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Is world cup a good thing for SA? Yes

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Meanwhile, in Southafrica you can also find stories about litlle big changes. A recent SaGoodNews newsletter reported about Lawaaikamp, a community in George, Western Cape, who won’t host world cup matches, but where “a piece of World Cup action that had landed on their doorstep”. FNB and the George municipality recently unveiled the new Lawaaikamp stadium - an all weather artificial soccer pitch. (more…)

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  • Contemporaneamente, dal Sudafrica arrivano anche storie di piccoli ma significativi cambiamenti, negli intenti dei promotori, soprattutto se visti in prospettiva. SAGoodnews, in una sua recente newsletter, ha segnalato il caso di Lawaaikamp, una comunità della città di George, nella regione del Western Cape. George non ospiterà i Mondiali, ma è la sede di uno degli interventi collaterali, finanziati in questo caso dalla FNB (una delle principali banche) e dal comune. (more…)

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  • Is world cup a good thing for SA? No

    In one hand, six billions dollars spent to build stadiums and all the rest. On the other hand, at least 30 per cent of the population who lives with less than 2 dollar a day. According to World Bank, that’s the real dilemma of SA World cup, much more than previewing the team to win the cup. There’s no doubt that a large part of people is struggling to live in an honourable way: that’s why many voices in the country are saying the Championship won’t give any benefit for them. Much more, they underline how things are already getting worse: movements like the Landless People’s Movement (Gauteng), the Rural Network (KwaZulu-Natal) or Abahlali shout against expropiations, violence, threats. Some of them are willing to fly in Italy, next may, to speak about these things.

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  • Da una parte i 6 miliardi di dollari spesi per stadi e infrastrutture. Dall’altra un terzo della popolazione che vive con meno di 2 dollari al giorno. Stando ai dati Banca Mondiale, citati dal Sole 24 ore, il dilemma dei prossimi Mondiali di calcio in Sudafrica sta tutto qui, molto più che nei pronostici sulle sorti calcistiche degli azzurri e delle altre 32 squadre. (more…)

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  • World cup cities: Cape Town


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    Cape Town is a 1,3 million people metropolis. Placed by the sea, where the atlantic meets the indian ocean, Ct has a mediterranean climate, with mild winters (around 18° average) and warm summers (26°). You can find there beaches of any kind, and you can have a wonderful view from the plate top of the Table mountain, who dominates the town. Cape Town is the capital of the Western Cape, where large parts of the country is dedicated to the wineries. The world cup stadium is the new “Green point”, 70.000 people capabilty. In front of it, surrounded by the sea, you can see Robben Island, prison of Nelson Mandela and many other people during the apartheid.

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  • Le città dei mondiali: Cape Town


    E’ una metropoli di circa 1,3 milioni di abitanti. Situata sul mare, praticamente alla confluenza dell’oceano atlantico con quello indiano, ha un clima mediterraneo, con inverni miti (temperatura media intorno ai 18°) ed estati calde (25-27°). Dispone di spiagge per tutti i gusti ed è dominata dalla Table Montain, con la caratteristica parte superiore appiattita, dalla quale si gode un panorama magnifico.Lo stadio dove si svolgeranno gli incontri per la coppa del mondo è il Green Point, con una capacità di 70.000 posti. Cape Town è la capitale della Provincia Western Cape, dove vaste aree sono coltivate a vite. Da segnalare a Robben Island il carcere che ospitò per molti anni Nelson Mandela ed altri esponenti della lotta all’apartheid.

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  • Property agencies and the world cup


    To Rent a lodge with a World cup view: this is the mission of many SA property agencies, who are trying this weeks to place apartments to tourists coming for the championship. Most of requests are about sure and well-connected places: for instance, that’s what SEFF properties has already offered to Russian market. Pam Goldin is especially looking to Cape town atlantic coast luxury apartments: Jawitz properties and Istopover.com are also working about this task.

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