Who benefits from the Cup?

WHO really stands to benefit and profit from the World Cup and its associated developments? Who could afford the Gautrain from the airport to Sandton?

WHO really stands to benefit and profit from the World Cup and its associated developments? Who could afford the Gautrain from the airport to Sandton?

And who would be travelling from the airport to Sandton anyway, the worker or the businessman and tourist?

Who was Rea Vaya built for? The soccer fan living in a shack in Protea South and parts of Soweto, who still has to pay for a taxi to those few bus stations to get the Rea Vaya bus to Ellis Park to watch a World Cup match he or she cannot even afford, or the tourist who wants to pop safely into Soweto to see how poor Africans live?

Now with the World Cup just around the corner, with no sign of development or employment, we have to ask ourselves who is really benefiting from South Africa hosting the games.

Billions of rands that could have been spent on service delivery and development have been spent on soccer stadiums that will probably never be filled again. Even workers that were fortunate enough to get jobs preparing for the Cup are facing unemployment.

After the 2010 World Cup SA citizens, mostly the poor, will be left indebted and bankrupt

Mandla ka Phangwa,

Devland

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