Still questions a decade on from SA’s World Cup
Danny Jordaan, who ran the local organising committee, insists that 2010 left a positive legacy for SA
Thursday marks 10 years since SA hosted a World Cup highly charged with symbolism but dogged by questions about the wisdom of spending billions on a sports event that might have been better used elsewhere.
Hosting the first football World Cup in Africa was seen as a coming of age for the embattled continent. But the month-long tournament, which had a $3bn price tag, also came at a time when the country faced an enormous backlog of social needs such as housing, hospitals, water and electricity...