Roads to Johannesburg's National Stadium will be closed to motorists without valid passes ahead of Saturday's opening of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Fans can take advantage of the free train rides, park-and-ride and park-and-walk facilities on offer.
Coach Gordon Igesund is confident that Bafana Bafana are well prepared to make noise in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on Saturday with South Africa facing Cape Verde in the tournament opener at Johannesburg's National Stadium.
President Jacob Zuma visited Bafana Bafana at their training base at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. Zuma advised the team not to listen to their critics, but to "focus on what they do best".
Bafana Bafana will silence their critics with a win in their opening match of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations against tournament debutants Cape Verde, says former Bafana striker Philemon Masinga.
Football fans with tickets for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations matches in Johannesburg and Durban will be able to get free train rides from surrounding areas to the stadium and back, thanks to an agreement between the tournament organisers and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
It's all systems go for the continent's showpiece football event, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the local organising committee said on Friday, urging South Africans to welcome the country's visitors "with the spirit of ubuntu as we celebrate Africa".
With the final countdown to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations under way, Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged South Africans to get behind the country's national football team, Bafana Bafana, and to show visiting football fans "what ubuntu is all about".
With just over a week left before the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off, South Africa's Gauteng province is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the opening and final games of the tournament are a success.
Bafana Bafana went down 1-0 to Norway in Cape Town on Tuesday in a warm-up match for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. For South Africa, as has long been the case, finishing proved to be a problem.
Johannesburg's FNB Stadium, which will host the opening and closing of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, will be known as the National Stadium for the duration of the tournament.