Lessons in the "southafrica" Category

Nelson Mandela

Today, let’s talk about Nelson Mandela. The former South African leader was laid to rest in December 2013. There were emotional scenes at his funeral, the like of which the world has never seen, as South Africa’s first black president was buried at his ancestral home.

World leaders and Prince Charles flew in to pay tribute to him at the state funeral. Other high profile guests included Sir Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey. Archbishop Desmond Tutu also attended after a dispute the day before.

Category: History / World leaders / Nelson Mandela

South Africa World Cup 2010 – The fever mounts

Football fans worldwide are gearing up for this year’s 2010 football World Cup, which is being held in South Africa. In what could be called ‘the greatest show on earth’ the best teams in the world are ready to compete in what will be the 19th Football World Cup.

The opening ceremony in Johannesburg on June 10th will include a concert featuring hot international acts including; the Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Shakira. It will also feature appearances by popular African artists and appearances by past and present football legends. The concert takes place at the newly-renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

Jerome Valcke from FIFA said: “We are thrilled to have a concert of such magnitude and performing talent raise the curtain on the first FIFA World Cup in Africa.” ‘The beautiful game’, as it’s also known, will actually kick off in Johannesburg on Friday 11th June. Matches will be played across South Africa including Cape Town, Durban, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.

Category: South Africa / World Cup / Football