Cape Town - OR Tambo International airport will be able to deal with the influx of planes that will be flying into Johannesburg for the 2010 FIFA World Cup final at Soccer City on Sunday, says Acsa.
On Wednesday, scores of soccer fans missed the semi-final between Spain and Germany at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium because the newly built King Shaka International Airport was unable to handle the number of flights landing there.
Air traffic into Johannesburg for Sunday’s final is expected to be exceed the number of flights that flew to Durban.
Johannesburg – The family of former president Nelson Mandela will decide whether he attends the 2010 World Cup final.
"Mandela has an open invitation... but it is up to his family to decide on the day," Local Organising Committee (LOC) spokesperson Jermaine Craig said at a media briefing at Soccer City on Wednesday.
Before the World Cup started there was a lot of speculation about whether Mandela would attend the opening game or any of the matches. He has not attended any games until now.
Johannesburg - The buzz from Africa's first soccer World Cup is being heard in investment houses across the globe, drawing new business and even capital to the continent that has evolved in the last decade from international basket-case to fast-growing frontier market.
"There's definitely been a pick-up in flows from Europe. There's no doubt about that," said John Mackie, head of African investments at Johannesburg-based Stanlib, which manages R2.2bn in sub-Saharan Africa's frontier markets.
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Johannesburg - FIFA on Friday issued Nigeria with an ultimatum to reverse its decision to suspend the national football team from international competition or have its FIFA membership suspended within 48 hours.
"If the Nigerian government is not moving back we will have to suspend Nigeria," FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said, speaking to Johannesburg's 702 radio.
"The decision will be made in the next 48 hours," he added.