Vuvuzelas: "Beautiful Noise" or Dreadful Drone?
BRYANSTON – 71% of South Africans say that using Vuvuzelas at the 2010 FIFA World Cup games will actually improve the atmosphere, according to market research company African Response.
The Vuvuzela has become synonymous with South African spectator spirit but its overbearing sound has been criticized and it was proposed that the instrument be banned from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. However, the FIFA committee recently decided to lift the ban. While there is obvious local support for this decision, it remains to be seen whether foreign visitors will have the same tolerance for this iconic sound of South African soccer.
As part of the 2010 Barometer, African Response investigated whether South Africans feel that Vuvuzela’s would add to the atmosphere at the 2010 soccer games. Results revealed that 71% of the nation said "yes", while 23% felt that Vuvuzelas would not perk up the atmosphere and 6% were undecided.
Vuvuzelas or no vuvuzelas, 2010 is just around the corner and with only 407 days left to go, the big question is: will we be ready?
This months 2010 Barometer reading reflects that 66% of South Africans are confident that the country will be ready to successfully host the event.
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