31-year-old Stankovic will                 Meanwhile, England’s Rio Ferdinand          tions Cup as a player, lifted last year’s
themselves genuine centre forwards       Didier Drogba of Côte d’Ivoire, both      Switzerland.                             become the first player to represent          will be the tallest at 1.89 metres. His        Confederations Cup as captain and
will vie to join Giuseppe Meazza         of whom arrive in South Africa as           In midfield, the captains vary,        three different countries at a World          promotion in March came amid con-              comes off a treble-winning season
(Italy, 1938) and Fritz Walter (West     their team’s undisputed best players      from the youngest in Slovakia’s          Cup having turned for Yugoslavia at           troversial circumstances, but that will        with Inter Milan (alongside Eto’o
Germany, 1954).                          – with their success destined to          22-year-old Marek Hamšík, to the         France 1998 and Serbia and Monte-             all be forgotten should he follow              and Stankovic).
  French captain Thierry Henry           determine their teams’.                   most experienced in terms of years       negro at Germany 2006, while the              a fellow West Ham United alumni,                 Considering those facts, few would
already has a winners’ medal to his        Rounding off the list of striker-       at international level in Honduras’      latter enters the 2010 tournament as          Bobby Moore, in lifting the trophy             bet against the 32-year-old who
name, but that came when he was          captains are ageing stars Nwankwo         Amado Guevara, who made his              the most expensive player in history          for England again.                             seems to know and thrive on that
a relative unknown in 1998. Then         Kanu of Nigeria, Denmark’s Jon            debut in 1994 (he also runs neck and     courtesy of his £80-million move                 Others captaining their countries           winning feeling.




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THE WORLD CUP: A
BRIEF HISTORY
                                                                                                                                     out the war, intent on preventing
                                                                                                                                     it falling into the hands of occupy-
                                                                                                                                     ing troops. In 1946, the trophy was
                                                                                                                                     officially renamed in honour of then
                                                                                                                                     FIFA President Jules Rimet, who had
The FIFA Word Cup™ has had a long and storied history with South Africa                                                              worked tirelessly to preserve the spirit
                                                                                                                                     and structures of the game during the
2010 already adding a new chapter to the story. A look back through the                                                              years of conflict.
18 previous editions reveals just why the event is the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’.                                                        The starting field in Brazil for the
                                                                                                                                     1950 finals again numbered just 13
                                                                                        arrived in Uruguay. Once underway,           nations. Following a league-based
                                                                                        the tournament produced football             preliminary round, Brazil, Sweden,
                                                                                        at its contemporary best. By the end,        Spain and Uruguay played off for the
                                                                                        the host nation won and became               trophy. A Seleção needed just a point
                                                                                        the first team to lay hands on the           from their meeting with Uruguay to
                                                                                        coveted trophy, then known as Victory        seal the title, but a crowd officially
                                                                                        or simply as the World Cup.                  recorded as 199 954 – estimates vary
                                                                                          By the time of the second edition          from 174 000 to as many as 205 000
                                                                                        in Italy four years later, interest in the   – watched in mounting horror as one
                                                                                        global showdown had soared. Thirty-          of the biggest upsets in footballing       West Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer becomes the first captain to lift the brand-new
                                                                                        two countries took part in a qualifying      history ended with the Uruguayans          FIFA World Cup™ Trophy in 1974 but Johan Cruyff and the ‘total football’ Dutch team
                                                                                                                                                                                were considered the stars of the tournament
                                                                                        round to determine the 16 finalists –        sealing a second triumph.
                                                                                        and once again, the hosts carried off           The next shock outcome rapidly          to compete in Switzerland, and this                as England defeated West Germany
                                                                                        the honours.                                 followed. Germans refer to the events      was the size of the starting field right           4-2 in a thrilling and controversial
                                                                                          If all good things really come in          of four years later as ‘The Miracle        through until the 1982 finals in Spain,            final at Wembley.
                                                                                        threes, hosts France should have won         of Berne’, as Sepp Herberger’s West        when it rose to 24.                                   The Brazilians were back to the
                                                                                        the third FIFA World Cup finals. But it      Germany went to Switzerland in 1954           In 1958, the show in Sweden                     sublime best for the 1970 finals in
                                                                                        was not to be: the French made it to         and beat the seemingly invincible          belonged to a certain 17-year-old by               Mexico, sweeping aside the competi-
                                                                                        the quarterfinals but were beaten by         Hungarians 3-2 in the Final. In terms      the name of Pelé, a major contributor              tion and taking home the Jules Rimet
Italian coach Vittorio Pozzo lifts the original FIFA World Cup™ Trophy, the Jules       holders Italy. The Squadra Azzurri duly      of innovation, the 1954 tournament         to Brazil’s maiden FIFA World Cup                  trophy in perpetuity in honour of their
Rimet Cup, as his 1938 team celebrate ending the run of home nations winning the FIFA   went on to claim the world crown for         was the first time fixed squad num-        triumph. Just Fontaine of France                   third triumph. For the second and last
World Cup™ by becoming the first team to win consecutive world crowns.
                                                                                        the second time in a row, cementing          bers were assigned to all players.         scored 13 goals at the tournament,                 time since 1950, no player was sent off
There were plenty of newsworthy               with the inaugural FIFA World Cup™        their enduring reputation as formi-             It was also easily the biggest event    a record which still stands today, and             during the tournament. The finals also
events in the year 1930, but which do         in Uruguay.                               dable exponents of the game.                 of its kind thus far, with a new record    the finals witnessed a first-ever goal-            saw the first use of substitutes, and
we still talk about today? Constanti-           Qualifying was as yet unheard of.         The grim events of the Second              number of nations embarking on             less draw, a meeting between England               the introduction of yellow and red
nople was officially renamed Istanbul,        A grand total of 13 teams accepted        World War meant a 12-year gap until          qualifying. The Asian Confedera-           and Brazil. Sweden 1958 was also the               cards. Viewers at home could tell the
the planet Pluto was discovered, and          invitations to compete, four from         the cream of the world game gath-            tion was founded that very year and        first FIFA World Cup to be broadcast               difference too: the tournament was
Agatha Christie’s first full-length Miss      Europe, eight from South America          ered again in 1950. It later emerged         entered teams from Japan and Korea,        around the world on TV.                            broadcast in colour for the first time.
Marple novel rolled off the presses,          and a team representing the United        that Dr Ottorino Barassi, the Italian        with Egypt representing Africa in             Brazil retained the world crown in                 At the tenth edition of the finals
for example. Oh yes, and world foot-          States. The draw for the group stage      vice-president of FIFA, hid the trophy       the first truly global edition of the      Chile four years later, but 1966 finally           in 1974, the honour of becoming the
ball as we know it came into being            was left until all the teams had safely   in a shoe-box under his bed through-         event. Sixteen teams earned the right      saw a host nation triumph once again,              first recipients of the new FIFA World



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Cup Trophy fell to the West German
hosts, although the tournament is                                                                                                         THE ROAD TO SOUTH AFRICA 2010
often fondly remembered for the star-                                                                                                                                                                                                           first return to the finals in 44 years
tling and revolutionary Total Football                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 September 2009 – Ghana became
practised by beaten finalists the Neth-                                                                                                                                                                                                         the first African team to qualify and
erlands, featuring all-time legends                                                                                                                                                                                                             were followed by Brazil , who contin-
Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskens.                                                                                                                                                                                                                ued their record of appearing at every
   Another of the great footballing                                                                                                                                                                                                             World Cup
nations finally registered a maiden                                                                                                                                                                                                             8 September 2009 – England and
triumph in 1978, as Argentina hosted                                                                                                                                                                                                            Spain won their eighth straight match
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in qualifying and in the process secured
and won the event. It was to prove
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                their spots at the top of Europe’s Group
the end of the road for a great Dutch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 and 5 respectively, and places at
generation, runners-up for the second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                South Africa 2010
time in a row, and then not present at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9 September 2009 – Paraguay
all for the first 24-team finals in Spain                                                                                                                                                                                                       became the second team from South
four years later. That tournament was                                                                                                                                                                                                           America to qualify, sealing their fourth
won by a resurgent Italy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       consecutive appearance
   As Pelé is to Brazil, so is Diego                                                                                                     August 2007, Apia in the South Pacific nation of Samoa, and the road to the first ever FIFA            9-10 October 2009 – As the qualifying
Maradona to Argentina. The diminu-                                                                                                       World Cup™ on African soil begins in earnest as Pierre Wajoka scores the first goal                    competition neared it’s end USA, Côte
                                            USA 1994 was the first time the Final was decided by a penalty shoot-out, with Italy’s
tive midfielder led La Albiceleste to       Roberto Baggio’s missed kick giving the title to Brazil for the fourth time                                                                                                                         d’Ivoire, Germany, Denmark, Serbia,
their second world crown at Mexico                                                                                                       In August 2007 just over a year had             dreams of Wajoka and his colleagues                    Mexico, Italy and Chile all booked their
1986, and also featured in a re-run         matches played. The name of Zinedine           level on five? Or could an African side       elapsed since Italy defeated France             ended when they went down 3-1 to                       places
of the final against West Germany at        Zidane will forever be associated with         open a new chapter in the long and            on penalties in Berlin’s Olympic                New Zealand in Noumea in Septem-                       14 October 2009 – Three nations who
Italy 1990. But on that second occa-        the hosts’ victory.                            exciting history of the game? The             Stadium to capture the 2006 FIFA                ber 2008 – in the process, their victors               were unfavoured going into qualifying,
sion, Franz Beckenbauer’s side exacted         Brazil’s triumph at the 2002 FIFA           footballing world can hardly wait for         World Cup™ when Francophone rivals              sealed a Asia/Oceania playoff match                    Switzerland, Slovakia and Honduras
revenge and the Germans drew level          World Cup Korea/Japan, the first time          the action to start.                          Tahiti and New Caledonia lined up               with Bahrain.                                          also joined the party
with Brazil and Italy on three FIFA         the event was held in Asia, meant                                                            at the Toleafoa JS Blatter complex. In            Of course, by that stage the first                   15 October 2009 – However, after a
                                            the South Americans could claim the                                                          effect they became the first two of             nation had already sealed their place.                 laboured campaign, Argentina took
World Cup triumphs apiece. The Ar-
                                                                                                                                         a record 204 nations attempting to                 On 15 May 2004, courtesy of win-                    South America’s final automatic spot
gentinians earned the dubious distinc-      distinction of winning the famous
                                                                                                                                         reach South Africa 2010.                        ning the right to host the 2010 FIFA                   14 November 2009 – African power-
tion of becoming the first team not to      trophy on every continent which had
                                                                                                                                           The honour of scoring the first               World Cup™, South Africa became                        houses Nigeria and Cameroon returned
score in a FIFA World Cup final – and       staged the finals up to that point.
                                                                                                                                         goal in the preliminaries fell to New           the first nation assured of a place at                 to the world stage having missed
also of losing two players to red cards     And in 2006, Italy beat hosts Germany                                                                                                        the historic first-ever FIFA World Cup                 out four years ago. Meanwhile New
during the match.                           in the semifinals to settle the clash                                                        Caledonia’s captain Pierre Wajoka,
                                                                                                                                                                                         on African soil. However, 31 places                    Zealand became the first team to quali-
   Ahead of the 1994 finals in the USA,     between two three-time winners in                                                            who struck from the penalty spot in
                                                                                                                                                                                         remained up fror grabs. This is how                    fy via the intercontinental play-offs
a record 147 nations started out on         their favour. Fabio Cannavaro and Co                                                         the ninth minute to earn his side a 1-0
                                                                                                                                                                                         they were taken:                                       18 November 2009 – Following
the qualifying road. For the first time     went on to beat France on penalties                                                          victory in their first ever qualifier.          6 June 2009 – As the Asian zone                        their return play-off matches Greece,
in history, the Final was decided on        in Berlin and earn a fourth star for the                                                     This match actually formed part of the          neared the end of their final qualify-                 Slovenia, Portugal and France claimed
penalties, Brazil defeating Italy in the    national jersey.                                                                             South Pacific Games, which doubled              ing stage, Japan, Australia and Korea                  the last of the European Zone’s 13
decisive shoot-out to secure a fourth          And what of 2010? New records                                                             as the Oceania zone pre-qualifying              Republic became the first teams to                     spots. After 24 years of trying, Algeria
triumph.                                    and fresh milestones look a formality,                                                       tournament.                                     qualify for Africa’s first FIFA World Cup.             emerged from their one-off play-off
                                                                                                                                           At the conclusion of those Games,             Meanwhile, on the other side of the                    decider against Egypt to take Africa’s
   The records continued to tumble          as the world’s biggest single sporting
                                                                                                                                         New Caledonia advanced to the                   world the Netherlands became the first                 sixth and final spot
in the years that followed. The 1998        event decamps to yet another new
                                                                                                                                         final Oceania qualifying tournament             European team to qualify                               19 November 2009 – Uruguay, the
tournament in France was comfortably        continent. Can Brazil pull further
                                                                                           Zinedine Zidane’s name will forever be        courtesy of a victory over the Solo-            17 June 2009 – Korea DPR secured the                   first ever winners, became last team to
the biggest-ever event of its type, with    clear with a sixth triumph, or will the        assocaited with the 1998 tournament after
                                                                                                                                         mon Islands. However, the World Cup             fourth automatic Asian place, sealing a                qualify for the 2010 edition
a starting field of 32 and a total of 64    Italians retain the trophy and draw            he single-handedly won the final for France




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WORLD CUP PITCHES
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PITCH PERFECT                                                                                                                       stadium is very much based on how
                                                                                                                                    comfortable they felt on the pitch. It
                                                                                                                                    really is the most important thing in a
                                                                                                                                    stadium. You can get away with a lot
                                                                                                                                                                                    “We have been championing the
                                                                                                                                                                                 use of this cool season rye grass. When the pitch. For games during the day in
                                                                                                                                                                                 people start seeing it in use here they
                                                                                                                                                                                 will realise its benefits over the native
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   closely how much water we put on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   particular, modern footballers like a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   spray of water on the leaf of the plant
                                                                                                                                    of things, but getting away with a bad       kikuyu grass, which is very wiry grass            to encourage the ball to ‘zip’ on the
                                                                                    Months of work went                             pitch is difficult.”                         and goes dormant at the time of the               surface. At half time the grounds crew
                                                                                    into making the 2010                               Standing on the lush green pitch          World Cup,” said Hayden, who added                will have to do some divet repairs and
                                                                                                                                    of Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit,            that even though rye grass is the bet-            after the game we do a cleanup of all
                                                                                    FIFA World Cup South                            Hayden, from the UK-based STRI               ter choice, it is high maintenance and            the loose grass and then mow it again
                                                                                    Africa™ pitches top                             (Sports Turf Research Institute),            needs to be monitored around the                  for presentation. We use two types of
                                                                                                                                    describes how at Mbombela and the            clock, “You have to nurture it, water it mowers – the big cyclinder mowers
                                                                                    class playing surfaces.
                                                                                                                                    other World Cup stadiums the pitches         and help it resist                                                     which give us these
                                                                                    Ke Nako finds out more                          are prepared for the World Cup.              disease and                  “People look at the                       nice big stripes and
                                                                                    about the process.                                 “First thing you have to do is start      other stresses.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                           stadium for 10 minutes a firm truesuction                 surface,
                                                                                                                                    off with a good foundation. Here                There is a lot                                                      but also a
                                                                                    South Africa’s stadiums received much           [Mbombela] we started from a good            involved in get-           but at the pitch for 90 mower which
                                                                                    attention during the build up to the 2010       foundation and you can see the pitch         ting the pitch                         minutes.”                       allows us to pick
                                                                                    FIFA World Cup™ but questions of their          is responding very nicely. You need to       to World Cup                                                           up all the debris,”
                                                                                    readiness were quickly squashed as South        get the pitch correct in terms of the        standards but it is the week leading              explained Hayden.
                                                                                    Africa’s magnificent football monuments         specifications, in terms of the sand         up to the first match that has the pitch             All the preparation before the
                                                                                    rapidly rose from the ground to the             you are growing it in, in terms of the       team working the hardest.                         tournament will certainly benefit the
                                                                                    evidently impressive sporting structures        drainage of the pitch and then you              “There is a huge process and science pitch and hence the game; however,
                                                                                    they are today.                                 seed it. If you have good weather            in preparing the pitch before, during,            the work doesn’t stop there because
                                                                                       However, impressive grandstands aside,       conditions like we have here it will         and after the game. So a week out                 it is during the tournament itself that
                                                                                    it is important not to forget that it is the    grow very quickly.”                          from the game we will be stripping                Hayden and his team will continue to
                                                                                    World Cup pitches that arguably play the           For Hayden the choice of grass is         it in the FIFA cut pattern (visible wide          be on hand to ensure that everything
                                                                                    most vital role in ensuring that this will      essential in determining the quality         stripes across the pitch) and double              runs smoothly.
                                                                                    truly be a world-class tournament.              of the pitch, and in this case it is         mowing it every day so that it looks                 “During the tournament STRI will be
                                                                                       During the final FIFA inspection tour        necessary to look outside South              good but also to encourage growth.                performance-testing the pitches using
                                                                                    of all stadiums in April 2010, pitch            Africa’s borders for the perfect grass          “In the run up to the World Cup                the latest technology. There will be
                                                                                    consultant Richard Hayden thoroughly            for the World Cup.                           we are going to be watching very                  staff going to every stadium to make
                                                                                    inspected each and every pitch, giving his                                                                                                     sure they perform to international
                                                                                    highly sought after opinion on whether                                                                                                         standards. That will be a big job
                                                                                    it was good enough for the gathering                                                                                                           during the tournament.”
                                                                                    of football’s greatest current players.                                                                                                           However, Hayden would prefer
                                                                                    For Hayden, the pitches, or the “green                                                                                                         that the hard work being put into
                                                                                    jewels” as he refers to them, are the most                                                                                                     preparing the pitches for the World
                                                                                    important part of the tournament.                                                                                                              Cup never be mentioned at all though.
                                                                                       “The importance of the pitch to the                                                                                                            “A successful World Cup means a
                                                                                    World Cup is that people come in and                                                                                                           pitch is not mentioned. That’s the
                                                                                    look at the stadium for 10 minutes, but                                                                                                        definition of success. The focus should
                                                                                    they look at the pitch for 90 minutes and                                                                                                      be on the players and the game. Great
                                                                                    that’s really what we need to focus on.                                                                                                        pitches will demonstrate that South
                                                                                    But it is also about the players. When                                                                                                         Africa will do this World Cup as well or
 Richard Hayden, the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ pitch consultant, has been hard at work
ensuring the readiness of the pitches for the tournament                            the players leave, their impression of the     The process of mowing is a fine art to make sure the pattern is exact and the pitch debris-free better than anyone else in the world.”




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INSIDE SOCCER CITY -                                                                                                         to make an African beer and drink       ing on these stadiums. They could        means and how it resonates with



‘THE CALABASH’
                                                                                                                             it from inqayi. That’s why I am so      feed themselves, send their kids to      their culture and the importance of
                                                                                                                             proud of the calabash – it stems        school, look after their families. And   this idea of the melting pot. People
                                                                                                                             from my tradition.                      that’s important.                        coming together, sharing and what
                                                                                                                               There were times when people                                                   have you. This whole idea of being
                                                                                                                             thought we would never make it,         Bob van Bebber (architect,               inclusive and how much that means
The calabash-inspired Soccer City Stadium is the source of much pride for                                                    especially at the time of the nation-   Boogertmann Urban Edge)                  to them – that they feel they own
South Africans. From architects to shop stewards, Soccer City has been                                                       al workers’ strike. But I was the one   As an architecture firm, the World       the stadium.
the fruition of a dream for many people over the past few years. Ke Nako                                                     who spoke to the media after the        Cup is an opportunity to build             That for me was a highlight in
                                                                                                                             strike and I assured them all that we   awareness of what we have                almost all the years we worked on
brings you two stories of people involved in the project.
                                                                                                                             would be willing to work even up        achieved. I say ‘we’ because it’s not    this. For that guy to tell me that
                                                                                                                             to 24 hours a day to finish this        just me in the office. It’s many very    story.
                                                                                                                             stadium, because we are proud to        talented people that have worked
                                                                                                                             build it. And so we did work very       on the project. And there was a           VITAL STATS: SOCCER CITY STADIUM
                                                                                                                             hard. And look at it now – we           whole other consulting team that          Location: Nasrec, south west
                                                                                                                             finished our job as promised.           we’ve had a contract with. And then       of Johannesburg CBD
                                                                                                                               There is a great sense of pride       there’s the labourers.                    Owners: City of Johannesburg
                                                                                                                             among all the workers here at             We can sit in our offices and draw      South Africa 2010 capacity: 84 490
                                                                                                                             Soccer City. Our families and our       fancy things on a piece of paper –
                                                                                                                             communities are proud. We want          but someone has to build it. I work       MATCH SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                             to use this energy to                                       with my hands,        11 June – South Africa vs Mexico
                                                                                                                             motivate the youth.
                                                                                                                                                      “We finished our job               but I work with a     14 June – Netherlands vs Denmark
                                                                                                                             Through bursaries        as promised.”                      pen. I don’t work     17 June – Argentina vs Korea Republic
                                                                                                                             and scholarships we                                         with a pick and a     20 June – Brazil vs Côte d’Ivoire
                                                                                                                             want to see them go further than        shovel and a grader.                      23 June – Ghana vs Germany
The iconic Soccer City Stadium will host the opening and closing matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™                         us. They must get educated and            One of the nicest things that           27 June – Round of 16
                                                                                      That makes me very proud because       become the engineers on projects        happened was when we had a SABC           2 July – Quarterfinal
Patrick Geqeza (Shop                       pride because I felt trusted by both
                                                                                      when they talk about the stadium,      like this.                              cameraman here to film some draw-         11 July – Final
Steward)                                   the workers and management. To
Like many others I too stood on            be a good shop steward, you need           they will be talking about me and        People often talk about the ben-      ings. He lives in Soweto and eventu-
the roadside, looking for a job in         to have strong communication               my fellow workers.                     efit that the World Cup has brought     ally he said, “You don’t understand
construction. Through that I got           skills in order to talk to the people,        My favourite feature is the outer   to the people of this country. We       what this ‘calabash’ means to guys
a job with Grinaker-LTA Building           to listen to the people, to motivate       cladding. I come from the Eastern      don’t know what will happen after       like us”.
Division in 2006. Four months later        and to lead.                               Cape and when I see the stadium        the last game, so it’s difficult to       He said that he and his mates
I was elected by the workers to              It’s great to be part of building        from the outside, I think of what we   say what the long-term effect will      sit around the TV, or at the pub on
be their shop steward – the link           this African stadium – the biggest         call inqayi, the calabash. The mean-   be. But I can tell you that at least    a Saturday afternoon, and talk
between them and management.               on the continent. With the 2010            ing speaks to my culture. If there     for the past three years, I had a       about soccer and invariably
  In July 2008 I was transferred           FIFA World Cup™ starting here and          is something wrong in the Eastern      good job. All over South Africa,        they talk about the sta-
to Soccer City as a full-time shop         closing here, everyone in the world        Cape and your case before the Chief    opportunities were created for men      dium, this ‘calabash’
steward. I took the position with          will be talking about Soccer City.         or the King is not strong, you have    and women to have jobs by work-         and what it




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DURBAN                                                                                    GREEN POINT
This magnificent newly-constructed venue has an arch spanning the length                  Aside from a perfect location between the sea and Table Mountain which
of the stadium. Viewed from above it resembles the South African flag and                 will be the envy of any sports venue in the world, Green Point will also
has a SkyCar which carries visitors to a platform 100-metres into the air for             be one of the great ‘atmosphere’ grounds having been purposely built to
a 360 degree view of Durban.                                                              keep the crowd noise within the bowl, and the Cape wind out of it.




                                                                                          VITAL STATS: GREEN POINT STADIUM
                                                                                          Location: Green Point, west of Cape
                                           VITAL STATS: DURBAN STADIUM                    Town CBD
                                           Location: Stamford Hill, north of Durban CBD   Owners: City of Cape Town
                                           Owners: eThekwini Municipality                 South Africa 2010 capacity: 64 100
                                           South Africa 2010 capacity: 62 760
                                                                                          MATCH SCHEDULE
                                           MATCH SCHEDULE                                 11 June – Uruguay vs France
                                           13 June – Germany vs Australia                 14 June – Italy vs Paraguay
                                           16 June – Spain vs Switzerland                 18 June – England vs Algeria
                                           19 June – Netherlands vs Japan                 21 June – Portugal vs Korea DPR
                                           22 June – Nigeria vs Korea Republic            24 June – Cameroon vs Netherlands
                                           25 June – Portugal vs Brazil                   29 June – Round of 16
                                           28 June – Round of 16                          3 July – Quarterfinal
                                           7 July – Semifinal                             6 July – Semifinal




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NELSON MANDELA BAY                                                                      ELLIS PARK
Newly-built for the people of Nelson Mandela Bay, the stadium is the first              Host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final which saw South Africa beat New
football-specific venue in the city. Besides it’s unique location next to a             Zealand 15-12, Ellis Park Stadium received a minor facelift ahead of the
lake, the venue’s roof resembles a series of white ‘petals’ which has led               2010 FIFA World Cup™ which included the erection of a new tier and roof
to it being given the nickname of ‘The Sunflower’ among local residents.                at the north end.




                                              VITAL STATS: NELSON MANDELA BAY
                                              STADIUM
                                              Location: North End, north of Nelson      VITAL STATS: ELLIS PARK STADIUM
                                              Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth CBD            Location: New Doornfontein, south of
                                              Owners: Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality   Johannesburg CBD
                                              South Africa 2010 capacity: 42 486        Owners: City of Johannesburg
                                                                                        South Africa 2010 capacity: 55 686
                                              MATCH SCHEDULE
                                              12 June – Korea Republic vs Greece        MATCH SCHEDULE
                                              15 June – Côte d’Ivoire vs Portugal       12 June – Argentina vs Nigeria
                                              18 June – Germany vs Serbia               15 June – Brazil vs Korea DPR
                                              21 June – Chile vs Switzerland            18 June – Slovenia vs USA
                                              23 June – Slovenia vs England             21 June – Spain vs Honduras
                                              26 June – Round of 16                     24 June – Slovakia vs Italy
                                              2 July – Quarterfinal                     28 June – Round of 16
                                              10 July – 3rd/4th place play-off          3 July – Quarterfinal




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LOFTUS VERSFELD                                                                              FREE STATE
Named after Robert Owen Loftus Versfeld, who is credited with starting                       The existing Free State Stadium, home to the Cheetahs Super 14 franchise
organised sport in Pretoria, South Africa’s oldest stadium is most famous                    and occasionally PSL side Bloemfontein Celtic, has been given a facelift,
for being the home of the all-conquering Bulls rugby side. Enhancements                      including a new main grandstand on the west side of the ground that has
for the World Cup has seen a new roof built over its east stand.                             increased capacity by 12 000.




                                                                                             VITAL STATS: FREE STATE STADIUM
                                         VITAL STATS: LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM                Location: Willows, west of Mangaung/
                                         Location: Sunnyside, east of Tshwane/Pretoria CBD   Bloemfontein CBD
                                         Owners: Blue Bulls Rugby Union                      Owners: Mangaung Local Municipality
                                         South Africa 2010 capacity: 42 858                  South Africa 2010 capacity: 40 911


                                         MATCH SCHEDULE                                      MATCH SCHEDULE
                                         13 June – Serbia vs Ghana                           14 June – Japan vs Cameroon
                                         16 June – South Africa vs Uruguay                   17 June – Greece vs Nigeria
                                         19 June – Cameroon vs Denmark                       20 June – Slovakia vs Paraguay
                                         23 June – USA vs Algeria                            22 June – France vs South Africa
                                         25 June – Chile vs Spain                            25 June – Switzerland vs Honduras
                                         29 June – Round of 16                               27 June – Round of 16




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WORLD CUP STADIUMS
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ROYAL BAFOKENG                                                                       PETER MOKABA
Built by the Bafokeng Nation and opened in 1999, the multi-purpose                   Named after former ANC Youth League leader Peter Mokaba, the stadium
stadium has had a new tier and roof added to the main grandstand. It is              has been newly-built right next to the old structure which carries the
the only World Cup venue with an athletics track and is home to local PSL            same name. It’s red and brown hues signify the earth and rising sun over
side Platinum Stars.                                                                 the Limpopo province.




                                            VITAL STATS: ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
                                            Location: Phokeng, north of Rustenburg
                                                                                     VITAL STATS: PETER MOKABA
                                            Owners: Royal Bafokeng Nation
                                                                                     Location: Polokwane Extension 30, south of
                                            South Africa 2010 capacity: 38 646
                                                                                     Polokwane CBD
                                                                                     Owners: Polokwane Local Municipality
                                            MATCH SCHEDULE
                                                                                     South Africa 2010 capacity: 41 733
                                            12 June – England vs USA
                                            15 June – New Zealand vs Slovakia
                                                                                     MATCH SCHEDULE
                                            19 June – Ghana vs Australia
                                                                                     13 June – Algeria vs Slovenia
                                            22 June – Mexico vs Uruguay
                                                                                     17 June – France vs Mexico
                                            24 June – Denmark vs Japan
                                                                                     22 June – Greece vs Argentina
                                            26 June – Round of 16
                                                                                     24 June – Paraguay vs New Zealand




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MBOMBELA
The smallest of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ venues is also possibly the
most unique with its animal theme. The 18 roof supports have been made
to look like giraffes, while there is a distinctive zebra pattern for the seat-
ing. Being so close to the Kruger National Park, the theme is fitting.




                                            VITAL STATS: MBOMBELA
                                            Location: Mataffin, west of Nelspruit
                                            Owners: Mbombela Local Municipality
                                            South Africa 2010 capacity: 40 929


                                            MATCH SCHEDULE
                                            16 June – Honduras vs Chile
                                            20 June – Italy vs New Zealand
                                            23 June – Australia vs Serbia
                                            25 June – Korea DPR vs Côte d’Ivoire




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TRAINING SITES
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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
With 32 teams due to travel all over South Africa, acclimatising quickly to
the nuances of different cities and match venues will be very important.
Here, specific to each venue, are the facilities where the teams will stay
and possibly train in each Host City.




 With the training sites like Rand Stadium (left) and Athlone Stadium largely mirroring the conditions at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™
 match venues, coaches and players will quickly acclimatise as they move between Host Cities


CAPE TOWN                                     Technology Stadium (main campus)              University of Johannesburg Stadium
Training sites: Athlone Stadium and           Team hotels: Protea Hotel Bloemfon-           (Kingsway, Auckland Park campus) and
Philippi Stadium                              tein (city centre) and Bloem Spa Lodge        St Stithians College
Team hotels: Vineyard Hotel & Spa             (Heuwelsig)                                   Team hotels: Sunnyside Park Hotel
(Newlands) and Southern Sun                                                                 (Parktown), Protea Hotel Wanderers
Newlands                                      RUSTENBURG                                    (Illovo), Da Vinci Hotel (Sandton)
                                              Training site: Mogwase Stadium                and Protea Hotel Parktonian (Braam-
NELSON MANDELA BAY/PORT                       Team hotels: KwaMaritane Bush Lodge           fontein)
ELIZABETH                                     and Bakubung Bush Lodge (both
Training sites: Nelson Mandela                Pilanesberg National Park)                    TSHWANE/PRETORIA
Metropolitan University Stadium                                                             Training site: Laudium Stadium
(Summerstrand Campus) and                     JOHANNESBURG                                  Team hotels: Protea Hotel Waterfront
Gelvandale Stadium                            Training sites: Dobsonville Stadium,          and Centurion Lake Hotel (both
Team hotels: Protea Hotel Marine              Rand Stadium (Rossettenville),                Centurion)
(Summerstrand) and Paxton Hotel
(Humerail)                                                                                  NELSPRUIT
                                                                                            Training site: KaNyamazane Stadium
DURBAN                                                                                      Team hotels: Protea Hotel Nelspruit
Training sites: Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium                                                      (Orchards) and Mercure Hotel Suites
(Clermont) and Princes Magogo                                                               Nelspruit (city centre)
Stadium (Umlazi)
Team hotels: Riverside Hotel & Spa                                                          POLOKWANE
(Durban North) and Protea Hotel                                                             Training site: old Peter Mokaba
Umhlanga Ridge                                                                              Stadium (Polokwane)
                                                                                            Team hotels: Protea Hotel Landmark
                                              Bakubung Bush Lodge is an example of
MANGAUNG/BLOEMFONTEIN                         how comfortable and secluded surrounds will   (Polokwane North) and Garden Court
Training site: Central University of          help the teams focus on the matches ahead     Polokwane (city centre)



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TICKET FUND
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JUsT rEwarD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           has worked onsite at the Nasrec-based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           venue for the last two years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “It was tough work at the begin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ning and we worked carefully to avoid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           injuries but now it is done. It is such a
With the hard work now behind them, the construction workers who helped build                                                                                                                                              pleasure to be part of this especially
South Africa’s football cathedrals were given just reward with two tickets each to                                                                                                                                         since it is such an important stadium.
a World Cup match at the very stadium they helped to build.                                                                                                                                                                I am over the moon – they have just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           told us that we will be here, at this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           stadium, during the World Cup. I want
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to bring my whole family to see what I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           have built here but I will bring my wife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to the match,” said electrician Alfred
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mboniswa who started working on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Soccer City in 2008.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fellow Socer City builder Mzuphela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Marele expressed his pride in being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           part of something so big. “This will
                                                                                                                                       The sound of vuvuzelas and singing reverberated around Soccer City as workers       be my first time seeing overseas play-
                                                                                                                                       received their World Cup tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ers. It is amazing – I helped build the
                                                                                                                                          Through the 2010 FIFA World Cup™    Bafana Bafana in this very stadium”.         stadium and now they will play in it
                                                                                                                                       Ticket Fund, which aims to provide        It was a proud moment for those           and I will get to watch”.
                                                                                                                                       deserving South Africans with com-     that had put in so much effort to               The objective of the Ticket Fund is
                                                                                                                                       plimentary tickets to the World Cup,   ensure that the World Cup stadiums           to give a unique opportunity to South
                                                                                                                                       each construction worker was handed    would stand as some of the best sport-       Africans who, otherwise, may not
                                                                                                                                       two tickets to the tournament they     ing arenas in the world. And in what         have been able to purchase a ticket
                                                                                                                                       literally laid                                                                      for World Cup matches. About 54 000
                                                                                                                                       the founda-
                                                                                                                                                          “I’m very happy about the willrepeated       be
                                                                                                                                                                                                            certainly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tickets out of the 120 000 were given
                                                                                                                                       tions for.         fact that I will come again, when the tour-                      to the construction workers at all the
                                                                                                                                          “Congratu- this time not to work, but to nament starts,                          stadiums in the nine host cities.
                                                                                                                                       lations, you                                                    the stadium
                                                                                                                                       have made us
                                                                                                                                                               enjoy good football”                    reverberated
                                                                                                                                       proud. We were not just building       with the sounds of vuvuzelas and the
                                                                                                                                       stadiums but we were building a        singing of South Africa’s unofficial
                                                                                                                                       country and you have built a beautiful sporting anthem, Shosholoza, as the
                                                                                                                                       country,” said Organising Committee    construction workers cheered at the
These construction workers at Mbombela Stadium are some of the 22 000 whose hard work has been rewarded with twin tickets to a match
                                                                                                                                       CEO Danny Jordaan, referring to the    news of their World Cup tickets.
                                                                                                                                       stadiums as “monuments to South Af-       “This is exciting news for us as
   Through a collective effort, 22 000       Town to Soccer City Stadium in               the 32 nations will be playing in some       rica,” as he spoke to the construction workers. I was here when we laid the
construction workers have toiled tire-       Johannesburg, it is these ten arenas         of the best stadiums in the world come       workers at the handover ceremony at    first brick here at Soccer City [after the
lessly since 2007 to achieve a great         where the top teams and players in the       11 June 2010.                                Soccer City in Johannesburg in May.    demolition of the then FNB Stadium],
triumph in building (or renovating) the      world will compete for the coveted FIFA        For all those across the country              But Jordaan reminded them that      and I’m very happy about the fact
ten stadiums that will form the centre-      World Cup™ Trophy and it is thanks           who have been part of the stadium            their hard work was not yet over.      that I will come again, this time not to     Dr Danny Jordaan, Organising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Committee South Africa CEO was on hand
piece of this year’s World Cup.              to the relentless round-the-clock hard       construction, now is their chance to         “Now you must come and support         work, but to enjoy good football at          to present the first symbolic ticket to the
   From Green Point Stadium in Cape          work of the construction personnel that      reap the rewards.                            South Africa and make noise for        this stadium,” said David Mcira who          construction workers




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VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME
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IT’s A fEELING                                                                                                                                                                                                             “Volunteering was my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          chance to be part of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            action and show the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          world that South Africa
Having given up their work, their personal time, and, for some, travelling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                can make it.”
halfway around the world, the 18 000 2010 FIFA World Cup™ volunteers are
ready and willing to assist in delivering the event of a lifetime.                                                                                                                                                        we have here and go home with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          good memories.”
The first international 2010 FIFA                                                                                                                                                                                            Dunn however describes her last
World Cup™ volunteer touched down                                                                                                                                                                                         World Cup volunteering experience
in South Africa in early May, weeks                                                                                                                                                                                       as something totally unique. “As a
before he was required to be avail-                                                                                                                                                                                       middle-aged white woman, the Final
able. Juan Diego Garcia, a 28-year-old                                                                                                                                                                                    Draw was the first opportunity for
Argentine from Buenos Aires,                                                                                                                                                                                              me to actually mix with people from
landed at OR Tambo Interna-                                                                                                                                                                                               totally different backgrounds. People
tional Airport and 24 hours later                                                                                                                                                                                         who have the same desires and pas-
walked onto the premises of his new                                                                                                                                                                                       sions, and are driven to make the
                                                                                                                                    Ready to assist, Mapula Borto (left) and Mmasello Monyepao are just two of 18 000
working area – the iconic Soccer City                                                                                               volunteers ready to welcome fans to the World Cup                                     event a success.
Stadium.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “We are so divided in so many
  With a background in sports                                                                                                       to the nearly 70 000 volunteer               For experienced volunteer-               ways, but this World Cup crosses all
marketing, Garcia was co-opted                                                                                                      applications received for the              ing fanatic Sarah Dunn, who has            these divides. Soccer is different to
straight to the OC marketing team.                                                                                                  World Cup, of which the majority           previously volunteered at the 2003         cricket; everyone loves soccer.”
Leading up to the tournament he                                                                                                     were South Africans.                       Cricket World Cup, Habitat for                Whether it be to see the world,
will live, eat and breathe his role in                                                                                                 Shongwe, a previous volunteer           Humanity, the Final Draw for the           gain career experience or bridge the
showcasing the event to patrons                                                                                                     at the FIFA Confederations Cup             2010 FIFA World Cup™ and now the           divide with fellow citizens of this
visiting the stadium and provide                                                                                                    last year, is now fully employed           tournament itself, her commitment          rainbow nation, volunteers will be
the marketing team with essential                                                                                                   by the Organising Committee and            to volunteering is simple: “I have a       giving their all to make sure fans
backup services.                                                                                                                    together with a team of four, will         passion for South Africa.                  attending the World Cup in South
  Garcia explains: “Volunteering is a                                                                                               be coordinating 993 volunteers over          “I basically want people to have a       Africa will be treated well and leave
feeling. I personally feel that I can be                                                                                            the World Cup period.                      positive experience, see the beauty        with the experience of a lifetime
of help to organisations and people.                                                                                                    “Volunteering was my chance to         of South Africa and the lifestyle that     firmly embedded in their memories.
You spend all your time working for                                                                                                 be part of the action and show the
someone else, but here I feel I am                                                                                                  world that South Africa can make it.         In the months before the 2010 FIFA       and understanding of the English
working for myself and the World                                                                                                    This was my motivation.”                     World Cup™, the 18 000 successful        language.
Cup. Besides, I get huge satisfaction                                                                                                  Shongwe also believes that there          volunteers went through several          They will be working in all nine host
from people seeing me work for a                                                                                                    is great reward in being able to vol-        orientation and training phases in       cities, the International Broadcast
World Cup.”                                Juan Diego Garcia arrived to begin volunteering almost three weeks early and wasted no   unteer without expecting anything            their areas of expertise, ranging from   Centre and the Football for Hope
                                           time in getting down to work at Soccer City                                                                                           marketing, media and information         Festival in Alexandra.
  So much so that Garcia will spend                                                                                                 in return. “It is a great opportunity
just under three months in South           Basketball World Cup in Turkey, also            “Volunteering is a relatively new        just to learn what goes into deliver-        services, through to hospitality,        Every city will have a comfortable
Africa before heading north to             to volunteer in marketing. I like to          concept for us. Very few people            ing a professional event and offering        protocol, logistics and language s       base from where the volunteers can
volunteer in Turkey.                       travel and I like my work,” he says.          knew about it but they realise how         a service that is of an internationally      upport (16 areas all together).          mingle, prepare for the day or relax
  “When I finish here I will take a          This spirit of volunteerism is              important it is, especially now,” says     high standard. This was my way of            The volunteers were chosen on their      during shifts. You will recognise
few weeks vacation to travel South         definitely becoming the ‘in thing’ for        Velaphi Shongwe, Venue Volunteer           ensuring my own success too. Look            enthusiasm, presentation, level of       them by their helpful attitude, warm
Africa and then I will be going to the     South Africans too.                           Coordinator in Rustenburg, referring       where I am now.”                             skill in particular areas, experience    smiles and uniform.




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NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS
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SOuTh AFrICANS                                                                                                                                                                                                          “With more and more South
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Africans flying the flag, wearing their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     football jerseys and proudly singing



GeT behINd The FLAG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the national anthem, I have no doubt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     that the beautiful game will further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     build national pride and unity.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tumelo Mbalati, from Johannes-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     burg has recently invested in a South
                                                                               The excitement around the                                                                                                             African car flag and wears his yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bafana Bafana jersey religiously. He
                                                                               World Cup has led to an                                                                                                               feels that flying his flag and wear-
                                                                               unprecedented display of                                                                                                              ing his national colours is the most
                                                                               national unity.                                                                                                                       effective manner of demonstrating his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     patriotism and his support, for both
                                                                               It will not only be in the stadiums that                                                                                              his team and the tournament.
                                                                                                                               From the top of their heads to the soles of their feet South Africans have gone
                                                                               South Africans will be showing their sup-                                                                                                “I bought my South African car
                                                                                                                               all out to show their national pride in the build up to the World Cup
                                                                               port for the World Cup and the national                                                                                               flag when my friends and I decided to
                                                                               team, Bafana Bafana. Already months             stickers are not permanent this can be     (IMC), which is charged with promot-       attend Bafana Bafana’s friendly match
                                                                               before the World Cup kicked off, South          taken under consideration. “If Bafana      ing South Africa abroad, is pleased by     against Namibia. On the spur of the
                                                                               African drivers were displaying their           Bafana win the World Cup this year,        the increase in national spirit.           moment, overcome by the excite-
                                                                               patriotism, with the national flags proud-      I’ll make it permanent.”                     “We have been calling on all South       ment at the rare opportunity to watch
                                                                               ly displayed on cars around the country.            Ner, who is attending as many          Africans to actively participate in        the national team in action, we all
                                                                                  Add to this, the Football Friday             matches as humanly possible, is daring     campaigns like the Fly the Flag and        went and purchased the flags,” said
                                                                               campaign, which has seen South Africans         other South Africans to follow his         Football Fridays,” said Miller Matola,     Mbalati.
                                                                               don their national football jersey on the       extraordinary lead.                        CEO of the IMC.                               “For me, flying my country’s flag
                                                                               last working day of each week, turning              “I challenge anyone to beat what         Matola sees the tournament as an         everywhere I go and wearing the
                                                                               the streets into a sea of green and gold,       I have done... I am excited about the      opportunity to build a greater sense       Bafana jersey is the least I can do to
                                                                               and it is easy to see that the country has      support, but we can do more. I’ve          of ‘South Africaness’, one that will       show that I’m backing my country,
                                                                               united in celebration for the month long        been around the world watching             last long after the final whistle of the   through the national team, to succeed
                                                                               football feast.                                 football and I can tell you that our       World Cup has been blown.                  at the World Cup.”
                                                                                  Some fans have gone far beyond the           supporters are some of the best there
                                                                               call of duty though, with just a jersey and     is; we are alive and have a great spirit
                                                                               a flag not offering enough of an outlet         in the stands. We must show this to
                                                                               for their passion. Ran Neu Ner, the CEO of      the world.”
                                                                               the Creative Counsel group, has decided             For Ner the 2010 FIFA World Cup
                                                                               to brand his black Mercedes SLK 350 con-        is something unique and should be
                                                                               vertible sports car in the colours of the       embraced as such. “All the marketing
                                                                               South African flag.                             tells us ‘The World Cup in South Africa
                                                                                  “I’m a soccer fanatic and a South            is a once in a lifetime experience’, but
                                                                               Africa fanatic,” admits Ner. “I was just        it really is, never again will it come
                                                                               so excited by the idea of the World Cup         back here while we are alive. We
                                                                               coming here that I had to find a release,       need to get behind our people, our
                                                                               and do something radical. So I did this.”       players and our country, to make this
Ran Neu Ner, a Johannesburg-based businessman, shows his patriotism wherever      It took only a day for Ner to turn his car   a World Cup to remember.”                   Street vendors are doing a brisk trade as people stock up on national flags and
he goes having turned his car in a giant and mobile South African flag         into a giant flag, and although the vinyl           The International Marketing Council     other flag-inspired paraphernalia like wing mirror covers




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ENTERTAINMENT
Feature




COASTAL FESTIVITIES                                                                                                               With Grahamstown just over an                                                        Pro in Jeffreys Bay (known as J-Bay)
While there are a number                                                                                                       hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth in                                                     takes place just after the World Cup
of top matches scheduled                                                                                                       Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan                                                         from 8-18 July and is only a 45-minute
                                                                                                                               and about two hours drive from East
for the Nelson Mandela                                                                                                                                                                                                 drive from Port Elizabeth. Top surf-
                                                                                                                               London the festival is perfect for day                                                  ers from around the world come and
Bay Stadium in the Eastern                                                                                                     trips or extended stays.                                                                transform this coastal town into a
Cape province, there are                                                                                                          “In between the games we would                                                       chilled paradise.
                                                                                                                               encourage tourists to sample some                                                          If you can bite off more than you
also a number of options                                                                                                       of the local culture. Visiting another                                                  can chew, the weekend-long Somerset
outside of the stadium for                                                                                                     country is an exciting opportunity to                                                   East Biltong Festival, offers a meaty
                                                                                                                               do more than just sightsee – it is a                                                    South African treat, over the weekend
entertainment and fun in                                                                                                       chance to immerse yourself in the                                                       of 16-17 July.
the friendly province.                                                                                                         fabric of the nation and, in South        Oysters, adventure, sports and a fair            Other festivals, complimenting
                                                                                                                                                                         dollop of leisure is the name of the game
                                                                                                                               Africa’s case, there is no better place                                                 formal World Cup events, take place
                                                                                                                                                                         during the Knysna Oyster Festival in July
A myriad of festivities awaits inter-                                                                                          to do that than the National Arts                                                       on the untouched ‘Wild Coast’ near
national football fans when they                                                                                               Festival,” says the genial festival CEO. Some menus are being translated into           East London.
touch down on Eastern Cape shores,                                                                                                Just on the border of the Eastern     French, and restaurants will offer                The Wild Coast Wet ‘n Wild Festival
home to the Nelson Mandela Bay                                                                                                 and Western Cape is Knysna, which        French and Danish dishes, so                   is a sports and entertainment extrava-
Stadium. The province is promising                                                                                             will host the Dutch and French foot-     Knysna will be very cosmopolitan this          ganza in Chintsa, 40 minutes from
to be alight with a fever of festivals                                                                                         ball teams during the FIFA World Cup,    year,” says festival manager Nicci             East London from 28 June to 5 July.
– from culture in Grahamstown to                                                                                               and the week-                                                   Rousseau-Schmidt.       Also close-by is the Wild Coast Jikeleza
cultured oysters in Knysna; a surfer’s                                                                                         long Knysna          “In between the games The Oyster Festival                          Country Fair from 4-5 July.
paradise in Jeffreys Bay and a mean-                                                                                           Oyster Festival,                                                programme has
der on the ‘Wild Coast’.                                                                                                       from 2-11 July.
                                                                                                                                                       we would encourage over 100 scheduled
   A major attraction for tourists                                                                                                Three hours       tourists to sample some events.
looking for a dose of South African                                                                                            drive from             of the local culture.””                    “For local tourists
arts, crafts and culture is the annual                                                                                         Port Elizabeth,                                                 we market the
National Arts Festival in Grahams-                                                                                             Knysna is at the heart of the famous                            festival as the best
                                            The Most Amazing Show starring Corne and Twakkie is just one of the standout
town conveniently scheduled over a          shows at this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.                        ‘Garden Route’ – the beautiful stretch   10 days of 2010 – with a month holi-
15-day period from 20 June through                                                                                             of coastline to Cape Town renowned       day what better place to be?
to 4 July in the province of festivals.     and excite anyone. We look forward        Africa has to offer across every genre   for its sweeping landscapes, coastal       “The Young Oyster Festival pro-
   The festival is South Africa’s premier   to welcoming the world,” says Lank-       so our performers can put their work     towns, cuisine and, closer to the        gramme is jam-packed, and there are
annual arts and culture event hosting       ester, and with almost 500 productions    at the feet of the world.                Mother City, wine.                       sport, wine and whisky festivals – and
both top-notch international acts and       and 2500 performances it will be a           “Because the World Cup is a global       Oyster Festival organisers say the    lots of oysters. Other than the
South Africa’s best known performers,       cultural welcome unlike any other.        celebration, we wanted to ensure our     presence of the Danish and French will stadiums, the festival is the perfect
writers, directors, dancers, musicians         This year’s event has been specially   programme in 2010 features some          add a World Cup flavour, but that the    place to meet and interact with some
and choreographers – “a great mix”          structured to attract football fans and   strong, exciting, vibrant, celebratory   festival will also be an escape from the South Africans, and do what they do
believes Tony Lankester, National Arts      give tourists one more reason to visit    international work. We have that         on-pitch excitement.                     best – have fun in beautiful surround-
Festival Chief Executive Officer.           the Eastern Cape.                         mix right and I think we’re poised          “We will incorporate Danish and       ings,” Rousseau-Schmidt concludes.             For the outdoor fans, a trip to
   “It is a melting point of ideas and         “With the World Cup in mind we         for a great event this year,”            French elements in our programme           For a more chilled experience flush          Jeffrey’s Bay to watch the world’s best
creative energy that will invigorate        want to showcase the best South           enthuses Lankester.                      (including Danish and French villages). with waves and surfers, the Billabong           surfers shouldn’t be missed




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DESTINATION SOUTH AFRICA
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SOUTH AFRICA: PLACES
                                                                                                                                 entertainment. The South End
                                                                                                                                 Museum records how Apartheid
                                                                                                                                 ravaged the city; the Kragga Kamma




TO SEE AND BE SEEN
                                                                                                                                 Game Reserve and the Seaview Game
                                                                                                                                 Park offer sights of rare white lions
                                                                                                                                 and an hour inland is the culture rich
                                                                                                                                 university town of Grahamstown. The
The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ will be full of on-the-pitch action but it is also an                                                   city forms part of the Sunshine Coast,
opportunity for the hundreds of thousands of football fans travelling to South                                                   the coastal route between St Francis
                                                                                                                                 Bay and East London and you will
Africa to explore the nine Host Cities and their surrounding areas.
                                                                                                                                 find many private game reserves to
                                                                                                                                 the north of it.                         The Cradle of Humankind, the site of some of the oldest hominid fossils ever found, is
                                                                                                                                                                          one of numerous World Heritage Sites in South Africa
                                                                                                                                 www.nmbt.co.za or
                                                                                                                                 +27 41 582 2572                          TSHWANE/PRETORIA                              in Melville, parties in Sandton,
                                                                                                                                                                          The capital city boasts the famous            contemporary African sounds in
                                                                                                                                 DURBAN                                   Union Buildings which is the venue            Newtown to funky jazz joints in
                                                                                                                                 Durban beaches are well known for        for national ceremonies and where             Soweto. Sandton City allows for
                                                                                                                                 the surfing and the city’s tropical      Nelson Mandela was inaugurated                great shopping while a tour to
                                                                                                                                 climate means all year round fun         in April 1994. For heritage buffs,            Soweto offers a cultural experience.
                                                                                                                                 in the sun. Party the night away         the Voortrekker Monument                      For a taste of history, the Apartheid
                                                                                                                                 at one of the nightlife spots on         commemorates the Great Trek of                Museum, Constitutional Hill or the
                                                                                                                                 Florida Road in the city or check out    1838 while those seeking wildlife in          Hector Pietersen Memorial Museum
                                                                                                                                 the marine life at uShaka Marine         the city can visit the national zoo in        will give foreigners an insight
                                                                                                                                 World. Alternatively, head to the        the National Zoological Gardens of            into South Africa’s past. Outside
                                                                                                                                 neighbouring towns on the north or       South Africa. Hatfield Square is the          of Johannesburg there are day
                                                                                                                                 south coast to get a real vacation.      hub of this city’s nightlife and the          trips to the quaint town of Parys
                                                                                                                                 Further north there are some great       city has a variety of good pubs, bars,        on the Vaal River in the south, the
                                                                                                                                 Big Five game reserves, subtropical      theatres and restaurants. On the              idyllic Magaliesberg Mountains and
After a hike or cable car ride the view from the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town is breathtaking
                                                                                                                                 marine reefs and the iSimangaliso        outskirts of the city is a meteor crash       Hartebeespoort Dam to the north-
CAPE TOWN                                   for a taste of culture, check out the        200 wine estates within easy reach of   Wetland Park World Heritage Site.        site in the Tswaing Nature Reserve,           west, as well as the Crocodile River
Cape Town’s dramatic setting,               live music in Kirstenbosch Gardens at        the city.                               To the east is the Ukhahlamba            and to the north is the charming              Ramble or Cradle of Humankind,
magnificent beaches and scenery             the foot of Table Mountain. A visit to       www.tourismcapetown.co.za or            Drakensberg Park, also a World           diamond mining town of Cullinan in            each offering an interesting
make it one of the world’s most             Robben Island to see where Nelson            +27 21 405 4500                         Heritage site, which offers the best     the Dinokeng conservancy.                     assortment of crafts, arts, adventure,
popular tourist destinations. Long          Mandela was imprisoned for nearly                                                    hiking in South Africa. To the far       http://www.tshwane.gov.za/tourism             health spas and restaurants.
Street in the city centre offers a          27 years is a must, as is summiting          NELSON MANDELA BAY/PORT                 south is the rugged Wild Coast with      or +27 012 358 1430                           www.joburg.org.za or
spread of bars, eateries, bistros and       Table Mountain. Explore the Garden           ELIZABETH                               stretches of uninhabited indigenous                                                    +27 11 375 5555
late night clubs; Camps Bay is where        Route up the east coast or visit some        The ‘Friendly City’s’ beaches and       dunes and forest.                        JOHANNESBURg
Cape Town’s beautiful people hang           more beautiful seaside towns on the          weather make it a prime site            www.zulu.org.za or                       Johannesburg has a vibrant nightlife          MANgAUNg/BLOEMFONTEIN
out and sip fashionable cocktails; and      west coast or one of the more than           for watersports and waterfront          +27 31 366 7500                          and live music scene from 7th Avenue          Find out more about South Africa’s




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past by visiting the National Museum,   www.rustenburg.gov.za/fifaworldcup         NELSPRUIT
the Queen’s Military Museum, the        or +27 14 579 0904                         The city is on the doorstep of the
National Women’s Museum and                                                        world famous Kruger National
the Anglo Boer Museum. The city’s       POLOKWANE                                  Park and game viewing is a major
clear skies encourages activities       Polokwane is on the doorstep of            highlight of a visit to this area. Visit
such as cycling, quad biking, sailing   some of the best natural attractions       the Shangana cultural village and
and South Africa’s favourite past       and wildlife South Africa has to offer.    market followed by dinner at the
time: braaing. There are also some      The more remote northen areas of           Evening Festival in the Chief’s Kraal.
beautiful gardens and parks to          Kruger National Park are accessible        The city also has a popular farmers’
explore. The surrounding areas          from here; the world’s largest baobab      market, a dinosaur park and the
boast a wealth of attractions like      tree and the ancient cycads of the         Sudwala Caves just outside the city
fossil-hunting safaris. The province    Rain Queen at the Modjadji Village         are among the oldest caves in the
is the gateway to Lesotho, a region     are a must. The Ndebele Village and        world. Mpumalanga province claims
famous for pony trekking and hiking     the Venda Art Route will give you the      to be the adventure sports capital of
(passports required).                   chance to see some of the local art        Africa with daredevil slalom canoeing,
www.bloemfontein.co.za or               in the region. Famed for its forests,      helicopter flips, bungee jumping,
+27 51 405 8489/90                      waterfalls and rivers full of trout,       hiking, river rafting, mountain biking
                                        the picturesque mountain hamlet of         or gorge swinging. South Africa’s only
RUSTENBURg                              Haenertsburg is an easy drive from         chimpanzee rehabilitation centre, the
In the shadow of the world              Polokwane as is the hiking paradise        Jane Goodall Institute, is found on
renowned casino resort Sun City,        of Magoebaskloof.                          the fringes of the city.
Rustenburg provides an opportunity      www.polokwane.gov.za or                    www.mbombela.gov.za or
to experience incredible natural        +27 15 290 2000                            +27 13 755 1988
attractions mixed with world-class
entertainment. Sun City has a wide
range of restaurants, activities,
entertainment and gambling as well
as a wave pool and inland beach
at the Lost City’s famous Valley of
Waves. Golfers can play at the well
known Gary Player Golf Course, home
to the Million Dollar Golf Challenge.
The Madikwe National Park has
the second-largest concentration
of elephants in the country while
the Rustenburg Nature Reserve and
Pilanesburg Nature Reserve offer
further wildlife viewing.               A game drive is a must on the lowveld areas around Nelspruit and Polokwane




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