n South African Medical Journal - Vuvuzelas :- again? : correspondence

Volume 100, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The vuvuzela, or lepata (Tswana), or 'stadium horn', has recently become an object of intense interest because of its prominence during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Its history has been well documented. We all now know what a vuvuzela is. Its monotonous sound, if produced simultaneously by, say, 40 000 soccer enthusiasts, can fill an entire stadium for hours on end, to the intense irritation of players, coaches, non-participating spectators, TV audiences, and many more (for miles around the stadium).

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