Most Profitable in FIfa History: South Africa’s World Cup

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Little has been written about the impact of the World Cup on the South African economy since the excitement died down. Eddie Cottle takes a hard look at the gap between the originally projected R2.3 billion cost to the South African government and the R39.3 billion it finally became. He finds that local and international capital, including Fifa, greatly benefited but few others did.

 

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