How did the 2010 World Cup contributed towards nation building in South Africa?

For South Africa’s economy, a direct benefit of hosting the tournament was that it added 0.4% to national economic growth, translating into R38-billion that year, as estimated by the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan. This occurred at a time when the rest of the world had fallen into recession.

What was special about the 2010 World Cup?

The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ meant more to South Africa than this time-honoured sport, though. This event saw a massive rejuvenation of local resources and infrastructure, a cooperation amongst so many industries, to make it the best, most vibrant, and most efficient event of the century.

What was the cost of the 2010 World Cup?

2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa With a budget of around $4 billion, the South African government planned to construct and renovate ten stadiums including a waterfront stadium in Cape Town. Overall, these stadiums ended up costing around $5 billion along with $1 billion from the host cities.

What was built for the 2010 World Cup?

Peter Mokaba Stadium This is one of the five stadiums that needed to be constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. It was built next to the old Peter Mokaba Stadium and was…

How much did it cost South Africa to host the World Cup?

Hosting the first soccer World Cup in Africa was seen as a coming of age for the embattled continent. But the month-long tournament, which had a US$3-billion price tag, also came at a time when the country faced an enormous backlog of social needs such as housing, hospitals, water and electricity.

How much did South Africa spend on the 2010 World Cup?

$3 billion
South Africa spent $3 billion on 2010 World Cup.

How much did it cost to build Peter Mokaba Stadium?

Rand1.245 billion
Peter Mokaba Stadium

Capacity 45,500
Surface Rye Grass with Desso GrassMaster
Opened 2010
Construction cost Rand1.245 billion (US$150 million)

What was the qualifying competition for the 2010 World Cup?

The qualifying competition for the 2010 World Cup was combined with the qualification process for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.

How did the 2010 FIFA World Cup spend the pre-event period?

In the pre-event period, activity and energy directed to the 2010 tournament went into fasttrack mode. The expenditure in this phase was directed mainly towards broad infrastructure (including transport and communication capability), the stadia and hospitality infrastructure.

What is South Africa doing to prepare for the 2010 World Cup?

South Africa is committed to greening the 2010 FIFA World CupTMby focusing on the following pillars: conservation of water and energy, waste management, transport and mobility and carbon offsetting. 98 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP COUNTRY REPORT

What lessons have we learned from the 2010 World Cup?

The most important lesson learnt and legacy of the world cup is that we are capable, as a people, of gathering around a common vision and delivering against world class standards and expectations. 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP COUNTRY REPORT 177