President Jacob Zuma was in Kimberley on 21 April to mark the start of the 50 days’ countdown to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Marking 50 days to kickoff of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, President Jacob Zuma praised the enthusiasm of South Africa's people in the run-up to the football tournament and encouraged them to get behind the home team. Read the full text of his speech.
• World Cup 2010? Yes, we can
The final draw for the 2010 Fifa World Cup takes place in Cape Town tonight, with a glittering line-up of celebrities and football greats in attendance.