2010 Fifa World Cup economic implications

Jacob Zuma on a tour of Green Point Stadium as celebration of 365 days to kick-off held During the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 11, 2009

The 2010 Fifa world cup to be held in South Africa has been a topic of discussion during the World Economic Forum held last 10 of June.

World leaders discussed the legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup stressing that the opportunities of the event will go beyond South Africa, reaching the whole continent.

Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe, Deputy President of South Africa, felt that South Africa had amply proven its capability of hosting major international events successfully, pointing to the world cup events in rugby and cricket.

The legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup – a press release by the World Economic Forum reports – will resonate not only within South Africa, but also across the continent thanks to unprecedented levels of infrastructure investment.

South Africa is also one of the most prepared countries ever to hold the event, based on independent assessments at both the bid and preparation stages, according to Daniel Alexander Jordaan. Chief Executive Officer, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee, South Africa.

 

Photo by: www.weforum.org / Christopher Olsen

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