Thursday, 28 January 2010

Eng, Germany 'shame on you'

I was browsing through a few news paper articles about the 2010 World Cup and had to laugh when I saw a snipped of what FIFA secretary General Jerome Valcke slammed the media yesterday in Germany and England saying that they were largely responsible for portraying South Africa in a bad light.

He alledgely said" Where do we have to organise the next world cup to make everyone happy - The moon?". He urged the foreign media to afford South Africa the same respect that they did for previous World Cups in Germany, and Japan/South Korea.
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Thursday, 21 January 2010

End game: two more stadiums open, two to go

Appeared in the Witness - 21 January 2010.

JOHANNESBURG - Two more of South Africa's 2010 World Cup Stadiums will open to the public this weekend., with matches planned in Cape Town and Polekwane.

The opening of the 70 000 seater Cape Town stadium and 45 000 Peter Mokaba stadium means just two more venues have to be completed before pre-tournament testing before the World Cup.

These are the Johannesburg's soccer city, which will host the Tournament's opening match on June 11 and the final a month later, and Nelspruit's Mbombela Stadium.

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A different view of 2010

This year is the big 2010 soccer event. But what do you do if your clients are just not that into soccer. What if the sound of the mighty vuvuzela makes them want to run for cover? What if the thought of crowds and the 2010 traffic is just too much to bear?

You could run for cover and take a month long vacation or you could start acting smart and buy all of your key clients web cams for video conferencing. Why not come up with a campaign specifically aimed at letting your clients feel at ease about operating in 2010.