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Book Launch: Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup

29 July 2009
10:30 - 13:00

Date :

29 July 2009

Time :

10:30 – 13:00


Edited by Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson & Orli Bass

Economic projections are invariably erroneous, and there is much debate regarding whether World Cups benefit or harm the host country’s economy. The 2010 World Cup is meant to assist in promoting economic development and halving unemployment. There is also huge potential benefit in terms of improving international perceptions of the host country, and in nation building. South Africa has the opportunity to contradict commonly held representations of Africa by promoting a contemporary, reinvigorated image of the continent. So who is ultimately going to benefit from the 2010 World Cup, and how?

Join in the conversation as scholars and authors of the new book Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 World Cup discuss the benefits and the pitfalls for mega-event hosting.

RSVP / Enquiries: or call Shaun Stuart tel +27 (0)21 466 8002

All welcome!


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