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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-05-19

South Africa is all systems go for the World Cup this summer, but high prices and long queues for tickets are overshadowing the build-up.

Many feared that South Africa would not be ready to take up it hosting duties for the 2010 World Cup, but the country is exceeding expectations: the 10 stadiums are ready, the fan parks are underway, and, despite a strike, the transport system is getting there. Even local law enforcement officials are doing a remarkable job in reassuring the local and international community regarding safety concerns.

Despite all this, there is rumbling discontent about the high prices and long queues for tickets… Watch our video for the inside track.

 

Date created : 2010-05-19

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