Zuma’s Big Day
According to Hellen Zille Zuma’s speech “touched all the right buttons”, but she added that “deeds speaks louder than words” which in DA language means she will personally keep him to his word. Former Eskom chairman, Reuel Khoza feels that Zuma might just be what we need as he doesn’t shy away from problems. Not only has he reached out to Afrikaners, but he also stretched out his hand of peace to Thabo Mbeki. Barney Pityana, one of JZ’s fiercest critics said he decided to give Zuma a fair chance as “we can’t allow the pre-election divisions to continue” (which is exactly what I said in my previous post!). I think this is great advice: Let’s not take a backseat and criticize, but give him a fair chance to show us if he can walk the walk.
Reference: The Times
Massive 2010 clean-up in Jhb
A zealous group of young people, 700 to be exact, has set out to clean up Jhb under the banner “New Vision for 2010“. These eager youngsters were organised by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. Their mission is to make a difference so that all soccer fans will be welcomed by a clean host city. Nice, hey? This is not just a once-off cleaning session; they are educating the community on the importance to keep their surroundings clean and encourage them to embrace a healthy lifestyle, which will hopefully be a gift that will keep on giving. This project was started on Workers Day and they vowed to clean the city every month. Would be great if we can all jump in and do the same wherever we are, even if it’s on a smaller scale.
Preference: The Times
Pick up the phone to secure your Confederations Cup tickets
Fans that don’t have access to the internet can now purchase their soccer tickets via phone which cuts out the last minute rush. 350 000 Tickets have been sold which means there are around 290 000 tickets up for grabs. If you live, eat and dream soccer, this is the final opportunity to get your tickets. Buyers will receive a sms confirming their purchase and telling them where to collect their tickets. The lines will be open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00 and the pricing starts at R70 for group matches. The opening match will be between SA and Iraq on 14 June 2009 and will take place at Ellis Park, Joburg.
Reference: The Times