Fly The Flag for 2010 in South Africa
Tomorrow (02 March) marks 100 Days To Go to the kick-off of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa. And just about everyone who is anyone in terms of marketing the tournament has gotten behind the National Fly The Flag Day.
Government, FIFA, the Organising Committee (OC), South African Tourism, the International Marketing Council of South Africa (Brand South Africa) the SABC and a range of partners in the public and private sectors are pooling ideas and initiatives to ensure that 2 March is celebrated with all the passion and vibrancy that the world associates with this young, dynamic country.
The national and global highlight of the 2 March festivities countrywide will be a widely publicised event in Durban where government, the OC and FIFA will jointly start the 100 Day Countdown. The 2010 National Communication Partnership of private and public-sector marketers and communicators will implement activities that will add impetus to this national landmark.
2 March is therefore earmarked as a day on which South Africans, here and abroad, are called upon to demonstrate their excitement for the tournament, and to display their passion for the country and the beautiful game. (Source)
So what are you going to do to tomorrow to show your support?
Organisation and institutions are invited to host events at midday (12 noon) on 2 March, enabling staff, clients and partners to sing the national anthem, wear the Bafana Bafana kit, dance the Diski and acknowledge the flag.
Mini-football, football quizzes, chats about what makes us good hosts and good football supporters and discussing ways in which football can bring us closer as a nation, are among the activities that could serve as in-house team-building exercises.
Of course, a simple braai will add to the feel-good factor! Some other ideas:
- Learn to Diski Dance
- Support National Fly the Flag Day
- Wear your Bafana Shirt to work
- Blow your Vuvuzela loudly
- Strut proudly in your Makarapa
- Download the Diski Music & Jol! (right-click & save as…)
- Edit: We’ve recently found out that the original link to the Diski Dance music on the SA Tourism Services Association website is no longer working. We’ve relinked to the file directly in this post here. Apologies for the inconvenience.