"Jo'Burg - City of Gold - UFA 2010 Worldcup Finals" Johannesburg by kenHuocj

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the Nelson Mandela Bridge

The FIFA 2010 Worldcup us over, as always, many more people know about South Africa

Jo'Burg / Egoli the commercial capital of South Africa, though it has shifted further north to Rosebank, Sandton and Randburg, the old CBD is being revitalised in its historical context - notably around the cultural developments in the Newtown /Oriental Plaza hub .

the new link bridge to of 284m from Bertha street in Braamfontein over the Railway yards to West st in the south is a new landmark for the Johannesburg of the century after the discovery of Gold.

the aerial photo towards nN-E shows Hillbrow and JHB international airport on the horizon.
Braamfontein with buildings of the 50/60s face the railway lines.
see map and photos in Tavelogue

see >> %L[www.mandelabridge.co.za also travelogue 'new Braamfontein -Newtown link']Mandela Bridge%L*

2010 Football World Cup in over and Successful

Many will remember President Mandela in his Springbok Rugby Jersey when South Africa won the Rugby World Cup. Invictus is a film released last year to relive the occasion

will he be wearing this #3, when to 2010 Football World Cup kicks off ???

" Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela has asked for Britain's support in their bid to host theFIFA 2010 Worldcup

Even in SOWETO , this is seen

Johannesburg the Commercial and industrial hub,
yet it is a contrast and contradiction,
north and south
or first and third world living side by side

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Water - Africa's scarcest resource
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It is estimated that half the people in 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will not have access to drinkable water by 2025.

Bringing proper sanitation would significantly reduce diseases such as cholera.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An international City, vibrant , dynamic and challenging ! ! !
  • Cons:the north & south divide is widening and poverty is on increase
  • In a nutshell:UN Earth Summit aka WSSD being held there NOW ! ! !
  • Last visit to Johannesburg: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated Sep 24, 2011
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2011 at 7:02 AM

    Thats a nice memory Ken-thanks for sharing it with me!

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2009 at 7:14 AM

    Good tips for South Africa. These are more on the Eastern side of Jhb.

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    A lovely touching page.Reading about Nelson Mandela-gives us the goose pimples....

  • penumbra's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2007 at 4:55 PM

    How would I get an 8 foot wooden giraffe back on the plane? I think I like the small hippo’s better.

  • canuck68's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2007 at 4:43 PM

    I loved Jo'burg so was interested in your thoughts and pictures. Thanks, Diane

  • cokes's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 4:26 PM

    Hi Ken , thanks for popping by. I must say you have a very intersting home page. So have you been following the homeless world cup. They played in Durban as well a few weeks back.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2005 at 5:47 AM

    Two visits to Jo'burg this last year changed many of my perceptions. Interesting things here on this page too. leyle

  • nartjies's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2005 at 4:41 AM

    i learn more from your pages about the city in which i live! thx 4keeping me informed))

  • canadiantravelgirl's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2004 at 10:05 PM

    Interesting page! I have some friends here from Jo'Burg so hopefully I will go there some day!!!!

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2004 at 3:29 AM

    very interesting page + travelogues


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