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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:53 pm

KVB000000002 skryf:
"No marches in 2010"

Unofficial directives from government departments and the Metro Police not to allow any street protests in the run-up to the World Cup have become obvious to social movement activists.

* As the Motsoaledi Concerned Residents we tried to get a permit to march in January, but the municipality kept telling us that because of "2010" and the fixing of the roads for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), we cannot march, says Lucky Ngobeni from the MCR.
* It was the same for the Orlando youth group I'm involved with. Then when we had no choice but to embark on a protest without a permit, the police shot us with rubber bullets without any provocation from the community.

The Metal and Electrical Workers' Union (MEWUSA) had been trying to organise a march of Rustenburg mineworkers since November, 2009. The Rustenburg Metro Police kept on coming with excuses, until the workers and their community finally went ahead with a march anyway in early February, which however had to be terminated prematurely, as heavily armed police ordered the workers to disperse. When the workers attempted to move forward with a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, getting a permit was a nightmare:

* No one ever picks up the phone when we call the Metro Police, said a frustrated administrator. They have even removed the contact details for applications from their website.

It was only after the NGO Equal Education took the government to court for its ban on marches at the Union Buildings, that the Rustenburg miners could go ahead with the march (see article on page 5). Equal Education exposed in court that the Presidency's Director General Vusi Mavimbela had in November 2009 issued a directive that "all marches to the Union Buildings and the Presidency [will] be suspended until further notice" (Mail and Guardian, 10/03/17). Such a ban is illegal, but clearly just the tip of an iceberg as other departments or the police themselves have not yet been exposed for doing the same. In other words, in a time when police are ordered to "shoot to kill", public protests are criminalised. Anticipating the World Cup, the police has spent R665 million on 10 water cannons, 100 BMWs and 40 helicopters, in addition to millions on +/-50 000 extra police officers.

Out of reach

The recent PR-afterthought to hand out free tickets to all workers involved in the stadia construction does not take away the reality that taking part in this event is just a pipe dream to most South Africans. The majority of the workers who built the billion-rand new stadia would have to save several days of earnings just to be able to buy the cheapest possible ticket to a group stage game (R140). For the finals, a place on one of the best of the seats they built would cost the lowest-paid workers up to 7 months saved-up pay (a team-specific-ticket for the final costs R19 096). Millions of South Africans do not even have electricity to be able to watch games on TV.

Cleaning away street kids and homeless

Across South Africa, city authorities are busy with various so called "clean-up" efforts ahead of the Soccer World Cup. In the City of Johannesburg this entails removing 15 000 homeless people from the streets into temporary shelters out of town so that "we can be up there with the rest of the world" (City spokesperson Virgil James, Saturday Star 10/02/06). In Durban, street children are rounded up by Metro Police on a daily basis and dropped far outside the city; sometimes at "safe houses" or with relatives, sometimes just on the roadside. At the safe houses and shelters the children are kept with homeless adults, and very vulnerable to abuse according to NGOs involved. Most immediately find their way back to town. The trauma of the often brutal, repeated arrests leaves the kids increasingly vulnerable to coping mechanisms involving drugs etc, and disrupts rehabilitation programmes run by NGOs, such as uMthombo which is teaching Durban street kids to surf. (Mail and Guardian, 10/01/22)

Concentration camps for the poor

The City of Cape Town is evicting poor people around the city from their homes, rounding people up in Blikkiesdorp; what the City calls a "Temporary Relocation Area" made up of 1 300 3x6m tin shacks in the sand. People staying in informal settlements, hostels, squatting in abandoned buildings, and in the latest development, refugees of the 2008 xenophobic pogroms, are being dumped here. Many were forced to Blikkiesdorp as a direct result of staying too close to World Cup sites, such as the Athlone stadium which will be used as a training ground. The City's claims that the forced removals to Blikkiesdorp has nothing to do with the World Cup ring hollow as many others waiting for houses have been sidelined, brewing conflict. Blikkiesdorp is but one of countless examples of forced removals of shack dwellers across the country as it is airbrushed to according to FIFA's detailed instructions.

World class victimisation

Street traders have been targeted not only at, around and along the routes to soccer stadiums, but the FIFA-imposed by-laws also outlaw what they label "ambush marketing" - any vending other than by FIFA's corporate sponsors (e.g. McDonald's, Coke, Budweiser) along most busy major roads, and virtually all public spaces where tourists can be expected. FIFA has their own para-police force to enforce these rules. Street traders have always been harassed through brutal evictions and confiscation of goods, but across the host cities, the authorities have stepped up the attacks markedly in the past year and months. Vendors at Johannesburg's Park Station were brutally evicted on Human Rights Day. Vending at Cape Town's Grand Parade has been prohibited already from May 1. Street traders are overwhelmingly black African women who support many dependants with their earnings.

Women for Sale

The World Cup "clean-ups" have also meant more police harassment of sex workers. In times of recession, many had hoped for boosted incomes during the World Cup. Instead, more policing of the streets means more bribes to police officers, more arrests and more abuse and rape in the police cells. Hopes had been raised partially by the possible decriminalisation of prostitution following a review by the South African Law Reform Commission which was released last year, suggesting that prostitution may be partially or totally legalised, and regulated. If the government goes ahead with such changes, it will not be before 2011, however. While sex workers naturally hope that decriminalisation and regulation by the government rather than organised crime will relieve them of constant police harassment and stigma, and any such relief must be supported, the implications of such law changes for women's status and gender and class relations in general must be carefully examined also by socialists, trade unions and social movements broadly. There is a risk that government regulation, which was introduced in Germany ahead of its 2006 Soccer World Cup, legitimises the attachment of "for sale"-tags to women's bodies in general, while decriminalisation does not automatically remove social stigma and lower levels of police harassment still leaves other problems, such as drug dependency and gender based violence, unresolved.

Human trafficking, present-day slave trade, is an integral part of the prostitution industry. Women and children from rural areas in SA, other Southern African countries and Asia are recruited, often on false pretenses, or abducted and forced to work, most commonly selling sex. In response to the possibility of increased trafficking activity linked to World Cup-tourism, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe now claims that the law criminalising human trafficking, the drafting of which has been dragging since 2003, is to be "fast-tracked" ahead of the June kick-off.

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:59 pm

Thanx Mirko. Pse visit our Photobucket here:

- and see who we are.

We are a organization that includes the Western, Eastern- and Northern Cape.

Please feel free to vsit here as much as possible.

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PosOnderwerp: FIFA GANGSTERS TO RAKE MILLIONS FROM 2010 FREAK-SHOW   Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:50 pm


World Cup: Fifa to rake in billions


World football governing body Fifa expects its provisional income for the 2010 World Cup to be about $3,2-billion (about R24-billion), a spokesperson said on Friday.

The provisional figure was given in reply to a question at a media briefing at Soccer City in Johannesburg.

Spokesperson Nicolas Maingot said the World Cup was the main source of income for Fifa, and its revenue from this World Cup would tide it over for the next four years.

He added that 75% of its revenue would be invested into football development.

The estimate comes after it was reported that South Africa, which spent about R63-billion on hosting the event, has granted Fifa a number of tax concessions.

A Sunday paper reported that the world soccer body would cause the country to lose "tens or possibly hundreds of millions of rands in potential revenue".

It reported that the South African Revenue Service had been forced to agree to a "tax bubble" around Fifa sites, which would exempt the soccer federation from paying value-added tax, income tax and customs duties.

South Africa reportedly gave Fifa guarantees, including a supportive financial environment by waiving customs duties, taxes and levies on the import and export of goods belonging to the Fifa delegation, its commercial affiliates, broadcast rights holders, media and spectators, and the unrestricted import and export of all foreign currencies into and from South Africa.

The guarantees also included ownership of all media, marketing and intellectual property and that Fifa cannot be sued for claims arising from the staging of the tournament.

Fifa has taken a tough stance against ambush marketing, taking Dutch brewery Bavaria to task after it allegedly orchestrated a campaign at the World Cup match between The Netherlands and Denmark on Monday. Two womwn have already appeared in court on charges related to the South African Merchandise Marks Act.

Industrial action
Meanwhile, local organising committee (LOC) spokesperson Rich Mkhondo would not be drawn on what the extra cost of deploying police officers at various stadiums would be.

This was after security guards at various stadiums downed tools over wages.

He refused to be drawn on the security debacle facing the World Cup stadiums across the country.

"There is a dispute between parties. Once we get involved in a public debate, the issues get escalated," Mkhondo said.

"We are trying to resolve all these issues ... we are not going to do that publicly."

Five World Cup stadiums have been hit by industrial action since the commencement of the tournament last Friday.

Initially the strike involved only one service provider, Stallion security. However, guards from the Fidelity Security Company also entered the fray on Thursday.

"In our agenda there are no security issues," Mkhondo said.

This after the Mail & Guardian on Friday reported that police were investigating claims that sabotage by rival security companies was at the root of the industrial action.

The M&G said it established that the government would have to foot a bill exceeding R100-million to pay the police officers. This expense was "supposedly" covered by Fifa and the LOC, the report said. -- Sapa

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:12 am


The 2010 Soccer World Cup must be exposed

The 2010 Soccer World Cup must be exposed for the utter sham that it is. The ZACF strongly condemns the audacity and hypocrisy of the government in presenting the occasion as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for the economic and social upliftment of those living in South Africa (and the rest of the continent). What is glaringly clear is that the “opportunity” has and continues to be that of a feeding-frenzy for global and domestic capital and the South African ruling elite. In fact, if anything, the event is more likely to have devastating consequences for South Africa’s poor and working class – a process that is already underway.
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PosOnderwerp: KE NAKO- DIS TYD!   Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:35 pm


Written by J Koekemoer

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:02

Presies soos doktor Pieter van der Dussen op 7 Junie in sy artikel “OOK BEESTE GAAN IN SOKKERSTADIONS BRUL” – GEEN CHRISTEN MAG IETS MET DIE 2010-TOERNOOI TE DOEN HÊ NIE gewaarsku het om niks te doen te hê nie met die onheilige sokker, het dit gebeur. Driehonderd toordokters het toe die sokkerstadions vir die wêreldtoernooi in 2010 op Afrikamanier geseën deur ‘n bees in die Soccer City stadion in Johannesburg ritueel te slag.

Die Xhosa-kryger en ‘spesialis’-beesmoordenaar Zakhele Sigcawu het die bees op barbaarse wyse gedood deur dit in die agterkant van sy nek tussen die horings met ‘n spies te deurboor tydens ‘n ‘glorieryke’ geleentheid waar 2 000 Swartes van verskillende Afrika-kulture van oral gekom het om dit te aanskou.

Daarmee is die stadion ‘geseën’ deur die 300 sangomas wat die geeste van hulle voorvaders ingeroep het vir wysheid en voorspoed vir die sokkertoernooi terwyl kruie gebrand is wat volgens hulle die voorvaders en sommer ook vir God sou oortuig om die hele sokkertoernooi ‘n sukses te maak.

Hulle het ook met die geeste gesels en seker gemaak dat al die ander stadions ‘geseën’ is. Die seremonie is glo in dié stadion gehou omdat die toernooi hier begin en eindig. Die stadion is ontwerp in die vorm van ‘n kalbas, die Afrika bierpot. Die bier wat tradisioneel uit ’n kalbas aangebied word, is ’n offergawe aan die voorvadergeeste en het ten doel om diegene wat daaruit drink te laat kommunikeer met die voorvadergeeste. Geestelik is hierdie reuse bierpot ’n offergawe waardeur die nasies genooi word om dronk te word van die “gees van Afrika”.

Die spesifieke stadion is as die Swart volke se tuiste in die vorm van ‘n ‘kraal’ voorgestel waar die bees as offer aan die gode bedien is te midde van tromslaan en Afrikadanse, alles tot verering van hul afgode.

En toe hulle klaar is het hulle woordvoerder gesê: "Our stadiums are now officially blessed, according to our culture, for the tournament."

Wat ons egter meer moet bekommer is dat hierdie ‘seëninge’ nie net vir die stadions en Bafana-spanne bedoel is nie want dáár kon Christene nog wegbly maar dit is ook vir die hele land bedoel, dalk ook hier waar ons onsself probeer afsonder om uit die spervuur van die satan en sy dienaars se rituele te bly? Maar nie solank ons ons geensin met die hele gemors assosieer nie. Soos daar gesê is: “The ceremony included a blessing of everything related to the World Cup, including well-wishes for Bafana Bafana, the organisers and the country as a whole."

Dít is waar Suid-Afrika nou staan. Onder ‘n duiwelse owerheid wat kan meebring dat ‘n hele land met almal daarin verdelg sal word as ons nie ons hemelse Vader smeek om ons af te sonder, ons na liggaam en gees te beskerm teen hierdie satansdinge nie. Want Hy neem nie genoë daarmee nie en sal so seker as wat daar ‘n God is hierdie dinge in ‘n strafgerig bring.

As u nog nie omgedraai het weg van die dinge waarvan die Here in Jesaja 57 sê: “Maar julle kom hierheen, kinders van ‘n towerheks... oor wie maak julle jul vrolik? ... ook het jý vir hulle drankoffers uitgegiet, spysoffers gebring! Sou Ek daarmee vrede hê?”, onthou dan die slagspreuk van die Wêreldbeker Sokkertoernooi is ‘Ke Nako’ wat beteken, 'Dit is tyd'.

Tyd om weg te breek en om te draai van hierdie dinge.

Want Suid-Afrika se tyd het aangebreek om as voorbeeld vir die wêreld te dien dat daar steeds ‘n lewende God is wat die struikelblok uit die weg van sy volk wil verwyder.

En wie nie bereid is om op die HERE te vertrou nie:

“As jy skreeu, laat jou hoop gode jou red; maar die wind lig hulle almal op, ‘n luggie neem hulle weg. Maar wie op My vertrou, sal die land beêrwe en my heilige berge in besit neem.”

Jesaja 57:13

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PosOnderwerp: THE 2010 WORLDCUP, THE DISASTERS- AND THE AFRTERMATH   Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:15 pm


Danny se broer kry baie geld uit sokker
2010-06-25 23:56

Cindy Preller

Port Elizabeth - Baantjies vir boeties of ’n doelbewuste smeerveldtog?

Dít is van die vrae rondom mnr. Andrew Jordaan, ’n Baaise sakeman en broer van die uitvoerende hoof van Fifa se plaaslike reëlingskomitee, mnr. Danny Jordaan, se betrokkenheid by Match in Nelson Mandelabaai.

Andrew verdien glo sedert April verlede jaar R200 000 per maand by Match, Fifa se verblyfagent, en sal glo sowat R3 miljoen verdien het teen die tyd dat sy kontrak in Augustus verstryk.

Op ’n navraag hieroor het Match gesê Andrew is nie die verteenwoordiger van Match in die Oos-Kaap nie, maar slegs ’n “lid van die personeel” wie se werk dit is om as skakelpersoon tussen die Match-verblyfspan in Johannesburg en gastehuise en ander plaaslike verblyfverskaffers op te tree.

Match het ontken dat Danny ’n goeie woordjie vir sy broer gedoen het om hom in dié pos aangestel te kry. “Hy het sy CV ingedien, daar is ’n onderhoud met hom gevoer en hy is aangestel.”

Die verklaring lui voorts dat Match ’n familie-onderneming is en dat verskeie personeellede wat al lank vir Match werk familie van een of meer van hul medepersoneellede is. “Match is tevrede met die dienste wat Andrew Jordaan tot dusver gelewer het.”

Danny Jordaan het gister boos gereageer toe hy om kommentaar genader is en het gesê die Suid-Afrikaanse media mors sy tyd.

Hy het die gerugte oor sy broer as “niks”, “nonsens” en “iets sonder enige grondslag” bestempel.

“Ek het niks om oor die kwessie te sê nie. Julle mors my tyd met nonsens. Ek het belangrike werk om te doen en dit is om die Wêreldbeker-toernooi af te handel.”

Hy wou ook nie kommentaar lewer oor sy beweerde uitlating in die Mail & Guardian dat die gerugte oor sy betrokkenheid by Andrew se Match-aanstelling deel is van ’n smeerveldtog deur die voorsitter van die plaaslike reëlingskomitee, dr. Irvin Khoza, nie. “Ek wil nie verder hieroor praat nie. Die grootste wedstryd in die toernooi word vandag (gister) tussen Brasilië en Portugal gespeel.”

Mnr. Errol Heynes, uitvoerende direkteur van die plaaslike direktoraat vir die Wêreldbeker-sokkertoernooi, het gesê hy kan 110% vir Danny se etiese waardes en agtergrond getuig.

“Ons het 10 jaar lank saam vir die OP-sokkerraad gewerk en ek ken hom as ’n man met integriteit. Ek glo nie vir een oomblik dat hy sy posisie sal misbruik tot voordeel van sy familie nie.”

Andrew Jordaan, wat die afgelope paar dae glo vir besigheid in Bloemfontein was, het ná herhaalde pogings gister wél sy selfoon geantwoord, maar gesê hy kan nie kommentaar lewer nie omdat hy uitstedig is.

Hy was onlangs in die nuus oor sy nuut aangekoopte Engen-vulstasie langs die Baaise lughawe wat weens die bouwerk aan Allister Miller-rylaan só gesukkel het om sake te doen dat die petrolpompe gesluit moes word.

- Die Burger

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:25 pm

Hy natuurlik deny dit
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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:04 pm


Chris Rattue: So close to escaping hellhole of Jo'burg

By Chris Rattue
4:00 AM Thursday Jun 24, 2010
Fencing covered by razor wire is seen outside the main press centre next to Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. Photo / AP

One way or other, the All Whites will be out of this hellhole in days, and we will be off with them.
To Durban, probably, or home, and quite honestly, preferably the latter in some ways.
Johannesburg is an eye-opener, in a way that makes you want to shut the eyes tight and dream of elsewhere.
This is the most dangerous dump I have ever been in.
Sepp Blatter and his superstar Fifa mates may have been right to bring the World Cup to Africa, but they will be enjoying a luxury ride.
Blatter hasn't had to wait outside Ellis Park in the dark, surrounded by people, police cars driving by, hoping the promised van turns up before violent robbers do.
The stories I have heard of life here are heartbreaking, tragic, awful.
We have met some wonderful people, without a doubt.
We have also met wonderful people with doubt, because you quickly learn never to trust.
One in our contingent has had his credit card skimmed, probably by the smiling, waving bloke at our only regular cafe.
And while trying to get money out of an ATM, a hand that came with a happy face suddenly grabbed the card, supposedly with the offer of help. Sure.
And don't step out of your compound at night alone. Don't even think about it.
Our van driver took us to a posh shopping mall he said was safe, except for the carpark.
This is a place where you look over your shoulder, without making eye contact.
As for the stories ... I don't know how people live here. They say they become immune.
The include a man whose wife was stabbed for a cellphone, had a friend shot and paralysed in her driveway and a mate taken on a carjack ride.
There's a motorway off-ramp that was once more like a shooting gallery for robbers. People are left for dead, or needing wheelchairs.
How is the World Cup coming across at home? It's all about the soccer, I suppose.
Not when you are here, though.
We have been through a magic ride with the All Whites in and around Jo'burg and, on leaving, it will be for the last time.
By Chris Rattue

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:07 pm

FIVE Australian soccer fans were among nine people tied up and robbed at gunpoint in their hotel room after the Australia-Serbia World Cup match in South Africa.

The Nine Network said that one of the victims was sexually assaulted during the robbery, which was carried out by four armed men at the hotel in Nelspruit, northeastern South Africa.

They were found by another Australian guest at the hotel, who told Nine that one of the victims, believed to be a member of the Australian Federal Police, had kept the others calm during the robbery.

Steve Gaynor told Nine that his room had also been robbed of around $10,000 worth of equipment, including his laptop.

The robbery and assault occurred after the group had returned in the early hours of Thursday morning after watching the Socceroos beat Serbia 2-1.
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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:49 pm

lol hulle wil mos
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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:42 am

Just returned. Francois (France)
11:51AM Friday, 25 Jun 2010

My 4 Eyropean friends were robbed and raped in most brutal fashion close to Rustenburg and then again insulted by local Police who blamed them for not having been careful. They were ridiculed and 2 girls had to go on retro-viral medications.

Anyone on this site claiming SA is safe is as far I am concerned a Propaganda writer hired by either the ANC or FIFA. That you would toy with tourists lives like that is pathetic and sickening. Your country has become a disgraceful increasingly 3rd world joke.

We will never forgive FIFAs BS safety propaganda nor forgive the safety crap you spewed before we arrived there.

We hope FIFA gets its derierre sued for playing with people lives.Bon voyage to anyone stupid enough to still visit your crime infested, corrupt and racist country. All we experienced was trauma worth a lifetime. Thanks to the writer of you story to tell your experience. We wish we would have known all this before going.

lol! lol! lol!
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Geniet julle darem die WB? vra swart rowers hul slagoffers
2010-06-28 08:31

Daniëlla du Plooy, Beeld

Nadat vier “ordentlike” swart rowers Donderdagoggend Australiese toeriste in ’n luukse oord in Mpumalanga vasgebind en beroof het, wou hulle by hul slagoffers weet of hulle “darem die Wêreldbeker-sokkertoernooi geniet”.

Mnr. Kurt Mulder, eienaar en bestuurder van die Hamilton Parks Country Lodge naby Hazyview, en ses van die Australiërs is in hul kamers vasgebind en onder meer van duisende rande kontant, selfone, kameras en skootrekenaars beroof.

Die groep het by die lodge aangekom ná Woensdagaand se wedstryd tussen Australië se Socceroos en Serwië in Nelspruit se Mbombela-stadion.

Mulder is saam met ’n Australiese paartjie oorval toe hy hulle na hul kamer geneem het.

Die Australiese Sunday Herald Sun en ander media het gister oor die voorval berig.

“’n Mens weet nie wat kon gebeur het nie. Hulle het almal wapens by hulle gehad. Nadat hulle met ons begin gesels het, het ek egter ontspan,” het Mulder gesê.

“Ons was skaars binne toe ons deur die vier mans oorval is. Hulle was netjies geklee, hoflik en het gelyk asof hulle opgelei is,” het Mulder gister aan Beeld vertel.

“Hulle het ons hande en voete vasgebind en ons op die grond laat lê, maar glad nie seergemaak of die vrou mishandel nie.

“Hulle het aan haar rug gevat toe hulle haar vasgebind het en sy is ná die voorval hospitaal toe gebring vir skok.”

Volgens hom het hulle selfs geselsies met die toeriste aangeknoop.

“Die man is ’n Frans-gebore Australiër. Hulle het hom gevra van waar hy is, of hy in die land is vir die sokker en of hy dit geniet! Ek was verbaas, dit was eintlik lagwekkend.”

Volgens Mulder het die toeris aan die een rower, toe dié sy selfoon neem, gevra of hy darem sy SIM-kaart sal teruggee – wat hy toe gedoen het.

“Hulle het baie goeie Engels gepraat en was so tussen 25 en
35 jaar oud.”

Die mans het ook vier ander Australiërs in hul kamer vasgebind en goedere gesteel.

Mulder het gesê dit is die eerste keer dat so iets by die lodge gebeur.

Die rowers het ’n gat onderdeur die grensmuur gegrawe om by die lodge in te kom. Daar is ’n elektriese heining op dié muur en veiligheidswagte by die hekke.

Sowel Mulder as die polisie het bewerings verwerp dat ’n vrouetoeris seksueel aangerand en/of verkrag is.

Die toeriste het volgens hom aangedui die voorval gaan hul planne vir die res van WB 2010 nie in die wiele ry nie.

“Die vier mans wat vasgebind is, was kort daarna op pad na Durban en het gesê hulle gaan voort soos beplan.”

Volgens die Sunday Herald Sun het mnr. Steve Gaynor, wie se besittings gesteel is, gesê die rowers was “vier Nigeriese mans”. Gaynor was egter in die kroeg toe die rooftog plaasgevind het en is nie self vasgebind nie.

Mulder het gesê die mans was beslis nie Nigeriërs nie. “Hulle het Sotho gepraat.”

Gaynor het ook aan die koerant gesê: “Ek dink hulle het geweet ons is Aussies in dié hotel en het ons daarom geteiken.”

Kapt. Leonard Hlathi, polisiewoordvoerder, het aan Eyewitness News bevestig ’n saak van roof word ondersoek en dat niemand nog vasgetrek is nie.

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PosOnderwerp: AFRIKA EN SY SKELM 2010 KAARTJIE VERKOPE   Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:09 am

Onwettige kaartjies lei tot groot verlies
2010-06-28 00:43

Fanie van Rooyen


Die polisie kon nie gister uitbrei oor die omvang van die Wêreldbeker-kaartjieverneukspul nie, omdat hul ondersoek glo in ’n sensitiewe stadium is.

Dit het gister aan die lig gekom dat plaaslike maatskappye en sokkergeesdriftiges miljoene rande verloor het nadat hulle kaartjies gekoop het wat later elektronies deur Fifa gekanselleer is, omdat die kaartjieverkopers nie geakkrediteerde agente is nie.

Fifa het hom gister van die verneukspul gedistansieer deur te sê toeskouers is lank voor die Wêreldbeker gewaarsku om slegs kaartjies by Fifa-geakkrediteerde agente te koop.

Daar word beweer plaaslike maatskappye, insluitend die brandstofreus Sasol, het altesame R6,5 miljoen weens dié slenter verloor.

Talle teleurgestelde toeskouers is glo ook by wedstryde weggewys nadat beamptes buite die stadion die kaartjies as onwettig uitgewys het.

Kol. Vish Naidoo, ’n polisiewoordvoerder, het gister bevestig die polisie ondersoek tans die saak nadat hulle ’n dossier met verklarings van sewe maatskappye, wat glo deur ongeakkrediteerde kaartjieverkopers ingeloop is, ontvang het.

“Ek kan my nie uitlaat oor die besonderhede van die saak nie, want dit is ’n baie sensitiewe ondersoek. Ek kan wel sê ons sal alles in ons vermoë doen om diégene wat onwettig kaartjies vir die Wêreldbeker verkoop, aan te keer,” het Naidoo gesê.

Die saak word volgens hom deur ’n toegewyde Wêreldbeker-taakspan van die polisie ondersoek.

Die polisie het reeds vandeesweek ’n Deense man, mnr. Michael Bakkestrom, en ’n Duitse vrou, me. Siv Anne Balsley, by die Michelangelo-hotel in Sandton vir die verkoop van vermoedelik onwettige kaartjies in hegtenis geneem.

Daar is volgens Naidoo sowat 70 kaartjies in hul besit gevind.

Dié twee het na bewering kaartjies verkoop namens ’n Noorweegse maatskappy genaamd Euroteam, oor wie Fifa reeds talle klagtes ontvang het.

Sasol is een van die plaaslike maatskappye wat ’n verklaring aan die polisie oorhandig het nadat hulle R3,3 miljoen se kaartjies en gasvryheidspakkette by ’n ander maatskappy, die Marcus Evans Group, wat skynbaar ook nie deur Fifa geakkrediteer is nie, gekoop het. Sokker-ondersteuners kan 083 123 2010 skakel om die status van hul kaartjies te bevestig, of om detail op die kaartjies te verander.

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:20 pm


'Tutu promised FIFA heaven'
2010-06-28 14:25

Cape Town - Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu promised FIFA top brass a first class pass to heaven if they granted then-World Cup hopeful South Africa the host bid, head of the Local Organising Committee Danny Jordaan, said on Monday.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate had told South African organisers that he would only support a bribe-free South African bid, Jordaan told the CNN Global Forum.

"Then we had our first meeting with the FIFA executive and Archbishop Tutu said: If you vote for us, I will make sure that you get a first class ticket to heaven," Jordaan quoted him as saying.

"I kept quiet and when we went out, I said: Arch but you said we must not bribe. Isn't that a bribe?"

Not a bribe

"He said: No, no, it's not a bribe. A bribe is only when you give things to people who are alive. In order to get their first-class ticket, they must first die. That's not a bribe."

Jordaan also paid homage to South Africa's first democratic president Nelson Mandela, who travelled the world to support the continent's first tournament which was granted in 2004.

"Madiba... his hands, his fingerprints, are all over all of these events," Jordaan said, referring also to the 1995 rugby World Cup which was seen as a racially uniting force in the country.

Mandela was in Zurich when South Africa's successful bid was announced six years ago.

"It was such an emotional moment for him and Archbishop Tutu. We have photos where he started dropping some tears and Archbishop Tutu took out his handkerchief to wipe off the tears."

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:18 am

By Meshack Mabogoane

Johannesburg – THE self-congratulation that has erupted from the regime around its ability to deliver in the World Cup a world-class event, and the fact that this has been framed as an indication of the soundness of SA and presumably the government itself, is all too revealing. The presence of the “world” in SA, in full view of international media, has been presented as the culmination of the end of isolation, a sign of the country’s normalcy, while at the same time feeding heavily into the propaganda of a regime under siege.While shining in reflected glory and hiding its hideous failures, it conveniently eclipses the legacy of all those who laid the foundations and built the country to such levels. SA has long had the capacity to deliver world-class events – a critical mass of experience and facilities emerged long ago, as evidenced by rugby, cricket and other mega international events more than a decade ago.The exhilaration reveals anxieties about the widespread and mounting problems due mainly to the regime’s misrule, dereliction and ineptitude, which have made the country regress from the African National Congress (ANC)-led contrived pariah status to an ANC-engendered detritus.It is business unusual, as the regime and society are in shambles. Hence such an event has come as a respite.A successful event is guaranteed with Fifa, which is a long-established international entity; a lesser performance would have brought accusations of “racism” against Fifa.

Pride and pleasure are natural in hosting such a rare and joyful world spectacular; these are decent and almost obligatory responses.

But mostly this country deserves to pride itself on its long-established world-class infrastructure and economy, which made this event possible, and which survived international attempts at destruction then called by those – including sanctimoniously meddling clerics – now hilariously jiving and basking in stolen glory.

Fifa would never have brought its quadrennial jamboree without the full satisfaction that high standards would be met.

This necessary wherewithal was the cumulative effect of decades of development made by the past governments, private enterprise, social and sports actors. These had been initiated and piloted solely for national development and benefit – not world entertainment and profit – and built with adequate and self-generated resources, not loans and international handouts.

It is not the magic of Nelson Mandela that enabled SA to host the World Cup . The belief of Sepp Blatter in Madiba’s saintliness would not have persuaded the Swiss banks as they accept cheques not creeds, guarantees not goodwill.

Fifa was convinced by the bankable prospects made by the mainly apartheid SA, which Fifa barred under political pressure from the very people who have turned the country into a wasteland. The rhetoric about “no normal international sports in an abnormal country” would have been most applicable in currently prostrate SA.

But a government that has failed to provide basic services to an impoverished and angry populace shamelessly proclaims victory and pride.

Its propaganda sprang up to seize a scintillating whirlwind and obscure deepening crises spawned by its misrule and malice towards its citizens.

Previously Fifa was plunged into politics largely by the ANC-driven sports boycott campaigns.

Now Fifa is dragged in again for political ends. The event has taken on added fantasy with sports invoked to build a damaged society and splintered nation.

The regime is trying to steal the show from Fifa, which is responsible for the lion’s share of the tournament’s success . Instead, the government should translate this demonstration of delivery into much simpler national deliveries in addition to good governance.

These need the political will, moral capacity and practical commitment so evidently lacking in the incumbent leadership.

The country is already inured to a regime that has demonstrated negligence, irresponsibility and destruction. Once the soccer tournament is gone, Fifa, like balls and skills, will be needed on political grounds. Current top players have had many yellow cards; it’s red ones next

Mabogoane is a freelance writer.
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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:10 pm

US tourist shot

Jun 30, 2010 11:35 PM | By HARRIET MCLEA

A man, believed to be an American tourist on holiday in South Africa for the Soccer World Cup, was robbed and shot late this evening close to the Malboro Gautrain station in Johannesburg.
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Police spokesman Colonel Eugene Opperman could not confirm if the man was American, because he did not have any identification to prove his nationality. However he told The Times: “We can confirm that a person was attacked and shot by a group of men.” It was not clear if the man was alone when the incident took place late on Wednesday evening. Opperman confirmed that the suspects were in a car. He said that the man “somehow walked from the Malboro station to an address nearby and then medical help and the police were called to go there and attend to him.”

The man was taken to Sunninghill hospital by paramedics from ER24. Opperman said that circumstances of the shooting were unclear: “We understand at this stage that he was walking from the station.”

A case of attempted murder and robbery has been opened.
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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:50 pm


Cash-strapped Eskom, SAA splurge on tickets

Wild spending on Cup games uncovered in parastatals, provinces

Jul 4, 2010 12:00 AM
Prega Govender, Sunday Times

Government departments, municipalities and state-owned enterprises have splurged over R110-million on World Cup tickets and hospitality packages. This is more than double what has been publicly declared.

Eskom - which is locked in last-minute negotiations to avoid a potentially disastrous strike by staff - is one of several parastatals who collectively spent a staggering R80-million. The embattled power utility alone splashed out R12-million.

South African Airways bought 1749 tickets just two months before receiving a R1.6-billion bailout from the government, in December 2008. It is the biggest spender on World Cup tickets so far, laying out R23-million.

PetroSA and Transnet jointly spent R24-million, while the Free State provincial government and the Mangaung municipality in the province collectively spent almost R22-million.

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi yesterday slammed the spending as outrageous.

"It's the most selfish way of spending money and it is recklessness of the worst kind," he said.

"We are appealing to workers to act in the national interest, when their managers are acting in the most selfish way." "This is what is sickening about the whole thing. Workers can't get a housing allowance, yet Eskom spends millions on tickets." He said very few parastatals were in a healthy financial position.

"SAA is hardly recovering from disastrous years of bailouts from government. I don't think they are out of the woods yet, but they have the audacity to buy tickets."

SAA spokesman Fani Zulu said the airline had dished out 1633 tickets to international and regional tour operators, used 20 tickets for a staff competition, and given 68 to SAA sales teams and executives, and 28 to needy children.

He said the airline had not spent money on flights for guests, or accommodation.

"SAA also used the hospitality packages to enhance its brand value, especially among tour operators, to enhance sales of flight tickets during the tournament."

Eskom's R12-million spending on World Cup tickets comes amid a threat by its 32000-strong workforce to embark on strike action from tomorrow.

Workers are demanding a 9% wage increase and a monthly housing allowance of R2500.

Lesiba Seshoka, spokesman for the National Union of Mineworkers, said: "The reality is that not a single Eskom worker received any of these tickets. Only the executives and their wives and children received tickets." He said the money spent on tickets could have been used to award incentives to workers.

Transnet spokesman John Dludlu said the money spent on the World Cup was part of the company's efforts to "strengthen relationships with stakeholders", including its top 20 revenue earners.

Other state and parastatal World Cup spenders include:

SA Tourism: R918973;

the Industrial Development Corporation, R12-million;

the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research: R314990;

the Government Employees Medical Scheme: R65400;

the SABC: R3.3-million; Sentech: R1-million;

and the SA Post Office: R800000.
At least 28 government departments said they had not bought any tickets (the departments of Correctional Services, International Relations and Mineral Resources failed to respond to questions). Telkom , which bought a limited number of "hospitality access" tickets, refused to divulge the amount it had spent.

The total of R111.4-million known to have been spent by departments, municipalities and parastatals is bound to increase once they are compelled to release figures in due course .

The Sunday Times also confirmed that:

The Free State provincial government spent R6.8-million for 15900 category four tickets for indigent families and farming communities. This was in addition to the R15-million worth of tickets that Mangaung executive mayor, Playfair Morule, bought for the city's residents;

The Gauteng provincial government spent R4-million on 4613 tickets, of which more than 3000 were distributed to schools, orphanages, special homes and amateur football clubs;

Mbombela municipality in Nelspruit spent R730520 for 775 category one, two and three tickets. Seventy-one councillors were each given two tickets;

Mpumalanga's Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture spent R1.2-million for 200 hospitality packages;

Tshwane municipality spent R500000 for 1200 tickets which were given to staff, business people, sports personalities, politicians and academics; and

The Eastern Cape's Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture spent R278160 for 192 tickets, distributed to mainly unemployed youth responsible for co-ordinating sport and recreational activities in communities.
The Limpopo and Western Cape provincial governments said they did not spend any money on World Cup tickets and packages.

KwaZulu-Natal, which hosted several VIP guests, including Crown Prince Felipe of Spain and Katherine Ellis, Australia's minister of sport, refused to divulge how much it had spent on World Cup tickets, saying a comprehensive report would be made available to the provincial cabinet after the World Cup.

Earlier in the week it was revealed that the national Department of Trade and Industry spent R4.7-million for 200 tickets as well as hospitality packages, and the Department of Science and Technology spent R25200 for 10 category one tickets.

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:55 pm


DA: Government wastes R1.18 billion so far
Jul 4, 2010 12:29 PM | By TimesLive
The DA has updated its wasteful expenditure monitor saying the ANC government has wasted R1.18 billion to date.
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Ghana's Asamoah Gyan (R) misses his penalty shot in extra time against Uruguay during a 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 2, 2010
Ghana's Asamoah Gyan (R) misses his penalty shot in extra time against Uruguay during a 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 2, 2010
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It says wasteful expenditure has risen much faster due to the "excessive amount spent on World Cup tickets".

The DA says: "In defiance of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s recent statements warning state entities of the legal ramifications of wasteful, and potentially irregular, expenditure of state funds on World Cup tickets, national government departments, state-owned enterprises and ANC-run municipalities have splurged an additional R 17.3 million on unnecessary luxuries such as cars, artwork and VIP facilities."

"Together with the over R 110 million of public funds spent on World Cup tickets, this brings the total to R 127,3 million, enough to build 2357 Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses or employ an additional 987 new teachers for a year."

The DA says the amount spent on World Cup tickets and ticket packages so far includes:

R 16.7 million spent by the Department of Trade and Industry ( including the Industrial Development Corporation ) on approximately 3054 World Cup tickets.

R 12 million spent by Eskom on 1110 World Cup tickets, including 700 top-drawer ‘hospitality tickets’ valued at R 17 000 each.

R 12.5 million spent by PetroSA on 1000 World Cup tickets.

R 1.4 million spent by the Central Energy Fund on World Cup tickets.

R 5.2 million spent by the Department of Communications on 2786 World Cup tickets.

At least R 4.5 million spent by the ANC-run City of Johannesburg on World Cup tickets, T-shirts and other paraphernalia. DA councillors gave their tickets back in accordance with party policy.

R 4 million spent by the ANC-run Gauteng provincial government on 4613 World Cup tickets.

R 6,8 million spent by the ANC-run Free State province

R 15 million spent by Mangaung Municipality in the Free State

R 918 973 spent by the Department of Tourism on 180 World Cup tickets

R 23 million spent by South African Airways (SAA )

R 800 000 spent by the South African Post Office

R 314 000 spent by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

R1 million spent by Sentech

R3, 3 million spent by the SABC

R 730 520 spent by Mbombela Municipality

R 1, 2 million spent by Mpumulanga’s Department of Sport, Art, Recreation and Culture

R 500 000 spent by Tshwane municipality

R 278 160 spent by the Eastern Cape’s Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture

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PosOnderwerp: Manuel defends ticket splurge   Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:54 pm

2010-07-05 17:45

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Johannesburg - A distinction should be made between parastatals and state departments spending money on World Cup tickets, Minister in the National Planning Commission Trevor Manuel said on Monday, according to the SABC.
This follows an outcry over state entities spending millions on soccer tickets.
Manuel said parastatals were business entities that needed to make profits by engaging on a social level with clients.
"Some of the parastatals are business entities and these business entities have to run themselves in a particular way.
"We mustn't hyperventilate when the national airline takes tour operators and builds a relationship with them, because that is building the business.
"When you take a local authority or a government department and they spend taxpayers' money on themselves it's a different issue."
The Sunday Times reported that Eskom, which has been embroiled in a wage dispute, spent R80m on World Cup tickets.
South African Airways spent R23m on tickets, two months before getting a R1.6m bail-out from the government.
PetroSA and Transnet jointly spent R24m and the Free State provincial government and the Mangaung municipality spent almost R22m on tickets.
The Congress of SA Trade Unions on Monday reportedly called for a probe into government and state-owned entities' spending on tickets.
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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:19 pm

'Skilled' urchin nicks chain
2010-07-05 20:10

Cape Town - A French tourist on Monday told the Cape Town World Cup District Court of her shock when a street child “very professionally” grabbed her gold necklace as she walked with her fiancé in the city centre.

Elima Burmat had flown to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth to testify at the trial of three juveniles charged with robbing her of her chain, worth R28 000, in Strand Street, around noon on June 19.

Burmat said she noticed the three walking towards her, but did not expect anything to happen. However, as they got within arm’s length, one of them jumped up and “very professionally” snatched the chain from her neck.

Although there were three juveniles in the dock, before Magistrate Joe Magele, she recognised the first two, but not the third.

Her fiancé gave chase as the three fled down an escalator, and it took police on patrol only a few minutes to apprehend one, while the other two got away.

Although there was a French interpreter in court, Burmat preferred to testify in broken English. Because of this, she often had to repeat her testimony before court officials could understand her.

The more she had to repeat herself, the more agitated she became because she had to board a flight back to Port Elizabeth at 18:30.

Specially designed

She said the chain, of yellow gold with diamonds, had been specially designed for her.

She was questioned at length by the defence, about the colour of the clothing worn by the juveniles at the time of the incident. She told the court she had an “excellent memory” for faces, but not for detail.

At one stage, Burmat became impatient with the cross-examination.

Attorney Faiza Viljoen urged her to “be patient with me”, but Burmat replied: “I cannot be patient … I need to go.”

Burmat managed to finish after 17:00, and the case was postponed to Tuesday.

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:28 pm


Blow a vuvuzela against xenophobia
July 05 2010 at 02:20PM

By Bronwynne Jooste
Staff Reporter

Several city organisations were set to meet on Monday to discuss a joint campaign aimed at preventing an outbreak of xenophobic violence after the World Cup, following their reports that foreigners in townships face very real threats as soon as the sporting event ends.

The meeting will lead up to the "Blow your vuvuzela against xenophobia" campaign, to be launched on Thursday.

Africa Unite, a city-based NGO, hosted a meeting in Philippi East on Monday, inviting other organisations to discuss plans to prevent xenophobia after the World Cup.

Community leaders at the meeting were keen to launch anti-xenophobia initiatives this week, explaining that they had heard of planned attacks on foreigners.
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Africa Unite has held several workshops and community meetings about possible xenophobic attacks in the past few months.

The organisation's director, Zoe Nkongolo, said the reports at these meetings, from locals and foreigners, proved there was a definite possibility of violence after the soccer event.

Last week the province's MEC for Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, met roleplayers to address fears of xenophobic attacks.

The department held meetings with both the UNHCR and civil society last week.

Nkongolo said that a meeting had been held last month at Beautiful Gate, a Phillipi East organisation, during which recommendations were made to prevent an outbreak of xenophobia.

During that meeting a committee comprising 15 local organisations was formed.

Their recommendations included the launch of the anti-xenophobia campaign, calling on support from local ward councillors and appealing for an increased police presence after the World Cup.

On Sunday, local ANC member Zola Nkomo said it was important to get to the bottom of the "rumours and reports", adding that at this stage there were no facts to support suggestions that violence would take place, nor were reasons for the possible attacks clear.

Nkongolo said that Africa Unite youth peer educators had warned that they had already had to intervene in xenophobia-related incidents in areas like Masiphumelele and Dunoon.

"This is a reality, foreign nationals have confirmed it."

At yesterday's meeting Mohamed Fatule, from the Somali Retailers Association, said: "If you don't take action, this will happen. When three customers come into your shop and tell you that after the World Cup is done, you must leave, then it's serious. Even in Enkanini (in Khayelitsha), they were trying to burn down Somali shops."

Xolile Ndzoyi, from Chuma, a Gugulethu-based organisation, said these kinds of initiatives would be the most effective, because they targeted youth, the reported perpetrators of the rumoured attacks.

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:14 pm

Liberal whites, darkies and sport keeps the fake rainbow nation flickering

In a week's time, the World Cup will be over and we'll all have to face the future that depends only on us, and us alone. How about we turn it into something good? Here's what we can do.

South Africa is a different country to the place it was at Easter.

It's proven once again that in this place, you have to work really hard to keep up. Just three months ago a racist called Eugene had been killed in the most horrific way. A foul-mouthed young lion was throwing foreign reporters out of press conferences, after singing songs that were as racist. As a country, we had lost our marbles.

Well, we know exactly where the forces of darkness are now. Firmly in our pocket, thank you very much. The story of the last six weeks has been about the rainbow reappearing and resplendent, in different places in the country.

But in the end, the rainbow is now being felt all around the country (apart, perhaps, from Ventersdorp). The question now is how to keep the momentum.

Let's start with the politicians. Quite frankly, they're not going to help. They may make things worse, but they're not going to make things better. So let's ignore them.

Nope, it's up to the rest of us, the rest of society.

As always in South Africa, sport is a good place to start. Our prescription is this, the Gauteng Lions must leave Ellis Park and move to Soccer City.

Their results surely cannot be any worse there. And the Bulls must be asked (nicely, because you try ordering Victor and Bakkies to do something) to play, say, every third game, at Orlando Stadium. It's got to become a regular thing.

The Boks playing at Soccer City should become a detail, not a news story.

And in return, mlungus need to keep watching football. That's going to be a bit harder, because, quite frankly, South African whites need a little bit of a shove to change their behaviour.

But the World Cup has given them one. And they've started to go to soccer stadiums, and on public transport nogal. Having said that, the pull factors need to be enhanced. Firstly, make watching football a safe thing to take the kids to. You can do that by reserving boxes for families.

Charge a fortune if you like, but lay on the entertainment. You, know a beer for dad, and a hotdog and coke for Jimmy and Jannie. And have snazzy shirts as well, so that the loyalty starts young and is visible at school.

And then there's the holy grail. Why can we not have Kaizer Chiefs vs Moroka Swallows at Soccer City, followed, an hour later, by the Bulls vs the Crusaders. In Boston they've had a netball final followed by an ice-hockey match an hour later in front of the same crowd. These things can be done.

Business has actually done its bit during the World Cup.

From the banks with their South African flags followed by the Ghanaian flags, they've made sure they've been seen to play the game. Sure, it's PR, but it's the kind of thing that does matter. It's difficult to know what business can do now, but it's time for creative thought from our capitalist captains.

For religious leaders, it's actually pretty easy. Be the counter-point to the destructive politicians. The fear engendered by Malema was really a white fear of what young black men may think. Not of what they actually think.

When he and his ilk start to manipulate that fear to their own advantage, people need to stand up and say that he doesn't think for them.

We have to learn the lesson that his views are the aberration, not the norm. For that to happen, people need to stand up and say Not in my name.

It's about finding our voice, both singularly and collectively. If Malema claims to speak for the youth, and you're youthful, say so publicly He doesn't speak for me.

By the same token though, if some git from Ventersdorp says something that is simply from a forgotten era, white people must be the first to condemn it.

We need to stop looking first at the identity of the people involved in an argument, and only then start to look at the logic of what they're saying. We haven't done that so well in the last few years, but now's a good time to start again.

Successful multiracial cosmopolitan societies have similar trademarks. Inter-racial relationships are visible, but relatively few.

Families generally look alike. So do church congregations, and to an extent Sunday afternoon barbecues. But the public space is shared. That means offices, schools, parks and streets.

South Africa's streets are either in townships and black, or just the nearest route to the highway in an air-conditioned car. There's none of the day-to-day mixing of class and race that you get on the London tube or the New York subway. You don't have the accountant and the cleaner sharing the same space, outside a hierarchy where one is above the other.

That could turn out to be the real benefit of successful public transport. The mixing of our society from a salad, into a mixed stew. With sport to provide the stock. We just have to hope the politicians leave us alone long enough to simmer, without trying boil the thing over.

By Stephen Grootes

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:12 am


World Cup brings in 200,000 overseas soccer fans
Diana Neille
06 July 2010

But LOC still confident that 450,000 goal will be surpassed

JOHANNESBURG, July 5 (Reuters) - More than 200,000 foreign soccer fans are estimated to have so far arrived in South Africa for the continent's first World Cup, and organisers said they expect the number to rise in the tournament's last week.

Foreign arrivals rose 25 percent to just over a million in June compared to the same month last year, Department of Home Affairs figures showed, and soccer officials said they were confident the increase was World Cup-related.

South Africa had slashed an initial estimate of 450,000 foreign visitors after the global downturn and foreign media reports about violent crime caused sluggish sales of World Cup tickets outside the country.

But organisers said on Monday their original expectations may still materialise.

"We are confident that we are going to surpass the number of 450,000 that we already predicted," Rich Mkhondo, spokesman for the local organising committee, said.

Fans from big soccer nations such as England, Germany, Brazil, France and Argentina, as well as the United States, were most represented at the World Cup, a report presented at a sports tourism conference showed.

There were fewer than 10,000 World Cup visitors from the rest of Africa, whose fans bought only 2 percent, or 11,300, of the available tickets, presenters at the conference said.


Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said last week the number of foreign visitors could come close to 500,000, adding to revenue and the already sizable long-term benefit of a successful tournament. He gave no source for his estimate. [IDLDE66112O]

Gordhan said the boost from the World Cup was likely to top the government's estimate of 0.4 percentage points added to economic growth this year.

Mkhondo said organisers expected many other people to arrive during the last week of the tournament, especially fans of the remaining teams -- Germany, Spain, Uruguay and Netherlands.

"Imagine, the Germans will be coming, the Dutch will be coming. Those numbers will actually be going up," he said.

South Africa estimates tourism will add 10 billion rand ($1.35 billion) to the economy, almost 10 times what the hosts spent on marketing in the past four years. Overall, the hosts spent about 40 billion rand on the one-month event.

From wildlife, sandy beaches and dramatic scenery, South Africa has a myriad of attractions and is eager for football visitors to sample the goods in the hopes their enthusiastic tales back home will boost tourism. [IDLDE65R25X]

"We were always confident that our country and our people would show the world what a superb destination we offer, and yet the overwhelming positive international coverage has surpassed even our most optimistic expectations," Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said in a statement.

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:13 pm

FIFA's heart of darkness

With the tournament's climax upon us, FIFA has shown its true colours: one of condescension, greed and ill-disguised racism.

"His [King Leopold's] designs are most philanthropic and are amongst the few schemes of the kind ... free from any selfish commercial or political object."

Thus Sir Bartle Frere, High Commissioner for Southern Africa, wrote in 1883 of the Congolese ambitions of Leopold II of Belgium. Thus began what Arthur Conan Doyle described as "The Crime of the Congo".

Under the guise of bringing commerce, Christianity and civilisation to the peoples of what 15 Western powers had declared to be the Congo Free State, Leopold administered the territory like a tyrannical feudal lord, exacting forced labour and imposing harsh punishments in his quest to extract from the Congo its rubber wealth. Millions would die, uncounted and hardly remembered. It took 23 years before the Belgian parliament bowed to pressure from the prominent members of the Congo Reform Association including writers such as Conan Doyle, Mark Twain and Joseph Conrad and annexed the Congo to save it from Belgium's own king.

What had begun under the guise of philanthropy had ended as one of the most egregious examples of exploitation during Europe's scramble for Africa.

More than a century later, the parallels with FIFA's exploitation of South Africa are hard to miss. Under the guise of bringing untold gifts to the country, we were awarded the right to host FIFA's show-piece quadrennial event, the World Cup. Not only would South Africa derive economic profit, but it would benefit from philanthropy projects that ensure the World Cup is not just a short-term fillip to the country, but leaves a lasting legacy.

Just as there were, undoubtedly, some Congolese who benefited from learning to read and write, or profited from the trade in rubber, FIFA has been unable to corral all possible profits on the part of South Africans. But it wasn't for lack of trying.

It shanghaied our government into granting it special rights that no other firm operating in South Africa local or foreign enjoys. It imposed licences and royalties on firms designed in such a way that only its large international partners could benefit, while the local tourism industry was largely excluded. FIFA's fascism extended to dictating what free people may eat, drink and wear, and its jackboots went after anything that smacked of free enterprise outside the control of the FIFA cartel. Even orange dresses which I'll be wearing if the Netherlands makes it to the final this weekend were taboo, to the astonishment of the Dutch government, whose nationals were arrested on criminal charges.

When asked to justify the billions of tax-free loot it rakes in on the back of South Africa's massive expenditure on grand stadiums with spectacular views, FIFA's secretary-general, Jérôme Valcke, made the astonishing observation that 80% of African countries "would not have football" were it not for the profits of FIFA.

This comment should offend Africans to their core.

For a start, FIFA's development budget in 2009 was just $172 million. As James Corrigan pointed out in The Independent, that compares roughly with the development budget of the Manchester City Football Club. It includes $70 million for African football development, though the official campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, "Football for Hope", was granted a mere $2.2 million.
In the context of the billions it makes, tax-free, FIFA's funding of football development is hardly mind-blowing.

As if to emphasise this, Joseph Blatter, the president of FIFA and spiritual heir of King Leopold of the Congo, delivered himself of this gem: "There's a saying, 'God helps those who help themselves.' So it is up to South Africa to take the legacy we have created the infrastructure and the popularity of football and to make it work."

Excuse me, Your Royal Highness, but if I recall correctly South Africa created all the infrastructure and will be paying for it for years to come. And when South Africa proposed to upgrade a stadium in Athlone, an area that could use some development, you complained about the horrible view of poor people's shacks, and insisted that a far more expensive stadium be built in Green Point, with pretty sea and mountain views. Clearly, it is not "up to South Africa".

As if to test Valcke's theory about needing FIFA money to play football in Africa, a pair of Dutch supporters asked me one evening about arranging an impromptu football match.

We chose a pitch that had not benefited from any World Cup-related funding, in White Location, Knysna. Armed with a few second-hand shirts donated by friends in Holland, we arrived at the pitch the next morning, to find a few children already playing. Within minutes, we had a proper 11-a-side game going. The refereeing left a lot to be desired, but then, I was taking photos too, and must admit that the combination of modern technology and inexperience really does detract from refereeing. (View a selection of pictures.)

The notion that Africans need the help of patronising neo-colonialists such as FIFA to play football is deeply condescending, and at root, racist. Africans are perfectly capable of playing football without the modern King Leopold's philanthropy.

"God helps those who help themselves." Read: We've made our money; our job here is done. Goodbye and good luck, darkest Africa

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PosOnderwerp: Re: WORLD CUP 2010 GLORIOUS DISASTERS- AND THE BLOODY AFTERMATH   Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:35 pm

Spain players robbed
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Potchefstroom – Spain players Sergio Busquets and Pedro Rodriguez were robbed ahead of their World Cup semi-final win over Germany in Durban.

Spanish media reported the players' rooms were broken into ahead of their 1-0 victory on Wednesday, with Busquets losing documents and about $1 014. Pedro reportedly lost about $1 267 from his safe.

Busquets said on Friday that "nobody likes to be robbed ... but I'll exchange all of my documents for the World Cup."

The Spanish federation would not comment.

Spain plays the Netherlands in Sunday's final.

Three Greece players also had money stolen from their hotel rooms just outside Durban earlier in the tournament.

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