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Zakumi and me

One morning, recently, I woke up to realise that this 2010 thing is happening. You know what 2010 thing I am talking about, right? I…

Has the World Cup been stolen?

JOHANNESBURG — South Africans’ worst fears have been realised. The World Cup, transported to South Africa over the weekend, has been stolen. This according to…

The cost of hosting the World Cup

Why it is that African countries have to go through the painful and expensive exercise of convincing the so-called first world that South Africa, in…

Our 100-day window of opportunity

By Dave Harris An ancient Chinese proverb states that “even the gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities”. The 2010 Fifa World Cup…

Competitive sport will never be fair

It’s often been said that competitive sport is an arena for the world to indulge their war-mongering urges without an inordinate fear of dying. And…

Henry 1-0* Neville

Thierry Henry’s efforts to become the first soccer player in history to lift rugby’s William Webb Ellis Trophy, while playing in the football World Cup,…

Stop bleating Jordaan, you made the rules

It’s not a pretty sound. The Local Organising Committee for World Cup 2010 whining about the slow pace of ticket sales is a little like…

Whose 2010 is it anyway?

Usually, when the sandman fails to make his nightly visits (which is a frequent occurrence in my world), I kill time in the early morning…