SA is preparing itself for the World Cup which gets way on Friday in Johannesburg.
It is the 19th staging of the showpiece event and will be the first time it has taken place in the continent of Africa.
Former president Nelson Mandela, 91, is set to attend part of the festivities. He will be present on Friday, but will not attend the entire opening game as his family are worried about the state of his health.
Opening Ceremony will last for 40 minutes at Soccer City starting at 13 00 BST.
The global TV audience for the tournament will be made up of viewers in more than 215 countries and will run into hundreds of millions.
This tournament will somehow prove that the African continent is capable of organizing an event of this magnitude!