“What is upsetting is that last week, we went there and the villagers hid these boys away. Now they are calling us when this boy is dead.” — Eastern Cape Health Department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo on the 33rd boy from Moyeni village to die in that province’s winter circumcision season. “[I was] only looking for the toilet. The next thing, there was David Beckham standing in front of me. I couldn’t believe where I was.” — Football fan Pavlos Joseph, quoted in the Sunday Mirror, on why he walked into the English team’s dressing room and berated players for their poor showing against Algeria.
“No one can tell me not to sell anything for R20,10.” — Bloemfontein coffee shop owner Rodos Ionnides on his “Fifo Twenty Ten Promotion” for a breakfast, quoted in The Star.
“Feefa 2.010 Whirled Cup Sowth Afrika.” — Logo on a Tshirt for sale on website Hayibo.com
“The guy who answered us looked a bit stressed: ‘No I have not seen the teddy bear. We are striking right now’.” — Swedish journalist Eveline Grassman after she and a colleague lost their teddy bear Palle at a World Cup match in Durban, and approached a security guard to help them to find it.