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The 2010 World Cup preliminary draw in Durban is an important milestone in our democracy. It's a promise to the world, that 2010 will be a tournament of great memories. I hope the significance of this weekend won't be forgotten as we welcome international dignitaries.
Every South African must come to the party. Let's relive the conquering spirits of Amabokoboko. A month ago, we managed to paint Paris green and gold, so what is stopping us from doing the same this weekend.
Just this once, let's forget our cultural and political differences.
Just this once, our national pride must be bigger than our social ills.
Yes, we have problems, but as a nation we are stronger than any obstacles in our way. Just this once lets not remember the dispirited performances of our national soccer team.
Just this once, let's not allow power hungry soccer administrators to discourage us.
Just this once, South Africa must take centre stage ahead of politics.
World Cup 2010 is not about soccer - but lion-hearted South Africans. A nation that does not know the meaning of quitting on its dreams. We have our ups and downs, but it's time to smile. This weekend let's hold hands and say to the world in Mzansi style "we are ready".
Let's sing in one voice. So many negative stories have been written about us.
Some said we didn't deserve this opportunity. The prophets of doom sat many days and nights, predicting our collapse.
The preliminary draw is our moment to answer those critics and detractors.
Today, we are standing on the threshold of success! Our mistakes have made us wiser. Our guests in Durban must feel our victory chants and our footsteps marching to 2010.
Let's blow vuvuzelas of hope and love.
The 2010 World Cup symbolises the re-birth of Africa.
Lucas Ntyintyane, Cresta