76/100 reasons to be in South Africa in 2010: Did you know?

It’s not always easy to find good news to share, or the kind of news you want to share. This isn’t helped by mass behavior, politics or political loudmouths, transport rife, health issues and the likes. It isn’t helped by foreign nationals with the power of the pen who are sure to highlight the darkness rather than brighten the lights. But having so much to go against is the point, I guess. The foghorn’s that are messy with their words and infighting make it easier to want to turn the other way and focus on what we love about being here; a yin and yang if you will, and these days it is hard to talk about anything other than the World Cup. Any nation going through what we are would be doing the very same.

Did you know you are allowed to carry a vuvuzela on board an SAA flight (but don’t blow, that’s a criminal offense). Did you know that $3.17 billion was invested for improvements in South Africa for World Cup preparation? Did you know that more than 90 percent of the 2.8 million tickets made available have been sold? Did you know that Germany reported no incidents of crime against their nationals travelling in South Africa throughout the first quarter of this year? Did you know that Cape Town has been labeled Africa’s most photogenic city, and with the proximity to the world famous wine farms, you can’t go wrong? Did you know that Gordon Ramsay himself rates South African restaurants highly and says South African cooking is a “force to be reckoned with”? Did you know that you can lighten up with “Bafunny Bafunny” that brings you top humour from top comedians about top topic; South Africa. With less than four weeks to brighten the lights, there’s no time like the present to live it and love it. Ke Nako. It’s time.

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