Eish! Super-celebrity Paris Hilton was reportedly arrested at the World Cup today, whilst watching the Brazil vs Holland quarterfinal match in Port Elizabeth. The blonde heiress was apparently caught smoking zol (marijuana) in a larni VIP suite at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium! She was allegedly detained by police at the Mount Road Police Station [...]
France may have just lost against Mexico, but they’re refusing to lose interest in the World Cup. And they want it vuvuzela-free. Today leading French pay TV channel CANAL+ became the first official FIFA broadcaster to utilize a new Vuvuzela-free Technology for the WorldCup. They turned to Audionamix, an audio restoration provider and research laboratory [...]
Submitted by ‘Annoyed BFF (Bafana Fan Forever)’ Besides Bafana Bafana playing shockingly badly, I thought it was a poor show when people walked out early from yesterday’s game against Uruguay. The anthem at the beginning was so stirring, yet you had that kind of towel throwing in by supporters at the end. Fickle! And now [...]
Eish! Have you seen Cape Town’s Vuvuzela? You can’t miss it! Source: an email doing the rounds
The final Bafana Bafana squad who’ll play in the Football World Cup has been announced…and it doesn’t include South Africa’s all-time top goal scorer Benni McCarthy. McCarthy’ exclusion from the final 23-man squad has shocked football fans around the world, making it bigger news than those who have been included. Although the South African football [...]
We’re so sad to find out that Siphiwo Ntshebe has died, just two weeks before he was due to step on the world stage and open the World Cup. Siphiwo was such an inspiration that just last week we requested an sapeople interview with him. It turns out he was in a Port Elizabeth hospital [...]
Hmmmm. Zakumi, the World Cup mascot, is meant to be a South African leopard…but is (of course) made in China. And it turns out all official World Cup merchandise is being produced overseas. Which has of course upset local South African businesses who are losing out on billions of rands worth of potential profits that [...]
Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg that with three weeks to the opening of the FIFA World Cup, many immigrants are living in fear. They say they’ve been threatened with violence, similar to the xenophobic attacks of two years ago, once the tournament is over.
With the World Cup just weeks away the Mayor of Johannesburg, Amos Masondo, spoke to the Sunday Times about a month ago. Eish!
by Janine Erasmus The BBC has come under a lot of flak for its decision to spend around £1-million (R11-million) on building a brand new broadcast studio in Cape Town which it will use it as its base for the duration of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Despite most media companies’ decision to be based [...]