120,000 extra flights for World Cup

An extra 120,000 flights have been allocated over the 2010 Fifa World Cup period with more slots still available, the Airports Company SA (Acsa) said on Tuesday.  At a briefing on the airport’s preparedness for the World Cup, Acsa’s group manager of operations Andre Vermeulen said there had been an increase in the number of […]

Fifa CEO Sepp Blatter dismisses pessimists

Fifa CEO Sepp Blatter scoffed at pessimists on Tuesday, as South Africa celebrated its readiness 100 days before the Soccer World Cup spectacle kicked off.   “Why is a certain community not able to believe in it? They just need to have trust and confidence,” Blatter told the media at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban.  […]

All Bafana need now is our love — a lot of it

by Aubrey Matshiqi. Matshiqi is a senior research associate at the Centre for Policy Studies Ninety-seven sleeps from today, Bafana Bafana will win the toss against Mexico and millions around the globe will witness the first kick of the 2010 World Cup. Hopefully, the toss is not the last thing Bafana will win in the […]