By Orli Bass, Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson

ISBN-10: 0796922500

ISBN-13: 9780796922502

Embracing the results of South Africa website hosting the 2010 FIFA international Cup, this learn seeks to appreciate the best capability good thing about the 2010 global Cup—a repudiation of Afropessimism and an statement of a latest African identification either at domestic and on a world degree. Penned by way of either teachers and practitioners, this advisor presents an interdisciplinary point of view at the possible results of the area Cup for the economic climate of South Africa and its towns, from infrastructure improvement to the projection of African tradition and id. recognition is given to a number of themes together with the administration, expenditures, and advantages linked to the 2010 international Cup; the doubtful fiscal and employment advantages; venue choice; and funding in infrastructure, tourism, and fan parks. The exam additionally explores the desires and aspirations linked to the 2010 global Cup and what it ability to discuss an African Cup, African tradition, and identification. This quantity is a useful spouse to policymakers, planners, and scholars as South Africa prepares to host the world’s greatest wearing occasion.

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By placing Africa at the centre of international football and exploring the nature of the role played by African states in the development of international football, this chapter has outlined the steady democratisation and globalisation processes which took place within international football and how these came to be reflected through the World Cup. This chapter also explored the role played by South Africa in this process and its increased significance because of its apartheid history. Although the steady inclusion of African states in international football and 30 S O U T H A F R I C A’ S H O S T I N G O F T H E ‘A F R I C A N ’ WO R L D C U P World Cups is perhaps most clearly demonstrated through the structural changes implemented in the twentieth century, these trends have been strengthened and paralleled by broader cultural, political and socio-economic forces.

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For a complex set of political and economic reasons, and arguably also through sheer luck and timing, South Africa managed to wrest the ascendancy from other, more established African contenders who, in purely footballing terms, were perhaps more deserving of host status. Despite what was happening in football and parallel to this, sport – in particular major sporting events – took on increased importance for the post-apartheid South 27 DEVELOPMENT AND DREAMS African government. Having outlined the nature of the role played by South Africa in international football, the next section looks more closely at the recent history of post-apartheid South African state and corporate elites’ drive to host sports megaevents, leading up to the decision to enter the bidding process for 2010.

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