R350.00 – R18,000.00
December 1, 2009: The heavy storm cloud of one of the most violent storms of the Summer season sweeps toward Johannesburg city centre across the construction site of the Soccer City Stadium, and the N1 Highway, carrying dust from a nearby mine dump. The storm caused extensive damage in the area with trees uprooted and power outages. Moments after taking this panoramic series of photographs from a new pedestrian bridge adjoining the stadium, the storm hit with a violent wind and driving rain, reducing visibility to just about 10 metres. The photographer had to sprint for cover.
When complete the 94,700 seater stadium will be the biggest in Africa and will play host to the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on June 11, 2010 and the final on July 11, 2010. The stadium design reflects a calabash, or African pot. The calabash, or melting pot of African cultures, sits on a raised podium, on top of which is located a pit of fire.