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Nine South Africdan cities and ten stadiums have been built or renovated for the biggest soccer event in the world. Take a look at these venues. During our trip, we will see many of these and witness the best soccer in the world with friends all over the country.
Cape Town Cape Town, at the foot of iconic Table Mountain, is a cosmopolitan city with beautiful natural surrounds. Green Point Stadium
Durban The city's "golden mile", a four kilometre stretch of beaches, restaurants and promenades, holds pride of place in culturally varied Durban. Durban Stadium
Johannesburg The city is a
The last three days of our journey were spent at The Mpumalanga Lectureship of the Churches of Christ in Southern Africa. This the 27th
annual gathering to build a stronger community of believers and expand the kingdom of God in Southern Africa. The lectureship began on Friday Morning, and continued through Sunday. More than 3,000 participants in the conference hailed from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and Malawi. We were very proud to represent the USA among these faithful saints. The theme of the lectureship in 2008 was Building and restoring true and
Today was a very busy day for me and for our group of travelers. I spent the day in business meetings exploring opportunities that are the result of connections made through iZania. These meetings confirmed that business opportunities are available in Africa for those who can add value, and are willing to work at building quality relationships needed to forge profitable outcomes.
Our primary content today comes from a thirteen year-old traveler who visited Soweto. Below are her own words to describe that experience.
Going to Soweto was an amazing experience! We saw the good, the bad, and the
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
"They invited us into the tent! Regular tourists wouldn't get to see this part of South Africa." That was the most apt description by one of our travelers of the reception that was organized by our South African brothers and sisters from the churches of Christ in Tshwane.
We visited the Church of Christ in the Atteridgeville Township for a welcome reception after a long day of travel and relocation from Cape Town to Pretoria. The former townships are now incorporated into the metropolitan government council. Yet the township citizens still experience a deprived
Monday, March 17, 2008
We started our day at the top of Table Mountain. The view defies description. It is as if the mountain is sheltering the city of Cape Town as it is tucked into a bay looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean. The cable car ride to the top is a breath-taking experience, as it appears that we were scaling the shear face of the mountain. The cable car ascended 1,036 meters in about five minutes. Nothing prepared us for the view the harbor and of Robbin Island from the top. The look out over Lion's Head Peak toward the Atlantic Ocean was like the lion was almost watching the
South Africa is the Land of Ubuntu. When challenged to build a new nation following the end of Apartheid, Nelson Mandela challenged the nation to embrace the spirit of Ubuntu. This challenged all people Black and White to work together to craft a better future for everyone. The result is that the people of South Africa ask all visitors with a warm smile, "How do you like our new South Africa?"
Our community at iZania is inspired by the spirit of Ubuntu - an African concept of unity and sharing with other people that celebrates the success of others because I can only become the person I am