The patriotism has been overflowing in South Africa. Despite South Africa’s hopes of winning the World Cup rapidly dwindling, spirits are still high. Here are some of the comments we’ve received on Facebook in the past week:

Went for a walk on Durban Beach at ten this morning and came home at 5.30 pm! The weather outstanding, the atmosphere electric and the Company awesome!! So blessed to be in such a beautiful city with my beautiful family and special friends xx
– Dawn, Durban

I was supposed to go to the Drakensberg on holiday – but I’ve cancelled the trip!! There is NO way I am leaving JHB. This place is soccer mad and it’s amazing. Only standing space in Sandton Square and the rivalry tonight between Brazil, Argentina and Holland supporters singing their songs, waving their flags and having a true SA party was unbelievable. So staying in JHB until the end of the World Cup – it’s the place to be!!!!!
– Natasha, Johannesburg

I was in South Africa about two weeks ago and I can tell you that the soccer fever there is indescribable, flags everywhere and the buzz. Almost everyone were wearing bafana bafana shirts. Oh man, it was something I will never forget.
-Werner Le Roux

AYOBAAAA!!! Magic is in the air!!! It’s great to be South African today!!!
– Marlize Strydom

No vuvuzela here but maybe i can toot on the didgeridoo???
– Renay Naidoo, Australia

Regardless of the outcome… I am still PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN…. My flag continues to hang on my balcony here in France…& will do so until the very end of the WC…
– Thalia Peroglou-Guerra

Keep the flag flying and the vuvuzelas blowing. Whatever the outcome, to date it has been a great World Cup and we should all be proud of the way SA has shown the world what a beautiful coutry it is.
– Rose Kranich

– Sadie Singh

– Ina Botha (and many others)

Congratulations to Bafana Bafana from all South Africans in Lugano, Switzerland. Viva!
– Chris Mathew

After Bafana’s loss to Uruguay:

still proud of our boys n proud of our beautiful country….at least our boys make a special appearance with singing like they did oh!!! priceless i reckon….love my peeps and love Africa…
– Val Inja

Hey it’s not over till the last vuvu blast. We still got one more shot at this. Go Bafana. Show us what you got.
– Pieter Beets