Preparation for World Cup Disenfranchises Country's Poor

South Africa is eagerly preparing to host the World Cup in June 2010, but the government’s preparatory development projects are negatively impacting the country’s poorest citizens. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe presented a keynote address on 1 March to mark 100 days to the start of the World Cup. He expressed the optimism and pride South […]

Metrorail ‘more than ready’ for World Cup

Rail passenger company Metrorail says it is more than ready to live up to its slogan, “Nomakanjani (No matter what), we’ll take you there” during the upcoming 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup. Metrorail has been experiencing a number of delays in its operations along the Johannesburg and Vereeniging corridor which were, according to the company, […]