South Africa 2010 Overview

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FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010The young democracy of the Republic of South Africa is located at the southern region of the African continent which homes 46 million people. Zulu is one of their 11 official languages and is spoken by around 24 percent of the population. Aside from their native language, English is widely known by 80 percent of the population.

South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994 ended a century of black oppression and was ruled in majority by Apartheid who officially arrived in 1948. Their past has pushed the officials to progress their constitution to titanic levels to ensure the protection of all its citizens. South Africa is the biggest economy in Africa and known as the biggest exporter of gold and platinum. South Africa won the bid to host FIFA World Cup 2010 because of their advanced telecommunications systems and is tagged as the tenth largest stock exchange in the world using South African Rand as their monetary unit.

The country is commended as one of the few in Africa never to have had a coup d’état and also referred to as The Rainbow Nation – coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and later stressed by then-President Nelson Mandela as metaphor to describe the country’s newly-developing multicultural diversity in the wake of separatist apartheid ideology.

Football in South Africa

Football in South Africa is responsible for the non-racial sport movement which was earlier segregated enforced by the apartheid government. Football is Nelson Mandela’s choice of sport when he was incarcerated on Robben Island. Ffootball became the first sport to become unified in 1991, incorporating the four historically separated football bodies. The African Nation learned to love the sport and has been passionate in their support to the Football. The sound of the Vuvuzela, a plastic horn, gives South African football games a unique lively and distinct atmosphere.

To host their first ever FIFA World Cup 2010, South Africa is building five new football stadiums which will be the first time in history that the region will own stadiums dedicated to football since the Apartheid government built exclusively for rugby and cricket which will leave as a legacy of FIFA World Cup 2010

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  4. […] Carlos Alberto Parreira is definitely all smiles after he signed a four-year deal to coach South Africa in World Cup 2010. This is definitely a better job than what was first offered to him—manage World Cup Finals of 2010. There is no glory in acting as administrator of the greatest sport in the world. Carlos wants to be on the sidelines with player not on some seat high above where the action is. […]

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