Thursday, July 20, 2006

World Cup 2010 in South Africa!

Well, now that Germany is over and the Italians have finished celebrating around their country with pride, South Africa gets their chance to shine by hosting the 2010 World Cup. All I hear about in the news is about the preparations for the World Cup and whether South Africa will be able to compare in standards to the well-organized event that took place in Germany. Well, yesterday, there was the city of Cape Town stating the price of their 2 billion rand new stadium and negotiating on who will be responsible for the hefty sum, FIFA, national government or the city? In my class there will be one guy doing his research on the socio-economic effects of the World Cup which could be interesting.

South African Fact: 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi, Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Northern Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana and Venda

This will probably be my last blog for this month as I head up to Kruger National Park next week to see the Big 5 in the game reserve. All I want to see is a lion.

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