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Mandela to skip World Cup opening ceremony

Nelson Mandela plans to skip the opening ceremony of the Soccer World Cup finals in South Africa in June and will watch the tournament from home.

Parreira: We need to emphasise our strengths

Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira says it is much too early to determine how much progress Bafana Bafana have made in preparations for the World Cup.

Hotels look to cash in on World Cup

About half of hotels, lodges and other accommodation in South Africa will charge premium rates during the World Cup.

Pretoria: nightlife

South Africa's capital city is less cosmopolitan than its neighbour Johannesburg, but Pretoria comes alive in certain areas if you know where to go.

Pretoria: Where to eat

From mouthwatering Portuguese food to fresh farm produce and every local's favourite pizza joint, we bring you the best of Pretoria dining.


The United States reached the 2010 Soccer World Cup by finishing top in the final six-team CONCACAF Zone.

Alleged ‘ criminal’ may be schizophrenic, court told

A man who allegedly told an programme he would "rob and kill" tourists during the World Cup may be schizophrenic, a court heard on Wednesday.

Dummy’s guide to buying World Cup tickets

Still waiting to get your World Cup tickets? Read our guide on getting your seat to the biggest sport event to hit Africa.

World Cup fires SA’s dreams of riches and identity

A strange thing happens after you've been an expat for a while. You start feeling for your adopted country, if not pride, then at least an affinity.

2010 big shot skips SA

Revenue service is investigating tax fraud at stadium company. Lucky Sindane reports.

Stadium show must go on

Mpumalanga provincial authorities started building the province's 2010 stadium on the 118ha piece of land two years ago without actually owning it.

Dark times ahead

Picture it: Johannesburg, 2010. It's the final of the World Cup, and Bafana Bafana are playing England. Soccer City is brightly lit.

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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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