What are the three must see places in you city for visitors?
The Kruger National Park is the obvious choice. The Grasskop and Sabi
What can visitors expect from the city’s football fans?
They should expect enthusiastic and passionate fans who are starved for professional football, because there are no PSL fixtures in the area, therefore when the 2010 World Cup comes, the fans will just fill up the stadium with excitement, passion and vuvuzela’s because we are crazy about the beautiful game and that is why it’s the number one sport in South Africa.
What’s your favourite 'hang-out' place in the city and why?
The Riverside Mall. It offers a great shopping experience, good restaurants with good food offering both local and national cuisine. It is also a walking distance to the local Casino.
If you were to take a day trip out of the city, where would you go?
I would tour the Kruger National Park, it’s huge and it will take one the whole day to go around it. It is the best place to experience the beauty and splendour of untamed Africa, from here our guests can explore the BIG5 (Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant and the Cheetah) and everything in between.
Who do you think is the most famous person to come out of your city and why?
David Nyathi, a former Bafana Bafana legend. He is the first player from this part of the country who put us on the map and showed that there is a wealth of sporting talent in Mpumalanga as well.
How is the hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup going to impact your city?
Hosting an event like the World Cup will leave a lasting and positive impression on the people especially the youth. The local business will benefit which should generate more wealth and businesses in the area, the 2010 WC legacy will be a world class stadium which will hopefully convince the PSL to schedule League fixtures in Mpumalanga as well. I’m hoping there will also be development of football amongst the youth and future legends of the sport.