Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
A young protester hurls a stone at the police water cannon after it sprayed a section of the crowd, (including me :) during a protest outside the Protea Magistrates Court in Soweto. The students are protesting over a case in which a local hip hop star, Jub Jub is being charged with murder after driving into and killing four students during a drag race and was found to be under the influence of cocaine and alcohol.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Another service delivery protest, same old, same old. When will these people demanding free houses, free electricity, free everything realise that the government doesn't care if they destroy their areas by burning tyres and and emptying rubbish all over the roads, the powers that be are too busy filling their own pockets with the money...I spoke to one young protester, who told me they wanted free houses, free electricity, free education, better roads etc. I asked him if they wanted jobs to be created, he didn't seem too keen about that.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
An ice sculpture at the Extreme Fighting Championships at the Coca Cola dome on Wednesday 10th March 2010.Remo Ralph in a choke hold by the eventual winner in the Welterweight class, Nolan Swanepoel.Eventual winner Darren Daniel (with the vampire teeth gumguard) fights Jacque Joubert in the grudge match in the light heavyweight class.
Monday, 8 March 2010
I went on a tour of all the FIFA World Cup stadiums in South Africa last week, we travelled to each stadium, 7 flights flying a total of around 4200 km's, 24 buses. Travelling to 7 provinces and 9 host cities, all in 5 days... Hectic schedule, but I must admit, I had a great time.Cape Town stadium is easily the best, not the biggest (that honour goes to Soccer City), but it's the location, the design, simply it's the whole package.The Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg, will host a match between England and the USA.The Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit has a unique design, it's missing the pitch, but apparently it only needs 6 weeks to grow. So it's not a problem, yet...The Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth, is also quite impressive.The David Mokaba stadium in Polokwane impressed me quite a bit.Unfortunately the stadium in Bloemfontein seems bland and dull compared to the rest, but it's ready to do the job.Soccer City in Johannesburg is a monster of a stadium, it can hold around 94 000 spectators and it will for the 2010 World Cup final. Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban has a great design and has already hosted international matches.