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Soweto: Bafana Bafana fans defeated

By David Goldblatt  

Bafana Bafana fans

Maybe I shouldn’t have boasted about my thermals, because the Greeks were in charge of the bedding. It was minus four degrees on Wednesday night. In fact it felt like it was colder inside “Little Athens,” where I was staying, than outside. It took me most of the day to recover.

As my brain thawed, thoughts frozen by a night of excruciating cold come to the surface. It’s not just the temperature and the height above sea level that distinguishes Johannesburg…

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