Yesterday South Africa reached the official 100 day mark before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup. While all the bigwigs were in Durban along with Bafana Bafana, we decided to head to the Sandton Convention Centre for a nice day in the sun and check out the festivities.
The ‘rainbow nation’ emotion I last felt when I was a kid during the 1995 Rugby World Cup and 1996 Soccer African Nations Cup, came flooding back in full effect. Maude Street was a buzz with the colours of the flag and the smell of boerewors in the air. Sandton suits, construction workers, traditional Zulu dancers, women, children, black and white all hanging out to get a teeny taste of what’s in store come June and July.
The highlight for me was the singing of the National Anthem and the sound of the crowd bellowing Shosholoza at the top of their lungs while their voices echoed off the walls of the surrounding buildings creating an amphitheatre like effect.
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