STADIA; The Ethos of the Day, and Sport as the Opium of the Masses

When one considers Johannesburg recently, what comes to mind are the stadia it boasts. Most cities have stadia, but as befits a city that is the centre of a province that hogs + – 80% of the country’s wealth, it’s are the kick ass of all stadia.

Consider Soccer City; where Cape Town stadium is so non-descript as to be unmemorable, and Durban’s simply reminiscent of a basket, bringing to mind fruit- basket or basket case (having said this, I was brought up to speed in terms of the groundbreaking technical innovation included in all these new stadia, truly first world!). Continue reading