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World Cup 2010

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South Africa: Sex work during the 2010 world cup

2012-02-16, Issue 570

Findings of a recent survey do not provide evidence for mass-immigration of foreign sex workers advertising online and in local newspapers, nor a spike in sex work or risk of HIV transmission during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. 'Public health programmes focusing on sex work and HIV prevention during international sporting events should be based on evidence, not media-driven sensationalism that further heightens discrimination against sex workers and increases their vulnerability.'

South Africa: World Cup spending puts PE in red

2011-03-07, Issue 519

A dire cash flow shortage in Nelson Mandela Bay, the sprawling municipality that includes Port Elizabeth, Despatch and Uitenhage, has resulted in an R800 million cut in spending on key service delivery projects in the municipality - including a proje...

Fifa suspends executive committee members over corruption allegations

2010-10-21, Issue 501

FIFA, the world's governing body for football, announced Wednesday that it has provisionally suspended two of its executive committee members who allegedly demanded money in return for their votes in the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup....

South Africa: 'Surprising' cost of running Cape Town stadium

2010-10-12, Issue 500

Ratepayers could end up paying for Cape Town stadium's operating costs after Sail Stadefrance walked out on a 30-year lease to manage the property. The city will take over management of the R4,4-billion stadium. Sail Stadefrance said it had projected...

South Africa: What's left after the World Cup?

2010-09-22, Issue 497

Attempts to measure the tangible and intangible benefits left by the World Cup suggest that while expenditure on infrastructure and stadiums significantly boosted the economy and had some impact on job creation, overall gains were skewed in favour of...

South African soccer: For the love of the game?

2010-07-09, Issue 489

The sun has almost set on the Soccer World Cup and its seeming suspension of our South African 'normalcy'. No doubt, many will try their best to continue to bask in its positively proclaimed 'developmental legacy'; but, as sure as the sun will rise o...

Africa: Football feminine - development of the African game

Soccer and Society

2010-07-02, Issue 488

Football is by far the most popular sport throughout Africa. More than a sport, football in most African countries has deep political, social and economic ramifications. Yet, the game that garners this position is explicitly the men's game. What of t...

South Africa: The political economy of mega-stadiums

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2010-07-02, Issue 488

As South Africa prepares to host the 2010 World Cup finals, public and scholarly discourses have largely overlooked the consequences of interactions between global sport, professional leagues, and grassroots football. Yet analysing this dynamic is im...

Reconciliation through Sports? The case of South Africa

Third World Quarterly

2010-07-02, Issue 488

Can sports—and if so how—serve as a vehicle for reconciliation and increased social cohesion in countries wrecked by civil conflict? This article analyses the case of South Africa and its experiences in the sports sector since the fall of apartheid, ...

Africa: "Pilgrimages": 14 writers for 14 cities

2010-07-02, Issue 488

“Pilgrimages,” a new project of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College and Chimurenga, will send 14 African writers to 13 African cities, and one city in Brazil, for two weeks to explore the complexities of disparate...

Watching the World Cup in Europe

2010-07-03, Issue 488

The FIFA headquarters are nestled into a secluded spot on the hill overlooking Zurich, one of the richest cities in the world. Here a glass of coke will cost you R60 at a restaurant. The city, set around a lake with snow capped mountains in the backg...

South Africa: Labor conditions are 'almost like apartheid'

2010-06-25, Issue 487

With World Cup security stewards complaining of poor working conditions and unpaid wages, a labor dispute threatens to overshadow the action on the pitch in South Africa. SPIEGEL spoke to union head Evan Abrahamse about the workers' complaints....

South Africa: 'Poor People's World Cup' shows exclusion of poor

2010-06-25, Issue 487

Leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, reports have come out alleging that South African authorities had made efforts to hide the homeless population to make areas seem more welcoming to tourists. Now, as the games go on, one organiza...

1st African World Cup: Is qualification a development indicator?

2010-06-25, Issue 487

As South Africa hosts the 2010 World Cup what does the competition, football and sport in general have to contribute to development? As the spotlight shines on South Africa there is intense media scrutiny - and more than a little hype. At the same ti...

World Cup in South Africa: Six red cards for FIFA

2010-06-18, Issue 486

The soccer World Cup began this weekend here in South Africa, with the home team playing a 1-1 draw with Mexico before 95,000 fans at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium. Regardless of whether South Africa’s Bafana Bafana (our boys), ranked #90 in the...

“At least under Apartheid…..” South Africa on the eve of the World Cup

2010-06-18, Issue 486

At long last, soccer fans, the moment is here. On Friday, South Africa took the field against Mexico, the World Cup was officially underway. Nothing attracts the global gaze quite like it. Nothing creates such an undeniably electric atmosphere with e...

Global: Soccer ball makers in poverty

2010-06-18, Issue 486

Asian workers who stitch nearly all the world's soccer balls have seen little improvement in lives dominated by poverty, a report said days before the start of the World Cup tonight. Thirteen years ago companies such as adidas and Nike joined labour ...

World Cup strike spreads to half of venues

2010-06-18, Issue 486

Security stewards angered over low pay expanded their strike Tuesday to five of the World Cup's 10 stadiums, forcing police to assume their duties in a bitter counterpoint to the generally festive tournament. South African Police Services said it dep...

3 600 security stewards lose their jobs

2010-06-18, Issue 486

About 3 600 security stewards - half in Durban and the rest in Cape Town - have lost their jobs at the World Cup stadiums after a wage dispute escalated. Now police have taken over the stewards' duties at the Moses Mabhida and Cape Town stadiums at t...

South Africa: The first Poor People’s World Cup on African soil

2010-06-18, Issue 486

On the 13th of June 2010, the Poor People’s World Cup successfully kicked-off their first day of matches at the Avendale soccer fields, next to Athlone stadium in Cape Town. Early in the morning, the first minibuses with soccer teams arrived from all...

Somalia: Risking life and limb for football

2010-06-18, Issue 486

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that," former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly once said. Uncomfortably close to a bald statement of fact for fans of the beautiful game in Somalia, wh...

The 2010 World Cup and the National Question

2010-06-18, Issue 486

The World Cup has rightly captured the country’s imagination, writes Leonard Gentle. Despite Bafana’s anaemic performance against the Uruguayans, there is still a clear sense of relief amongst opinion makers that we’re pulling off hosting the event. ...

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