A GOLDEN GOAL FOR SOUTH AFRICA: Security arrangements for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup

  • Johan Burger Institute for Security Studies
Keywords: FAFA, World Cup, security, South Africa, crime


The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup has been a major talking point both locally and internationally, and many concerns have been raised over South Africa’s ability to host such a major event. These concerns essentially relate to infrastructural capacity and security. It goes without saying that South Africa is obliged to provide high level security for participating teams and management as well as for the thousands of spectators who are expected to flood South Africa for the duration of the event. This article takes a look at other high level events that have been hosted in South Africa so as to get an idea of what is required and examines planned security arrangements for the 2010 World Cup.

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