South Africa “more than ready” for World Cup – Zuma

SA is “more than ready” for the Fifa World Cup tournament, President Jacob Zuma said. Zuma was speaking at the opening of the newly constructed Central Terminal Building at OR Tambo International Airport. A transport action plan was developed in 2005 in preparation for the World Cup, as part of which R20bn was put into […]

Varsities' World Cup windfall

The universities have been accredited as one-star backpacking facilities for the duration of the cup. Johannesburg University spokesman Herman Esterhuizen said his institution had made a “substantial upfront investment” in upgrading its residences. “All the residences were renovated in the three years leading up to the event to comply with the standards set by the […]

Ticket prices reduced

South African football fans can start applying for World Cup tickets at reduced prices immediately. Ich Mkhondo, chief communications officer for the organising committee would not reveal how many “re-categorised” R140 Category1 tickets , which are reserved for South Africans only, were available. He said only that the tickets now formed part of the 400,000 […]