Posts Tagged ‘Jerome Valcke’

Feeling the spirit

10/06/2010

Salt River and Woodstock was abuzz yesterday as many people in South Africa took to the street to blow their vuvuzelas.

Bush Radio shares some of the concerns around the impact of the World Cup on the country, especially in the areas of human trafficking, moving of the homeless, risks to children because of the long holiday, and sex work, etc.

We addressed some of these issues directly with FIFA‘s Jerome Valcke and the Local Organising Committee’s Danny Jordaan when they visited the station and have continued to interact directly with other NGOs and social movements on-air through our programmes (eg Sakhisizwe).

Shaz of the Bush Breakfast show getting into spirit of the 2010 World Cup

However, yesterday was a celebration and we couldn’t help catching the spirit, and like we say at Bush Radio: “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle!”. Let’s celebrate what we can and work on what we must.

Catch Everyday People broadcasting live from the Swartklip Fanjol tomorrow from 15h00 – 19h00.

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The mother gets soccer fever

26/05/2010

FIFA's Jerome Valcke and the LOC's Danny Jordaan with some of the Bush Radio staff and trainees

Original story published by Bush Radio News – 25 May 2010

With just over 10 days left before kick-off to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Africa’s oldest community radio, Bush Radio had the honour to host soccer bosses during its afternoon-drive show.

FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke accompanied by Local Organising Committee Chief Executive Officer Danny Jordaan were in studio with Everyday People’s Sive Msolo and Freedom Raphela.

Central to their discussions was the state of readiness for Africa’s first ever soccer showpiece.

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VIDEOS:

WATCH: Jerome Valcke’s message to all South Africans

WATCH: Danny Jordaan’s message to all South Africans with a little warning to the Stormers

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Valcke said the country was more than ready to welcome the world for the soccer spectacle.

“South Africa is ready for the world, which I think is the most important thing today, you will see that when the world comes to South Africa we will not only have 31 teams, but five thousand media representatives, officials, fans and all around 400 000 people coming to the country,” said Valcke.

Valcke said when these people leave the country after the 32 day soccer tournament, they will attest that they had a great time in the country.

Asked about the legacy of the tournament Jordaan said the country will benefit through sustainable develop in the areas of transport infrastructure as well as economic opportunities.

“If you look into transport, there has been a transport revolution in the country. We have upgraded the airport in Cape Town which means we will have more aircrafts landing therefore more people coming boosting tourism,” Jordaan said.