Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Mother of All Invention - Magazine - The Atlantic

The Mother of All Invention - Magazine - The Atlantic

Law and Order in South Africa: Security and Crowd Control a Major Issue at the FIFA World Cup

The phrase "Law and order" has special application to the mega soccer (association football) event about to take place in Africa.

Are teams, other visitors, fans and journalists safe in South Africa during the FIFA World Cup?

South Africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world and as far as hosting football competitons the country already had a preliminary trial of sorts during the Confederations Cup last year in which several crime incidents were reported.

Initial reports at the World Cup now project a continued feeling of unease:

After Robbery, Is South Africa Ready? | The Atlantic Wire

World Cup fans injured in stampede ("free ticket" exhibition match between Nigeria and North Korea shows police weakness in crowd control)

Lonely Planet has some tips for visitors
while the tips of the South Africa Travel Guide are even better. - A guide to all the stadiums to be used at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa - A guide to all the stadiums to be used at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

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