The 2010 Soccer World Cup really has gotten South Africa to start putting real resources and energy into making our country world-class. If nothing else good comes from the South Africa hosting the 2010 SWC, then that will be enough for me.
I found this on the southafrica.info website.
South Africa’s government has set aside more than R9-billion for upgrading and transforming the country’s transport system ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Modise said the money would be divided among SA’s nine World Cup host cities as follows:
- Bloemfontein – R298-million
- Cape Town – R766-million
- Durban – R851-million
- Johannesburg – R1 320-million
- Nelspruit – R212-million
- Polokwane – R179-million
- Port Elizabeth – R520-million
- Pretoria – 694-million
- Rustenburg – R69-million
In addition, R2 317-million would be spent on SA’s bus system, including the creation of a Bus Rapid Transit System, Modise said.