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A World Cup of Firsts!

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was a first for Africa but this was to be the first for many firsts for this “World Cup of the People”! Just some of the other “firsts” included…….

Spain’s first ever time World Champions of course
Slovenia and Greece both picked up their maiden FIFA World Cup wins in South Africa
New Zealand . . . → Read More: A World Cup of Firsts!

Football Showdown at Soccer City

The Netherlands’ progress to their third World Cup final after beating Uruguay on Tuesday in Cape Town, with the 3-2 win setting up a showdown with Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Sunday 11 July.

The Dutch lost both of their previous finals in 1974 and 1978 to hosts West Germany and Argentina respectively and now . . . → Read More: Football Showdown at Soccer City

Congratulations South Africa on an excellent World Cup at Half-Time

Today FIFA Secretary General, Jerome Valcke, praised the tournament’s organisation! And we are only half way through!

“If on 11 July we are at the same level as today I would say it’s a perfect World Cup. We are beyond all expectations. We are beyond international visitor figures and we are beyond ticketing sales of Germany 2006. There is not a single part of this World Cup where we have not been able to go beyond level of past World Cups. South Africa will become the plan B of any future World Cup,” said Valcke.

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Where to watch live football games

The following farms are offering big screens : Continue reading Where to watch live football games

Stellenbosch Wine Festival : 1 – 5 July 2010

The 9th annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival, one of the oldest wine festivals in the Cape, takes on an exciting new format this year and will be held a month earlier to give soccer fans the opportunity to visit the myriad of cellars that make up the Stellenbosch Winelands. From 1 – 5 July visitors will experience the Winelands in all their glory through an extensive network of shuttles between the farms participating in the Festival this year.
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SA Wine industry recognised abroad for ethical practices

As the South African wine industry continues to grow exports, it is also achieving increasing international recognition for its ethical approach to winemaking, says Wines of South Africa (WOSA) CEO Su Birch. Within the space of a few weeks SA was acknowledged by influential UK trade publication The Drinks Business, winning its Ethical Award for 2009 while also earning the lion’s share of trophies and prizes in the Fairtrade Wine Committee’s competition for best wines of the year, held in London.

The 2010 World Cup gets closer….. 32 teams, concerts, expo’s and more!

The 32 teams that have qualified for the 2010 World Cup are: Portugal, France, Slovenia, Greece, Algeria, Uruguay, Japan, the Netherlands, North Korea, Australia, South Korea, the USA, Brazil, Ghana, England, Paraguay, Spain, Denmark, Ivory Coast, Chile, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Argentina, Switzerland, Honduras, Slovakia, Nigeria, Cameroon, New Zealand and South Africa.

The new Cape Town Stadium has been completed and handed over by the building contractors to the City of Cape Town, reports the Cape Argus. The R 4,5 billion stadium has had all its seats installed, the grass pitch has been grown from seeds planted 3 weeks ago, the outer facade has been re-cleaned and painted after the storms earlier this month dirtied some of the exterior, and the signage erected, all in time for the roof-wetting party.

Green Point Stadium in Cape Town to be finished by December 2009!

The image of Cape Town is uniquely characterised by the interaction of Table Mountain and Signal Hill – a soft, hilly landscape, and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean. Green Point Stadium sits at the foot of Signal Hill. The exterior shell of the stadium was designed as an abstract, linearly arranged membrane construction.

Cape Town’s new Green Point Stadium is well on schedule for the handover of the stadium to the City of Cape Town on 14 December 2009. The glass roof of the new Cape Town Stadium will be completed and sealed, and the fabric membrane underneath fully installed by 15 October 2009.

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