Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Ultimately, with an event like the World Cup, relying on statistics is a fool's game.
Kylian Mbappé's wages were estimated to be about R300,000 a game, with a R4.6 million bonus for a World Cup win – but he won't see any of it.
Don’t waste time following Donald Trump’s twitter account and rather use the time to watch some soccer.
The France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris just pulled off one of the best saves at the 2018 FIFA World Cup However, Twitter was equally impressed about another save he made when he prevented a bug from getting down his throat.
Pablo Zabaleta, one of Lionel Messi's former teammates in the Argentina national soccer team, says people expect too much from the forward and that there is a huge pressure on him to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programmes discriminate.
A singer in Nigeria released a defiant song this week celebrating the country's fake World Cup jerseys and defending the right to wear them.
An online promotion released by Burger King said women who are impregnated by World Cup footballers will be rewarded with money and Whopper burgers.
Mexico has already been fined several times for its fans' use of the chant.
Football-loving Nigerians have had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match.
Nigeria's government has stepped in to repatriate scores of its nationals who were tricked into buying football World Cup passes to travel to Russia, the president's spokesperson says.
Uganda has heightened security for Sunday's World Cup final and pushed a media campaign calling for vigilance among residents, many of whom remain scarred eight years after twin bombings left 76 people dead during the 2010 final.
South Africa's television ratings during June once again showed its traditional uptick as more people are staying home.
Sachi Escobar, the brother of the Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar who was shot 6 times on the streets of Bogotá, fears for the lives of the country's 2018 World Cup stars after Colombia was kicked out of the tournament by England.
Real Madrid CF and Portugal national team striker Cristiano Ronaldo follows a similar ritual before and after every soccer match.
After two disappointing results to start the 2018 World Cup, Lionel Messi faces the unbelievable burden of carrying the hopes of a nation.
When Cristiano Ronaldo lost a game of table tennis to former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand, he bought a ping pong table – and started practising.
Can’t get to Russia? No problem, comrade! You can set up your personal World Cup fan park in your own backyard.
If World Cups were won on the behaviour of each country's fanbase, then Japan and Senegal would be awarded the trophy right now.
Senegal President Macky Sall is in Russia and will attend his country's World Cup game against Poland in Moscow.
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