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How Will The 2010 World Cup Effect Africa’s Image?

mandela_world_cupIt’s now an accepted fact that South Africa will successfully host the World Cup in 2010, the world’s biggest sporting showcase. Even the naysayers have been slowly won over.

The world’s football authority, Fifa, after watching South Africa successfully host the Confederations Cup, stated that South Africa, on a scale of 1-10, rates highly. Rated 7.5/10, only a catastrophic event, say a natural disaster like an earthquake or the outbreak of war, will force the relocation of the World Cup from South Africa.

It’s natural, then, that the debate has moved from whether South Africa will host the Cup to what hosting the football showpiece will do to South Africa and, by extension, the rest of the continent. (Read More)

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