Johannesburg - Sport and Recreation minister said on Tuesday he still wants the country to bid for the 2020 Olympic Games despite a cabinet decision last month to instead spend money on services for the poor.
Cape Town - The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has visited a community project in Cape Town, which uses football to promote social cohesion and educate young people.
Run by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) in conjunction with local partner Ajax Cape Town FC, the project has a social development programme aimed at diverting youngsters away from crime and disorder.
Johannesburg – An online company has begun marketing an "Anti Vuvuzela Filter" that promises to silence the sound of the controversial plastic trumpets that have become the trademark of the Soccer World Cup.
The company's website sells an MP3 audio file for $3.60 that the company says will cancel the vuvuzela noise for TV viewers by producing a sound wave similar to the horn's that cancels the noise.
Johannesburg - Makers of the vuvuzelas that have become the talking point of the World Cup have come up with a toned-down version after a growing backlash against the din at matches.
"We have modified the mouthpiece, there is now a new vuvuzela which will blow noise that is 20 decibels less than the old one," Neil van Schalkwyk, a partner at Masincedane Sport, told The Star newspaper.
"We hope to sell these at park and ride areas and public viewing areas," added Van Schalkwyk, whose company owns the vuvuzela trademark.
Rustenburg - England captain Rio Ferdinand injured his left knee in training on Friday and was rushed to a hospital for a scan, casting a doubt on whether he will be able to play at the World Cup.
The 31-year-old center back was injured in a tackle during England's first full training session in South Africa, barely a week before England's opener against the United States in Rustenburg on June 12.
Johannesburg – Gautrain, the multibillion rand rapid rail project, will formally be launched on Saturday, erasing any doubts that the first phase of the R25bn project will be finished in time before the 2010 FIFA World Cup gets under way next week.
The first phase was originally scheduled to be completed on June 27.