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Lessons Africa must learn from the World Cup

Beyond the tentacles of Paul the octopus who raised enthusiastic hopes with his preternatural accurate match predictions, the vuvuzela, and the razzle-dazzle in the land of the legendary Madiba, the recently concluded 2010 FIFA World Cup provides vital lessons for the continent. Pelé’s notable prediction that an African team would lift the World Cup trophy by the end of the last century did not come to pass.

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Soweto: the sound of the vuvuzela dominates the mass

SOWETO, JOHANNESBURG– In Johannesburg even religious functions are dominated by the vuvuzela. People watching matches on television may find their noise annoying but here in South Africa these plastic trumpets are a vital part of the party, not just of the stadium.

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World Cup: vuvuzelas a hit in France

The noisy plastic trumpet being blown incessantly by fans at the World Cup in South Africa could soon become the instrument of choice for French unions protesting government pension reforms.

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Pitch Perfect, Episode 1: Welcome to South Africa

Jun18

Nike and the US magazine FADER present the first episode of their documentary series covering the music, art and culture of South Africa in 2010. It’s an introduction to the South Africa the FADER editorial staff just met, as seen and felt during their first few days in the country’s largest metropolis.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYrSn3pL8Ws[/youtube]

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Glez – Vuvuzela

Jun16

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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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