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Vol 51 No 1

Published 8th January 2010

South Africa

Global plaudits, local travails

Despite the doubters, President Zuma’s government is set to hold a successful World Cup but will face demands for action on jobs and services

In his New Year address, President Jacob Zuma likened 2010 to 1994, when South Africa became a democracy. To the outside world, the only big event happening in South Africa this year is the FIFA World Cup and if Zuma has his way, that is how matters will stay until the tournament is over.

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