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Share 2010 accommodation scorecard survey released

Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk has stated following a research that was conducted, it appears that 74 percent of all accommodation establishments in the country are charging reasonable prices.

Audit tax advisory firm Grant Thornton was commissioned to investigate rising allegations that some accommodation providers were overly pricing their accommodation rates ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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Share 100 Days to Kickoff: SA Gears Up

Durban - Schoolchildren will ditch their uniforms for football jerseys, while dancers will take to the streets on Tuesday as South Africa celebrates the 100-day countdown to the World Cup.

Top FIFA officials, including the world football body president Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke, will mark the occasion in Durban with a press conference aimed at dispelling doubts about South Africa's readiness for the June 11 to July 11 tournament.

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Share Blatter gives SA thumbs up for World Cup Readiness

FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, has given South Africa thumbs up for the progress the country has made since it was chosen to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Blatter congratulated the country for meeting the FIFA expectations as a host city of world's biggest sporting spectacle.

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Share Green Electricity For 2010
Fifa will soon be able to buy green electricity, produced by the Darling Wind Farm, for the World Cup. This wind energy can also be used to illuminate city landmarks like Table Mountain.
Mayoral committee member for utility services Clive Justus said the power generated by the wind farm equated to half of the Civic Centre's electricity consumption.

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Share 2010 Soccer World Cup Tickets

Tickts sales are still selling like hot cakes. However, it seems that tickets for the Bafanna games are not being bought by the local crowd. According to the latest, less than 100 000 tickets have been sold for the six African countries that are taking part in the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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Share Moses Mabhida Stadium

Of all the 10 stadiums for the 2010 world cup, Durban Moses Mabhida Stadium takes the trophy. The stadium is situated near the ocean and has received excellent reviews nationally and internationally.

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Share 3 D Tv to make World Cup debut


New York - The opening game of the 2010 Fifa World Cup between South Africa and Mexico in June will mark the launch of the world's first ever 3-D broadcasting channel.
US cable network ESPN announced on Tuesday it plans to start beaming 3-D entertainment into peoples' homes for the first time.


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Share Nelspruit 2010 pitch gets a R5m makeover

The pitch at Nelspruit's new World Cup stadium was being relaid for R5-million because of insufficient drainage, officials said on Tuesday.

The pitch at the 46 000-seater Mbombela Stadium is being replaced after contractors stripped the original and dug up the clay surface underneath to allow proper drainage.

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Share SWC 2010 A Pollution Disaster

Copenhagen - The 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa will pollute the planet nine times more than the 2006 edition in Germany because of teams' and fans' long flights, officials said on Monday.

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Share Fan Parks For The 2010 World Cup

During the 2010 world cup in South Africa fan parks will be set up in every hosting city. Based on the successes of the fan parks in Germany during the 2006 world cup, they will aim on creating a party like fun and festive atmosphere. The matches will be shown live on big screen TVs and there will be all day entertainment in between.


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