Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 by Orli Bass, Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson

By Orli Bass, Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson

Embracing the results of South Africa internet hosting the 2010 FIFA international Cup, this learn seeks to appreciate the best power good thing about the 2010 international Cup—a repudiation of Afropessimism and an statement of a latest African identification either at domestic and on an international degree. Penned by way of either lecturers and practitioners, this advisor offers an interdisciplinary viewpoint at the possible effects of the realm Cup for the economic climate of South Africa and its towns, from infrastructure improvement to the projection of African tradition and id. cognizance is given to quite a number subject matters together with the administration, charges, and merits linked to the 2010 international Cup; the doubtful monetary 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 international Cup and what it potential to speak about an African Cup, African tradition, and id. This quantity is a useful significant other to policymakers, planners, and scholars as South Africa prepares to host the world’s biggest wearing occasion.

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New York: Manchester University Press Boer W (2004) A story of heroes, of epics: The rise of football in Nigeria. In G Armstrong & R Giulianotti (eds) Football in Africa: Conflict, conciliation and community. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Booth D (1996) Mandela and Amabokoboko: The political and linguistic nationalization of South Africa? ’ The narratives and legitimations surrounding the Moroccan and South African bids for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA finals. Third World Quarterly 25(7): 1293–1310 Cornelissen S (2004b) Sports mega-events in Africa: Processes, impacts and prospects.

The first section provides a description of FIFA, the LOC and the financing of both. The second records FIFA’s requirements, preparations for the event, the timelines and the interventions by FIFA. The third describes government institutional arrangements (three spheres: national, provincial and local government) for the event. The fourth considers the funding arrangements for the stadiums and associated infrastructure. The FIFA Football World Cup Enhancing and extending the reach of football globally is the business of FIFA.

Thus winning the rights to host the 2010 World Cup was a direct consequence of concerted and sustained efforts by state and corporate elites to attract sports mega-events for predominantly two reasons. Firstly, bid protagonists usually stressed the crucial economic and developmental corollaries such events would bring, fusing conventional political discourse with a developmental philosophy. Secondly, and related, is the promotion of a particular notion of Africa and the idea of an African revival consistent with the rhetoric propagated through more conventional political initiatives like the African Renaissance (Cornelissen & Swart 2006).

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