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Cape Town News

London's mayor Boris Johnson in Cape Town

London mayor Boris Johnson has challenged England fans to master the theme tune from war film The Dam Busters on the vuvuzela. In South Africa for five days as part of a tour to promote England
Cape Town News

Police take over stadium security

Security at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town was taken over by police on 14 June when stadium guards left their posts in protest against a pay dispute with the stadium
Cape Town News

World Cup holiday camps for South Africa’s children

The extended school break over the World Cup is good news for South Africa
Cape Town News

FIFA World Cup stadiums in South Africa

The 2010 football world cup will be played at some of the most singular stadiums on the planet. South Africa has invested hundreds of millions building five new venues and renovating five others. Here
Dar Es Salaam News

Brazil plays pre World Cup friendly match in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam will be the centre of one of the last pre-World Cup matches when the city hosts the Brazilian team in a friendly game against Tanzania
Cape Town News

Scottish company Aggreko to provide South Africa World Cup power

Scottish company Aggreko is to provide temporary power and temperature control solutions for broadcast and technical services for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa from 11 June-11 July. The
Cape Town News

FIFA says World Cup ticket sales down

The organiser of the World Cup, FIFA, says that 220,000 international football fans are set to visit South Africa in June and July rather than 500,000 as originally expected. FIFA believes that th...
Cape Town News

Pop concert to launch South Africa World Cup

The FIFA World Cup in South Africa is to get off to a musical start with a pop concert in Johannesburg on 10 June featuring African and international stars. The line up at the Orlando Stadium in S...
Cape Town News

Cape Town tackles irresponsible pricing for World Cup

Cape Town has moved to combat the perception that fans travelling to South Africa for the June-July 2010 FIFA World Cup will be overcharged for accommodation during their stay in the Mother City....
Cape Town News

South Africans learn national anthem ahead of World Cup

South Africans are being given lessons in the national anthem Nkosi sikelel
Cairo News

Cairo celebrates Egypt Cup of Nations win

Jubilant fans took to the streets of Cairo in celebration on 31 January following Egypt
Cairo News

Egypt and Ghana through to Cup of Nations final

Egypt plays Ghana in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Angola on 31 January. This is the third consecutive final for defending champions Egypt, which beat their great ri...
Cape Town News

Air traffic control plans for World Cup

Plans are being drawn up for the movement of football fans around the country before, during and after this year
Cape Town News

Cape Town stadium finished

Work has finished on the new Cape Town Stadium, which will host eight of the football World Cup from 11 June-11 July this year, including a semi-final match. Construction of the precinct around the st...
Dar Es Salaam News

Local drivers register for FIA Tanzanian rally

15 Tanzanian drivers are expected to sign on for the Kenol/Kobil Tanzanian Rally scheduled to take place in Dar es Salaam on 19-21 February. In the last two years only three Tanzanian nationals co...
Cape Town News

Football for Hope centre opens in Cape Town

The international governing body of football FIFA has opened a community centre in Cape Town as part of a social development initiative that is intended to outlast the 2010 World Cup. The so-called...
Cairo News

Egypt out of running for World Cup

Egypt will not be travelling to South Africa to play in next year


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