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· June, 2010

Stories about South Africa from June, 2010

Global: Statistics on Countries Participating in World Cup

SRF from GeoCurrent Events blog writes about the economic geography of the 2010 FIFA World Cup participant countries.

Africa: The vuvuzelization of world football

“The vuvuzela, much like Ghana’s Black Stars, has beaten odds to become more than a cheering instrument. It has now attained the status of an African metaphor for the unacknowledged...

South Africa: Rethinking customary law

Pierre de Vos discusses South African customary law: “When I studied law at Stellenbosch University, we did not study a single aspect of customary law. It was as if customary...

South Africa: The social media world of vuvuzelas

Can't get enough of vuvuzelas? Or perhaps the opposite is the case. Here are a series of social media links devoted to everything vuvuzela.

South Africa: Definitions of Vuvuzela

Four interesting definitions of Vuvuzela from Vuvuzelas for Africa.

Africa: Blogging the World Cup at Digital News Africa

Follow bloggers Eduardo Avila, Rebecca Wanjiku and Daudi Were writing about 2010 FIFA World Cup at Digital News Africa.

South Africa: cueTV to make films for cityoneminutes project

cueTV has been selected to make a series of short films for cityoneminutes, which is part of a global multimedia project that captures moments from cities around the world.

Africa: Digital Citizen Indaba 5.0

The theme for the fifth annual Digital Citizen’s Indaba (DCI) at Rhodes University in Grahamstown is “Africa’s Underdevelopment: Digital Citizens Talk Back.”

Israel: World Cup Bonanza – Back to the Game

Maya Norton's attempts to find World Cup reactions in Israeli blogs are being foiled by a minor dilemma - it seems that most Israeli World Cup fans are too busy...

South Africa: Don't forget Mbeki and De Klerk

Mike Trapido argues that two men who made FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa possible have been largely overlooked:”They are two of our former presidents, Thabo Mbeki and Frederik...

South Africa: Bafana Bafana owes us an explanation

Common Dialogue discusses Bafana Bafana's 3-0 loss to Uruguay in FIFA World Cup: “The fact of the matter is South Africa played like they had just dsicovered the game of...

Netherlands: Two women arrested at World Cup for promoting wrong beer

Two Dutch women working for Netherlands beer company Bavaria were arrested for promoting a beer that is not an official World Cup sponsor during the World Cup Netherlands-Denmark match in...

South Africa: Tonight, it's not just a game

Bafana Bafana take on Uruguay tonight in their second Group A clash in FIFA 2010 World Cup. Bloggers as well as South African citizens are saying that the clash tonight...

Ghana: Bloggers celebrate Ghana's victory over Serbia

The Ghana national football team, the Black Stars, became the first African team on Sunday win a match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup after beating Serbia. Ghanaian bloggers are...

South Africa: The Vuvuzela World Cup Debate

Days into the 2010 World Cup, the vuvuzela debate continues by those criticizing and defending the use of the instrument at games, as well as those who make light of...

Macedonia: Gender Aspects of the Football World Cup

Young Macedonian blogger and writer thinks that focus on defense combined with propagation of gender stereotypes make the Football World Cup unattractive.

South Africa: Soccer and Social Change

Lisa Kays, writing for GlobalGoodness, tackles the role of playing soccer/football in promoting social change in Africa.

Africa: World Cup search results

South African blogger Nicholas Simon discusses Google's integration of World Cup into search results:”Google has integrated match schedules, FIFA standings, a live match update and an iGoogle gadget all into...

Arab World: Where the Streets are Quiet During Football Games

Millions of people around the world are glued to their television screens, watching the World Cup's opening ceremony from South Africa - and the scene is not that different in...

Watch The World Cup with Global Voices: Live Chat for Uruguay vs. France

The World Cup of football, arguably the most global sporting event ever, is hosted for the first time on the African continent. Please join us in watching and discussing this...

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