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Posted by on Mar 1, 2010 in Greg, South Africa, Sport | 6 comments

Fly The Flag for 2010 in South Africa

Click Here and Learn to Diski Dance now!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:

6 Comments

  1. Aki Anastastiou of Talk Radio 702 was indirectly responsible for the inclusion of that last link in my post.

    I noticed this tweet for him as I was collecting the other links:

    Everyone is talking about the Diski song/dance for #2010.Do you think you can buy it anywhere?How are people supposed to practice it?

    Which seem like a pretty damn obvious question – must be plenty of places you can get it I thought. Err, no. Couple of online stores (Amazon, eMusic) but none that allow SAfricans to purchase from them. Lots of the video on how to do the dance, but no obvious sign of the music.

    A little more hunting though turned up the copy that I've linked to in the post. Here's Aki's response:

    You are a GENIUS > Thanks! > @BlaBlaBlog Full download of Diski Song http://bit.ly/9b8dsa + other material

    A scholar and a gentleman you are too Aki!

  2. Nice one guys! Got my Bafana shirt on and a lunch time braai with the diski music is on the cards! I can't wait for the WC! 100 days and counting.

  3. demorou mas baixei a musiquinha da diski dance,valeu mesmooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Alrighty then Tuca.

      Portuguese is it? Someone translate it please…

      • took but I downloaded the music of diski dance, worth mesmooooooooo

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