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Black Stars shine for Africa

Africans are pinning all hopes on Ghana – the only country on the continent to make it through to the quarter-finals of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “We are so proud of Ghana, they’ve played really well and have kept Africans’ hopes alive in our first African World Cup,” said Thabiso Malesa from Tembisa, east of Johannesburg.

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SA: The off-pitch World Cup competition

JOHANNESBURG – Off the pitch, the FIFA World Cup has seen a tense standoff between South Africa’s formal and informal economies as they compete for their share of the spinoffs, but declaring a winner may be hard.

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‘Ambushing’, marketing and FIFA

The recent arrest of two Dutch women for ‘ambush marketing’ at South Africa’s World Cup Soccer City stadium has revealed the legislative influence FIFA has exerted on its host, writes Alex Free. Pointing out that FIFA has acquired the nickname ‘Thiefa’ among some quarters, Free takes a look at who is really doing the ‘ambushing’.

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Ghana to fly the flag for Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Ghana will carry the hopes of Africa in the continent’s first World Cup after the Black Stars managed to qualify to reach the next round of the tournament.

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World Cup 2010: a kick to Apartheid

JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA – At Johannesburg the party has already started. Vuvuzelas have been echoing for days in the streets and all greetings have been ending with “Hurray Bafana Bafana,” it doesn’t matter whether you are black or white.

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