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World Cup an example of SA unity: Zuma

2012-07-04 13:08
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The 2010 FIFA World Cup is an example of what a united South Africa could be like, says President Jacob Zuma, adding that "it showed us what is possible if we put our country first".

Cele signed World Cup tender deal - reports

2012-03-24 22:45
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Suspended national police commissioner Bheki Cele signed off on a dodgy R26m World Cup tender, the Sunday Times reports.

Spillcam,vuvuzela are top words of 2010

2010-11-15 08:59

'Spillcam' and 'vuvuzela' are the top words of 2010, reflecting the impact of the months-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the noisy South African horns at the Soccer World Cup.

Army union welcomes payment promise

2010-10-30 16:01

Army union Sandu has welcomed the SA National Defence Force's undertaking to pay FIFA World Cup allowances as well as salary increases in November, but said it is still cautious.

World Cup no sex bonanza

2010-10-21 22:14

The number of female sex workers who advertised online and in newspapers increased only slightly during the World Cup, a study has revealed.

SWC improved SA's reputation

2010-10-13 13:24

South Africa's reputation within the G8 countries improved after the successful hosting of the Soccer World Cup, says a study.

Tourist numbers soar

2010-09-28 14:35

The number of tourists visiting SA has grown exponentially, and the success of the World Cup will result in further growth, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwk.

Xingwana: Remember Cup success

2010-09-06 21:22

South Africa's 2010 World Cup successes need to be celebrated for current and future generations, Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana says.

Vuvuzela in Oxford dictionary

2010-08-18 22:16

The vuvuzela, the sound of the soccer World Cup in South Africa, has won an entry in the latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English.

Taxi operators to pocket R16m from WC

2010-08-04 19:17

Limpopo taxi operators who ferried soccer fans to five fan parks across the province during the 2010 FIFA World Cup will soon receive R16m for their efforts.

Fan Fest bomb charge dropped

2010-07-20 12:48

The State has withdrawn charges against a man arrested after allegedly making a bomb threat at Cape Town's FIFA Fan Fest on the Grand Parade.

6 000 rock up for Mandela bash

2010-07-18 20:44

There were VIPs in helicopters and expensive cars. Ordinary people came by foot and on horseback - all 6 000 to attend Nelson Mandela's birthday bash at Mvezo.

Security sets new standards

2010-07-11 18:46

Police commissioner General Bheki Cele has praised the security services for ensuring the safety of people attending the World Cup.

Acsa tightens Cup systems

2010-07-10 17:56

Acsa has tightened systems at OR Tambo and Port Elizabeth's airport for the two final World Cup matches.

CT quarter-final drew 300 000

2010-07-04 18:41

The World Cup quarter-final clash between Argentina and Germany drew a record 300 000 fans to Cape Town's inner city, authorities say.

Rather spend on houses - DA

2010-07-04 17:25

The DA says the money spent by the government and state-owned enterprises on SWC tickets could've built over 2 300 houses.

Fans die as terrace caves in

2010-06-27 17:26

Police in Senegal say 11 people have died after the collapse of a terrace on which they had gathered to watch a World Cup match on television.

Fans die as terrace caves in

2010-06-27 17:26

Police in Senegal say 11 people have died after the collapse of a terrace on which they had gathered to watch a World Cup match on television.

World Cup highlights - day 4

2010-06-15 12:09

World Cup News from 1GOAL - the latest news and updates from all the action from SA and a preview of the 3 next games.

UK fan takes 28 000km detour

2010-06-11 21:32

An English fan has made possibly the longest and most expensive detour of more than 28 000km to be at the World Cup.

Cops: Avoid Soccer City roads

2010-06-11 19:17

Johannesburg metro police have urged motorists around Soccer City to avoid roads around the stadium as fans begin to exit it.

Get 'alternative' guide to SWC

2010-06-09 22:27

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and soccer star Didier Drogba have teamed up to produce an “alternative guide” to the 2010 SWC.

Vuvuzela 'worse than chainsaw'

2010-06-07 13:41

A vuvuzela makes more racket than a chainsaw, hearing aid manufacturer Phonak has warned world cup fans.

Fears of flurry of litigation

2010-05-30 20:07

The World Cup may leave municipalities with thousands of court cases, as was the case with Germany, a lawyer has warned.

Eto'o threatens to quit SWC

2010-05-29 15:48

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has threatened not to go to the World Cup after criticism from former international Roger Milla.

 

Man on trial for SWC stadium bomb threat

2012-06-13 11:17

A Pretoria man is currently on trial for planning terrorist attacks on 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums before the Soccer World Cup.

F State budget boosts education, health

2010-11-26 21:14

The Free State education and health departments will get more than half of the province's R656.6m adjusted mid-term budget allocations, says the MEC for finance.

Artists find ways to re-use vuvuzela

2010-11-09 19:03

A panel of South African artists and designers have voted earrings as the best re-use of the vuvuzela.

Army unions threaten to strike

2010-10-27 16:10

Military trade unions have given the government until November 5 to pay their World Cup deployment allowances or face another mass protest.

SA air safety much improved

2010-10-13 21:44

South Africa’s aviation authorities have improved safety within the country to such an extent that there are no major deficiencies, says an official.

Soldiers fuming over WC cash

2010-10-07 22:59

Dissatisfaction is brewing among almost 10 000 soldiers who have still not been paid their World Cup allowances, despite all sorts of promises by high-ranking officials.

SA must 'work to build on SWC'

2010-09-23 21:19

SA must work hard to build on its successful hosting of the Soccer World Cup if it is to secure long-term benefits from the event, the tourism minister says.

World Cup volunteers paid less

2010-09-06 14:48

Some World Cup volunteers from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium were paid less than they expected to earn due to a taxation error by the LOC at the stadium.

Mandela praised for World Cup role

2010-08-04 21:23

An alliance of South African newspapers and broadcasters has praised Nelson Mandela for his role in the success of the first World Cup held in Africa.

Paraglider's case transferred

2010-07-25 22:08

The case against a Hout Bay paraglider who landed in a restricted Area at the Cape Town Stadium during the SWC has been transferred to an ordinary court.

World Cup 'provided Aids lessons'

2010-07-19 07:54

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the World Cup provided lessons on how to deal with HIV/Aids, such as teamwork and setting targets.

Soccer City erupts in light

2010-07-11 20:16

SA has bid the SWC a blazing farewell with fireworks that appeared to set the field of the calabash-shaped Soccer City alight.

Dutch fans form orange sea

2010-07-11 18:15

There has been a bright orange glow over Soccer City in Johannesburg as thousands of Netherlands fans turned up for the final against Spain in full war paint.

1 million tourists enter SA

2010-07-04 21:17

The number of foreign visitors entering SA during the World Cup has risen to one million, home affairs says.

CT quarter-final drew 300 000

2010-07-04 18:41

The SWC quarter-final clash between Argentina and Germany drew a record 300 000 fans to Cape Town's inner city, authorities say.

W Cape withdraws Aarto case

2010-06-30 23:45

The Western Cape has dropped a bid for a high court interdict against new road traffic legislation, after receiving official confirmation that its roll-out is to be delayed.

Fans die as terrace caves in

2010-06-27 17:26

Police in Senegal say 11 people have died after the collapse of a terrace on which they had gathered to watch a World Cup match on television.

Africa seek reasons for flop

2010-06-25 16:55

Patrick Vieira has called for a halt on the export of teenage African football talent after poor results at the first African SWC.

Joburg defends SWC tenders

2010-06-12 09:38

The City of Johannesburg says proper procedures were followed when awarding tenders for a FIFA project in Alexandra.

German journo in court for joke

2010-06-11 20:17

German freelance photo-journalist Beinad Jurgen Fischer has appeared in the Cape Town Regional Court after being charged for joking his camera had a bomb in it.

Kids tagged at CT fan park

2010-06-11 17:01

Parents won't have to worry about losing their children at the fan party in Cape Town's Vygekraal where all were given wrist tags.

Viewing areas for rural villages

2010-06-09 21:18

Rural communities will get the opportunity to watch SWC games in World Cup Village Viewing Areas, the department of rural development and land reform has said.

Vuvuzela 'worse than chainsaw'

2010-06-07 13:41

A vuvuzela makes more racket than a chainsaw, hearing aid manufacturer Phonak has warned world cup fans.

Vidic calms rioting fans

2010-05-29 21:15

Nemanja Vidic had to appeal for calm over the microphone as Serbian fans rioted during a 1-0 SWC warm-up defeat by New Zealand.

Blatter happy with SA's form

2010-05-29 15:34

SA's recent form has improved the chances of the host nation advancing to the second round of the SWC, Sepp Blatter has said.

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