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Barry Moody

Barry Moody

    Pope: Church must defend poor and disadvantaged
    Pope: Church must defend poor and disadvantaged
    Addressing an estimated 200 000 people and many foreign leaders gathered under bright sunshine in St Peter's Square on Tuesday, the...
    Argentina's Bergoglio elected as new pope
    Argentina's Bergoglio elected as new pope
    Pope Francis (76) appeared on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica just over an hour after white smoke poured from a chimney on...
    South Africa confounds Afro-pessimists
    South Africa confounds Afro-pessimists
    Rarely can a global event have generated so much advance pessimism as the World Cup, and the sceptics are now finally having to eat their words....
    Spain win World Cup after Iniesta strikes
    Spain win World Cup after Iniesta strikes
    Spain stunned The Netherlands to win their first World Cup on Sunday in sensational fashion with a goal in the last minutes of extra time.
    Mandela drops in on World Cup final
    Mandela drops in on World Cup final
    Nelson Mandela briefly visited the stadium just before the World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands on Sunday, capping South Africa's joy...
    Germany and Spain in fight for final
    Germany and Spain in fight for final
    Germany and Spain do battle on Wednesday for the right to meet The Netherlands in the World Cup final, in a semi widely expected to be one of the...
    Germany oust Argentina, Spain reach semis
    Germany oust Argentina, Spain reach semis
    Germany demolished Argentina and Spain beat Paraguay by one goal in a quarterfinal of extraordinary drama on Saturday as Europe took revenge on...
    Germans show power, Ghana pride of Africa
    Germans show power, Ghana pride of Africa
    Germany gave a devastating display of their nation's traditional power on Sunday to overrun Australia and Ghana were the toast of Africa after...
    Messi, Rooney take to World Cup stage
    Messi, Rooney take to World Cup stage
    Two of the world's most talented players, Argentina's Lionel Messi and England's Wayne Rooney, take the stage on Saturday hoping to reproduce the...
    Vuvuzelas: Curse or musical fanfare?
    Vuvuzelas: Curse or musical fanfare?
    To foreign coaches and players they could be a curse, to South Africans they might yet be the secret weapon that helps them overcome one of the...
    Eyes of the world on South Africa
    Eyes of the world on South Africa
    The Soccer World Cup will have the globe's largest audience glued to their TV screens for a month from Friday, but football's greatest trophy means...
    Makarapa maker eyes global success
    Makarapa maker eyes global success
    The king of South Africa's makarapa fan helmet has moved from his township workshop to a factory to meet World Cup demand, and expects the...