Saturday, June 5, 2010


Is this what you think of when you think of Africa?

This is a snap of world cup preparations underway in Johannesburg. This is Nelson Mandela Square taken from the Sandton City Library. It's normally an open air 10,000 square foot brick piazza. For July it's the "nerve centre" for the 2010 FIFA World Cup . Sandton is an "iconic destination boasts an abundance of sophisticated, Afro-cosmopolitan experiences. An energetic hub showcasing the very best South Africa and the world has to offer, from one-of-a-kind South African artworks to the latest shoes from Milan.." There are around over 300 retail shops in Sandton City and another 150 at Mandela Square right next door, executive offices, 4 star lodging, and 11 screen cinema . For a point of reference, Bellevue Square Mall has 180 shops.

Johannesburg is INSANE with football fever right now....easy to catch.

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