WARMING UP FOR THE 2010 WORLD CUP

My sister sent me these images (above and below)–making their rounds on the internets–of the new Green Point Stadium in Cape Town where one of the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup will be played. The images were taken early this week when the stadium lights were turned on for the first time. Magnificent.

I am on course to go to South Africa for the earlier part of the World Cup (I’ll be mainly in Cape Town since I am traveling with my 4 year old daughter), and though I don’t have any tickets, I hope I get lucky and, especially, get to see a game–even if it was between two unglamorous sides–at the Green Point Stadium. For now, enjoy the images.

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Further Reading

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Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.