FIFA 2010 World Cup Logo: Mbeki's speech part III

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Logo unveiled by South Africa' president Mbeki in Germany

Today, in the Tempodrom, as we unveil the 2010 Emblem, we showcase in the Exhibition Hall a new forward-looking and dynamic South Africa with cutting-edge broadcast technology required by FIFA such as high definition television via broadband and television on mobile and handheld telephones. This is part of the facilities that will be available when we meet in 2010.

There are many specialised South Africa groups that have visited Germany since the beginning of the World Cup. These are the people that will be in charge of various day to day duties during the 2010 Soccer World Cup. I am confident that the experience that they got from this country would ensure that the 2010 Soccer World Cup will not only be successful but memorable.

Clearly, what they learned in this country will add to the experience that South Africans have, coming from having been privileged to host, among other international events, the African Cup of Nations, the Rugby World Cup, the Cricket World Cup and the Women's Golf World Cup.

Dear friends, in the same spirit of FIFA's new African 2010
project, we too invite you to "Win in Africa with Africa."

We invite football fans of the world to journey to a tourist paradise across our magnificent continent of Africa. For the 2010 Soccer World Cup will stand out as a unique event that celebrates Africa in all its magnificent splendour, richness, vibrancy, diversity and glory.

Just as the sound is powerfully amplified in the spirals of the kudu horn, we see hope, connections and prosperity merging between the ancient roots and the infinite possibilities of tomorrow. May the party in Germany continue to spread the magic and joy and pass this to South Africa, where the vuvuzela, our homemade football trumpet, will welcome football fans from across the world.

Again, dear friends, we come from a place where football is not simply a game but an enduring passion; we come from a place where our hearts beat in unison as we celebrate a shared destiny and love for the beautiful game with the human family.

Africa is ready. Africa's time has come.

Africa is calling:

Come home to Africa in 2010
Kommen Sie heim nach Afrika in 2010.

Thank you.

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