oa Discourse - Editorial

Volume 34 Number 2
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When collaborators in this issue of Discourse were invited in August this year to write an article on the challenges regarding the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Tournament, the questions that dogged the editorial team were the typical questions that have also surfaced regularly in the media during the past few months: Does South Africa possess the finances and expertise required for the challenges? What about crime, infrastructure, accommodation, transport, tourism and security, not only with regard to the tourists who will be attracted to the country, but also regarding South Africans who have long suffered unemployment, crime, social decline, the overloading and deterioration of transport, medical and public service infrastructures, etcetera, etcetera. Are only those who are already advantaged going to benefit from the spin-offs of this international event?

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