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    2010 WC Petition Started

    I have just become aware of a petition to FIFA recommending the removal of the WC event to OZ!

    I am waiting the details then I can share them here. The blame seems to be placed on the SA Govt's overt inaction over the killings of foreigners.

    That woudl be sad!

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    Yet another opportunistic attempt to get the World Cup to Australia?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I agree - Dave.

    What would allay such manouvres would be rather simple yet robust policing and clamping down on the violent, criminal and illegal stakeholders in this disaster. Reactive policing cannot work in such circumstances. The Police should be seen to be proactively maintaining peace and order and let the politicians yak their way out of it.

    I am all for a strong approach that will clearly demonstrate the capacity to deal with infractions. We know what to do please let someone just do!

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    Maybe they should round up the mob, dress them in MDC T-shirts and export them to rural Zimbabwe.
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    It's at times like these that journalists really have to pay attention to responsible journalism. Sensationalism is just going to add fuel to the fire.

    I don't know if Jacob Zuma just happens to have a lot of free time on his hands at the moment, but there have been a few crunches of late where he has been pretty quick in making all the right noises and moves. The Zim issue and now these "riots"/civil unrest incidents come to mind. (Just an idle sidenote).
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    I don't know if Jacob Zuma just happens to have a lot of free time on his hands at the moment, but there have been a few crunches of late where he has been pretty quick in making all the right noises and moves.
    I've certainly noticed that. What I have found the most interesting is that the media has been portraying Zuma in a much more positive light (now that he is making the right noises). The media seems to like the Zuma vs Mbeki playoff. After all, the media is conflict driven.

    The thing is, Zuma doesn't have to take any responsibility for the things he says. He doesn't really have any direct control over things, so he can say what he wants with no repercussions.
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    He can say stuff without having to worry about the practicalities of execution? Good point. Still somewhat encouraging, though.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Still somewhat encouraging, though.
    Is it?
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    He still might be our next State President, you know.

    Some folks believe it would be a total disaster. If it comes to pass, I wouldn't mind in the least if he proved the naysayers wrong.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Now Germany is advising its Citizens to avoid JHB.

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