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What is the noise about Ace?

The Hawks have distanced themselves from a news report that the ANC’s secretary general Ace Magashule has been issued with a warrant of arrest

#FifaGoHome: Seven pictures from the protests

While the hype of the World Cup steals the limelight in the media, demonstrators in Brazil continue to highlight social issues in the country.

Fifa, the ‘real president of Brazil’

Fresh protests rocked Brazil on Saturday despite conciliatory remarks by President Dilma Rousseff.

Whatever happened to Phillip?

On the two-year anniversary of the Soccer World Cup final, we ask South Africans whether they still 'feel it', and where they think Phillip has gone.

Dancing in the streets

With the two year anniversary of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup approaching, 'Dancing in the Streets' takes South Africans on a trip down memory lane.

Brazil welcomes world to World Cup draw

The eyes of the footballing world were focused on Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for the preliminary draw for the 20th World Cup.

Fifa frets at Brazil’s World Cup preparations

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke lamented on Friday that Brazil put more value into winning the hosting rights than organising the World Cup.

Poor World Cup final sums up bad year for game

From the earliest days of January to the last days of December, this was a year of tragedy, scandal and controversy for the world's most popular sport

2010 Cup ‘changed the world’s view of us’

After billions spent on stadiums now lying empty and fewer tourists than hoped, SA marks six months from the kick-off of the World Cup on Saturday.

Tension, acrimony as World Cup vote looms

Voting to decide the scandal-tainted race for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts took place as the final day of campaigning saw fresh acrimony.

Politics takes centre stage at World Cup bidding

The time for cold, rational arguments is over. Clout and commitment is what counts to determine the venues of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Fresh claims over World Cup votes scandal

A former Fifa general secretary identified officials he said could take money in return for votes in the race to host the World Cup.

Fifa suspends officials over bribery probe

Fifa provisionally suspended two executive committee members and four lower-ranked officials on Wednesday in a World Cup vote-selling scandal.

Uncertainty hangs over World Cup hosting

The contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, due to be decided by Fifa has been thrown into uncertainty by allegations of vote-selling.

World Cup boosts SA’s reputation

South Africa's reputation overseas improved significantly after the successful hosting of the Soccer World Cup, researchers said on Wednesday.

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