Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup considers the effects of South Africas hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is held that here lies the greatest potential benefit of the 2010 World Cup a repudiation of Afropessimism and an assertion of a contemporary African identity both at home and on a global stage.
The contributors to this volume, both academics and practitioners, provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the probable consequences of the World Cup for the economy of South Africa and its cities, on infrastructure development, and on the projection of African culture and identity.
Attention is given to a range of topics including the management, costs and benefits associated with the 2010 World Cup, the uncertain economic and employment benefits, venue selection, and investment in infrastructure, tourism and fan parks. The contributors then explore the less tangible hopes, dreams and aspirations associated with the 2010 World Cup and interrogate what it means to talk about an African Cup, African culture and identity.
Academics, policy-makers and the reading public will find this book an invaluable companion as South Africa prepares to host the worlds largest sporting event.
Richard Tomlinson, Orli Bass and Udesh Pillay
2 The road to Africa: South Africas hosting of the African World Cup
Justin van der Merwe
3 Managing the alchemy of the 2010 Football World Cup
4 South Africa 2010: Initial dreams and sobering economic perspectives
Stan du Plessis and Wolfgang Maennig
5 Mega-events as a response to poverty reduction: The 2010 World Cup and urban development
Udesh Pillay and Orli Bass
6 Anticipating 2011
7 Venue selection and the 2010 World Cup: A case study of Cape Town
Kamilla Swart and Urmilla Bob
8 Sport, mega-events and urban tourism: Exploring the patterns, constraints and prospects of the 2010 World Cup
9 The 2010 World Cup and the rural hinterland: Maximising advantage from mega-events
10 Public viewing areas: Urban interventions in the context of mega-events
Christoph Haferburg, Theresa Golka and Marie Selter
11 In the shadow of 2010: Democracy and displacement in the Greater Ellis Park Development project
12 Urban dreams: The 2010 Football World Cup and expectations of benefit in Johannesburg
13 Aiming for Africa: Durban, 2010 and notions of African urban identity
14 The offside rule: Womens bodies in masculinised spaces
15 A World Cup and the construction of African reality