God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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11.06.2010 Let the games begin…

Soccer World Cup 2010 – one can not escape the atmosphere of joy and excitement and it is good so. After all the preparation – paired with all the critical comments about the FIFA circus, the show begins. I hope and wish that there will be no major incident and that all is going smoothly. Let’s also hope that most people are able to forget their misery for a moment and join into the hype of celebrating these days.  The Soccer World Cup 2010 does not take away the problems, but can give people a moment of forgetting about it – a moment of joy, a moment of being proud of South Africa and its achievement. This is a value in itself.

What lays behind the 11.July 2010 – we will see, we will experience, we cannot run away from it. But for now I hope and wish that the games are giving some warmth in the cold Cape Town winter nights.

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