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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

World Cup

I came across an interesting BBC article about the World Cup coming to South Africa this month. 

 The Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Phokeng, South Africa is a stones throw from the shacks of orphans that we work with.

There is much hype in South Africa about the World Cup.  Many people expect this to be the great savior of South Africa, bringing in millions of dollars to the economy.  I think that they are going to be sorely disappointed when the games are over and they realize that South Africa still struggles with extreme poverty.

The world cup is going to have very little effect on the millions of poor.  It's pretty amazing that tin shacks without running water lay in the shadow of world class soccer stadiums.

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