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  1. Michael Church In South Africa

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... a team about whom no one knew anything prior to the tournament. The North Koreans had qualified for the 1966 World Cup almost by default, benefiting from a boycott by nations from Asia and Africa ... at this World Cup. But then, coach Kim Jong-hun and his team didn't travel to South Africa to take part in a charm offensive with the purpose of presenting the warm, fuzzy side of Kim ...

  2. Make an effort to understand the real Africa

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Pearl Chan

    ... Pearl Chan, The Bishop Stranchan School The missing continent in our education... Oh, Africa, the country where all the poor children are. I donate money every now and then, but do I know anything about the people? Well, let's see. They were slaves... something about cotton plantations and underground railways. That's not Africa? Oh, you're right, ...

  3. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... travelling from across Africa and all over the world to tap into yet another valuable resource found in such a relatively small area. From the diamonds discovered in the west to the platinum mined further north, South Africa lacks for little when it comes to precious metals and stones. Johannesburg's growth owes everything to the gold rush, and the continued mining of the metal ...

  4. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church There's a quiet confidence bubbling to the surface in Johannesburg and around the rest of South Africa. With the tournament just two days away, where there was once ... of the competition with even unfancied sides- such as the United States in 1994- progressing from the group phase. The outside world has long held South Africa up as the next example of a nation who might ...

  5. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... and away. The Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus, perched in the middle of the vast plains of South Africa's North West province, has been the chosen residence of Fabio Capello's ... training camp for elite athletes both from South Africa and overseas, it may just operate as a viable business. Many, though, would no doubt rather choose to spend more time further down the road ...

  6. Michael Church In South Africa

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church Sitting high in the stands at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, the beauty of the area surrounding the city of Rustenburg, in South Africa's North West Province, becomes ... richest deposits of the precious commodity- and other high-value metals have given the Fokeng people of the region a financial independence few others possess in South Africa ...

  7. Michael Church In South Africa

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... but ready'; it could just as easily be the unofficial slogan of the 2010 finals. South Africa's hosting of the continent's first-ever World Cup has certainly been a no-frills affair, ... reminiscent of spring in Hong Kong. The approach to Durban, South Africa's second-largest city, brings with it a sense of not only landing in a different city or even another country, but rather ...

  8. Michael Church in South Africa

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church Perched above Nelson Mandela Square, peering over the head of the larger-than-life bronze statue of South Africa's most iconic figure, the studios of American ... Cup has turned into a coming-out parade for the sport in the world's most influential nation; the Americans have come to South Africa to play, not only on the pitch but in the stadiums ...

  9. Michael Church

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... he feels, will ultimately be the engine for change across the continent. 'Africa's development will come from the north, if you go to the likes of Egypt they play week in, week out ... Michael Church Much has been made of this World Cup being Africa's first as Fifa, world soccer's governing body, aims to embrace and reward an entire continent, attempting ...

  10. Michael Church in Johannesburg

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church Sensibly, Sepp Blatter stopped short of calling South Africa 2010 the best World Cup ever. For that to be the case, the football needs to be of a significantly higher ... team who won the gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games but lost in the World Cup final to West Germany two years later. Apart from Spain's deserved victory, South Africa 2010 has served ...




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