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The Cup of Spirit

If the primary purpose of a tournament held every four years for four intense weeks is merely to prove which nation is the best, it…

A second chance at life

By Lungile Dlamini The Thwala family gathers around the small radio set to listen to the commentary of the 2010 Fifa World Cup tournament kick-off.…

Fifa: Time for a coup?

By Adriaan Basson Who owns the sea? (BP might think they do, but no.) And street cricket? And climbing up Table Mountain? Horse racing? And…

Love in the time of vuvuzelas

When I woke up on the morning of June the 11th, I had a strange premonition, an indefinable feeling of exhilaration and dread. I glanced…

Patriot games

The World Cup dream has arrived, but don't forget to return to the hard work of fighting corruption and nation building when the world packs up and goes home. While we watch and get lost in the beautiful game, let's not completely take our eye off the ball.

Feel it, it is here

People are walking with a spring in their steps. They tread as though the ground is bouncing them to higher goals, higher dreams, higher hopes.…

Score a goal against HIV

*Read MSF’s latest report: No time to quit: HIV/Aids treatment gap widening in Africa.

Nobody calls it quits at half-time!

Truly speaking, the little I know about morality, I learnt it on football pitches. Albert Camus, French philosopher and Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature. In…