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May 2018

How Much Does it Really Cost to Run an Event?
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Staging an event costs a lot of money, right? There’s the venue to be paid for, the entertainment, the marketing, and not to mention all the food and drink. With these expenses in mind, you might think running a live event for your business or organisation is out of your budget? However, looking at data…

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Letter to Dr Jacques Grobbelaar from the CEO of World Confederation of businesses
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5FM interview with Jacques Grobbelaar
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World Cup organisers reject claims of copying stadium design
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Local organisers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup have rejected claims that they copied the design of Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium when developing Saransk’s venue for this summer’s edition of the national team football tournament. The 44,000-capacity Mordovia Arena will host four group stage games during the 2018 World Cup and its design has a striking…

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Tough-talking Sports Minister issues warning to organisers of Sundowns vs Barcelona friendly
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Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa has warned the organisers of the high-profile international club friendly between Mamelodi Sundowns and Spanish powerhouses FC Bracelona at FNB Stadium next week not to cut corners when planning and implementing the security plan for the event. The hugely anticipated clash between the recently crowned South African and Spanish champions is…

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SAPS in parliament to account for Moses Mabhida violence
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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Police Service and the Premier Soccer League are in Parliament today to update the Sport and Police Portfolio Committees on the investigation into crowd violence at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. In April, fans invaded the pitch, destroyed property and attacked security guards after Kaizer Chiefs lost to Free State…

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Police admit to negligence before Moses Mabhida Stadium violence
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PARLIAMENT – The South African Police Service admitted to Parliament that they neglected to act on findings of a threat assessment prior to kick-off at last month’s disastrous premiership game in Durban. The portfolios of Sport and Recreation Police held a joint meeting in Parliament on Tuesday. Last month, violence ensued at the Moses Mabhida…

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Russia’s 2018 World Cup stadium looks suspiciously like the FNB Stadium – but the SA architect is not offended
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The 2018 World Cup stadium in Mordovia, Russia opened its doors recently – and it bears a striking resemblance to Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. Work on the Russian stadium started in 2010, when the local stadium was already completed. The stadiums have almost exactly the same shape and both feature mosaic-like cladding exterior. But the South…

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