World Cup Closing Ceremony Pics

July 11, 2010 by  











…. and MADIBA was there :-)


We’ll ignore Graca Machel’s “controlling”tendencies.


Trophy arrives in its Louis Vuitton Bag..


Whatta closing ceremony, well done South Africa! This was awesome!







and of course, we had someone tryna take chances…

South Africa Soccer WCup Final Netherlands Spain

…but he was stopped in his tracks…


*Sigh of relief*


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64 Comments on "World Cup Closing Ceremony Pics"

  1. cherrie ka cleo on Sun, 11th Jul 2010 9:00 pm 

    yippiee am first now let me think of a +comment

  2. Matric on Sun, 11th Jul 2010 9:02 pm 

    That was a “Wow” moment for the whole African Continent and the rest of the world indeed…..Ignoring Graca’s “controlling” tendencies ofcourse (as if i saw that). Everything was brilliantly done :-)

  3. Maggs on Sun, 11th Jul 2010 9:21 pm 

    I saw graca’s tendencies. The closing ceremony was ayoba!

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  5. Makgotso on Sun, 11th Jul 2010 10:05 pm 

    Great ceremony. eish,Graca leyena treating uTata like a child or konje sithe siyayi ignora leyo. Well done Mzansi and thank GOD for making us to make the wc memorable

  6. Lehakoe on Sun, 11th Jul 2010 10:14 pm 

    What a wonderful end to it all. South Africans are really beautiful people and its because of our humanity that this tournament has been a success. Now, I just wish the govt could deliver to its people just as superbly as they have to Fifa.

    Oranje! Oranje! Oranje! Hup holland!

  7. FunkyFK on Sun, 11th Jul 2010 11:04 pm 

    Well done Mzansi – WE DID IT – I believe that this is going down as one of the best #WC ever – We are such a warm country – with beautiful people.

  8. Q-tee on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 12:20 am 

    I’m Happy Spain Won, but we’ll never hear the end of it from some blogger I won’t mention by name. The biggest winners is Mzantsi for this success story! Proud to be South African!!

  9. Matric on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 12:37 am 

    ==<()SHAAPA Spain,you deserved it boys.Even the octopus saw it coming!! :-) Well Done to South Africa for being the great hosting nation,Farewell to Phillip,Jabulani and Zakumi :-)

  10. Nthatisi on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 12:45 am 

    WoW! That’s all I’m going to say.

  11. soul sista on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 1:46 am 

    LeboM must be so ashamed of himself wherever he is. This was more than perfect. I was watching with my girlfriends and all we kept saying was WOW!

    LOL @Graca’s controlling tendencies….

  12. Lela on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 2:58 am 

    Clearly im the only one who thinks the opening was far better,haybo or i should blame it on this 37cm,i couldnt hear a thing…

  13. Strolicious on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 7:31 am 

    missed it ….thankx for da pics BS

  14. Strolicious on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 7:35 am 

    im praying for a repeat….sabc neva disappoint

  15. Fezzy on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 8:06 am 

    U can bet on that Strolicious!
    What was that guy trying to do? Was he trying to touch it? Hayi abanye abantu!
    Well done SA! Well done Spain!

  16. Uthando on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 8:37 am 

    Graca’s controlling tendencies she always have it nje I remember when Tata was turning 90 she stoped him frm Waving his hand she’s very controlling.

    I missed the closing ceremony I hope SABC shall repeat as they always do.

    thanks BS for the Pics looks nice

  17. Groupie on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 8:37 am 

    I am so proud!! Well done to our country!! I even shared some tears there… Big ups Mzansi!!

  18. Kiki on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 8:59 am 

    We did South Africa it was beautiful. We should raise our flag and be proud,forget all the jealous countries who said we were not ready. This goes down in history.

    Lol at the guy,he was not the only one that made a fool of himself. There was another one who tried to take a chance after the crowning of the new champs,person ran into the stadium wantin to be a part of the Spanish Players’ ndingilizi. Kwaaaaa as usual was dragged outa there fast. Thank u to the police and security for always responding quick when needed to through this entire tornament.

    *ignores a certain blogger’s comment on this article*

  19. Shy Girl. on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:03 am 

    hhayi Lela blame it on your 37cm sisi lol…
    Ayoba Mzansi…

  20. Mrs Motsepe on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:08 am 

    loved it loved it…. big up’s proud of us

  21. Fezzy on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:14 am 

    The way ppl are congratulating Kiki on Twitter, u cud swear she’s the one who scrored the goal!

  22. beyonce on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:17 am 

    Soo happy that Tatomkhulu Madiba made it to the ceremony, even though i still feel we should let him rest, but at the same time it would have been a shame for him to miss, this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank God they changed production companies, curious though if they are proudly south afican, yena Lebo M is too over rated, that was sooo clear last nite

  23. Shy Girl. on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:25 am 

    hahahahahaha @SS for Kiki acoring the goal.
    Strolicious you can catch the reapeat ye closing ceremony ku SHD and SS3 today at 20.00…

  24. Kiki on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:30 am 

    Voetsek wena Fezzy Kwaaaaaa at me scoring the goal,well hubby almost scored so I guess that counts. Anyway not everyone has umona like u bayangibongela. Now I have to think of a way to get out of a promise I made to my workmates..told them if Spain wins the WC I will buy each one a Nandos 1/4 chicken..hayi now I have to part with a lot of money..mxim!

    Bloggers, my ‘galfriend’ BS didn’t even bother to call,email,bbm,dm,tweet,write on fb wall,inbox or sms to say congrats to me. Eish,some friends we have. Kodwa mna I made sure I said Congrats each tym her teams won: when Bafana,Ghana n Germany won I congradulated her..Hayi BS this is not on shame!

  25. EmpressL on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:38 am 

    Hawu! Was that dude really truing to steal the trophy??? Drugs are really bad! *sigh*

  26. Brown Shuga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:41 am 

    Hayi suka Kiki, read the @JustCuriousZA tweets you’ll see “we” congratulated “spain” … lol

  27. Brown Shuga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:43 am 

    Empress, he was just trying to put the hat on it, not steal it.

  28. mshefane on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:46 am 

    so proud of SA!
    we did it..we did it and we showed dem
    now to sort out problems in our house!!
    kwaaaaaaa @fezzy nge nudity pic yakho uyang qeda.. “The way ppl are congratulating Kiki on Twitter, u cud swear she’s the one who scrored the goal!” << brilliant (and she aint even spanish, is she?)

  29. Strolicious on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:49 am 

    shy Gal …dat luxury okhuluma ngayo SSwhat?

  30. Lady gaga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:58 am 


  31. Lady gaga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 9:59 am 

    oops my bad, BS pls help *hiding*

  32. Fezzy on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:07 am 

    Congrats Kiki..LOL…U r a true supporter!

  33. Fezzy on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:08 am 

    @Mshefane…everytime I check my Gravatar…something happens in my body and I thought I was straight.

  34. Brown Shuga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:18 am 

    Haayi Lady Gaga…

  35. Fezzy on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:18 am 

    Off topic: Did u guys see that article on Sunday World? That chick who claims that Euphonik is her sweetheart and him and Bonang are not even seeing each other.

  36. sk1 on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:19 am 

    Yes we did it!!!!! closing ceremony was spectacular …WOW!!!! Well done Mzansi , very proud to be a SOUTH AFRICAN

  37. mama ka Gundi on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:29 am 

    The closing was amazing ,superb magnificent , pity the game was the longest most boring game…shuu i feel asleep woke up drank became sober all in the name of watching finale shuu after they scored i switched the tv went to bed totatlly forgot about the trophy hand ova ! I dint see the scoundrel hihihi thatha ama chance

    Fezzy pls dont spoil a gud article so early , hamba le kude kwenye iarticle nezindaba zakho plssss!

  38. Fezzy on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:32 am 

    Wena mama ka Graphics uphuza nangeSonto?

  39. mama ka Gundi on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:47 am 

    Wine is:Isiphuzo sekwehlisa ukudla…!!

  40. SisRazorBlade on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:54 am 

    Yho Madiba is a Sexy Tata….

    Thank BS for sharing yestaday besisthe grapes thina banye..

  41. Lady gaga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 10:57 am 

    thanx BS, it wont happen again i promise ne!!!!

  42. Bobc@ on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 11:05 am 

    @sisRazorblade kante u looking @ pics to comment on tata yazi haunamahloni @ BS yah all those Animation & staff was of the Hizle.thanx 4 Phillip to spend a month with us..makahambe KE NAKO si grand ngaye.GPY

  43. Brown Shuga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 11:08 am 

    SisRazorBlade you need Jesus. Madiba is sexy?? Hee banna!

    It’s okay wethu Lady Gaga, wade wathi sorry ingathi it was a big deal lol.

  44. bongi on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 11:08 am 

    Congrats Kiki..mna i was just thinking about you when i was watching la GAME…Maka Gundi ndiyahleka when i looked at you ..***wonder why***..molweni to you all…

  45. Lady gaga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 11:10 am 

    hau BS,phela mina ndiyakuhoyika mos….lol!!!!

  46. OFENTSE on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 11:13 am 

    WoW…m so more proud of my country(South Africa)! Yho Sis Razorblade, e re ke thole waitsi.

  47. Matric on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 11:19 am 

    kwa kwa kwa kwa @ the last two pics hahahaha #Classic.

  48. Lady gaga on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 11:29 am 

    bt guys how did that guy on the last pic pass security mara ye???

  49. mama ka Gundi on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 11:58 am 

    Bongi wat is laficioius ngami dear..BS this guluva on th elast pic was this seen live on tv coz im gonna watch the repeats tonite

  50. nan on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 12:19 pm 

    The closing was smashing hey… so many yellow cards hey …left right and center hey … i thought i was at a rugby game tl tl tl tl…

    @BS: “SisRazorBlade you need Jesus” – TJo! i had to read her comment twice be2na as i couldn’t believe my eyes … @SisRazorBlade… yeka ukudlala ngexhego labantu …

    dont be sayithetha ke eka Graca…

  51. Strika on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 1:50 pm 

    @Brownsuga what was this guy protesting against? You know these visitors jumo into our stadiums and make us look bad

  52. shybear on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 1:51 pm 

    It was FABULOUS!! the elephant going to the river part was more than wow!!!

  53. Kiki on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 1:52 pm 

    Wena BS since when did I ever congradulate or sympathise with u via JC? Mxim

  54. OFENTSE on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 2:54 pm 

    mgosi: Pitch intruder scores own goal
    12 July 2010


    UNDER ARREST : A security officer catches a pitch intruder after the latter covered the World Cup trophy with a cap.

    A CLOTHED streaker was flattened by a wide-awake Fifa security official 10 minutes before the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup final.

    The man rushed onto the pitch from the north side of the stadium in a mad dash to grab the World Cup trophy which was placed on display on the pitch near the players’ entrance tunnel.

    The man raced past security officials but as he was about to grab the trophy the official guarding it lashed out with a fearsome right forearm punch that floored the man who was carried off into the tunnel.

    He will be arrested and is expected to face charges.

    Another man raced onto the pitch during the first half of the semi-final between Holland and Germany in Durban last Wednesday night. – Sapa

  55. Nthoentle on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 3:47 pm 

    Kwaaaaa! That guy is a fool!

  56. Savanah Dry on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 4:06 pm 

    Just got this via email and with the same comments as above if people copy and paste they should at least say who the source is !!!

  57. OFENTSE on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 4:23 pm 

    Hehake Savannah Dry! have u ever heard of Sapa? Please google them doll…

  58. Sslave on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 4:23 pm 

    Eish I aint trynna be funny but nna I just saw a big power point presentation. According to my opinion, the opening ceremony was better than the closing. The sound was weck and I dont know what was happening with the Jozi gang and that Bongo Muffin guy. The power point presentation was fine but hai the dancers and the singers (except Shakira) didn’t do it for me. It was big chaos with lots of colourful lights!!

  59. Cheesa on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 4:25 pm 

    This was awesomery, superb, beautiful, out of this world etc etc. It was just amazing and I take my hat off for who ever was responsible for the closing ceremony. It was beautiful it made the openning look bad even though I complimented it, that baba who is a drama queen I hope he took some notes. That Madiba moment was wonderful even though I saw him when he was leaving the stadium blame SABC with their ads. It was a magical moment WE LOVE YOU TATA!! South Africa we should be more than proud of ourselves we hosted this with success from start to finish. As for that sick man who wanted to grab that trophy, I always wonder what goes through these people’s mind when they do such things, really. I am just glad that no black person did such craziness coz we wouldn’t hear the end of it. CONGRATS TO SPAIN FOR BEING FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 CHAMPIONS!!! For the first time and be crowned in a first World Cup to be held in Africa.

  60. sk1 on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 4:48 pm 

    My point exactly @Savannah

  61. Silvio on Mon, 12th Jul 2010 5:04 pm 

    one word. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Lela on Tue, 13th Jul 2010 12:29 am 

    Thanks Ssalve,watched it again this afternoon and I still think it looks nice in these pics not on my 37cm. Yhu MTN undenzele phantsi,lost the whole day of bloggin,nxa!

  63. Bee10 on Tue, 13th Jul 2010 12:38 am 

    Eish I couldn watch the ceremony. But um just proud to be a Mzantsi gal right now thou, Good job Mzantsi. It couldn be better man. Now Miss BS you gona have something to read about(except for soccer) so that you can have post as often as before. Oh ja Miss BS ii-Invites ziphume kudala. next time!

  64. Elle on Tue, 13th Jul 2010 6:30 pm 

    Wow i am so proud to a South Africa.We have prooved ourselvs 2 the entire world! This will forever be memorieble.But lol they are already taking all the decorations away.Come why not clear everything a week after…

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