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1 Fifa Soccer World Cup Legacy Unpacking the World Cup legacy With the successful conclusion of Africas first World Cup, it remains to be seen what the broader legacy of the event wil l be for sub-Saharan Africa . While there is jus tifiably much pride in South Africas tremendous work in hosting a major world event, it is not yet clear what will be le ft behind for Africa s children. South African President Jacob Zuma rightly argued at an education summit before the final game that there could be no greater legacy tha n universal primary education a cross the continent. Yet, the latest figures demonstrate that 32 million children still do not go to primary school in sub- Saharan Africa. Overall levels of international aid to basic education for the region declined after 2007 and have not grown si gnificantly sin ce 2003 . Without a much greater and more targeted investment in education in Africa, there is no chance that world leaders will achieve their commitment to universal primary education by 2015. Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday pledged South Africa's support to a global campaign to ensure education for all the world's children. "We are determine d that the 2010 Fifa World Cup should leave a legacy for education on this continent," he said joining other world leaders' messages of support for the campaign via satellite. The 1Goal: Education for All campaign was aimed at ensuring the 75 million children not in schoo l were provided with primary e ducation. Half of these 75 million children lived in Africa. "South Africa is committed to do whatever is nece ssary to ensu re that all our children get a quality educ ation," Zuma said. He was s peaking a t Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium where world leaders sent messages of support that were broadcast across the globe via satellite link. United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon said: "We cannot rest until every child receives a quali ty education ." He said 2010 marked a decade since the world committed to providing prima ry education for a ll. To date 40 million children benefited
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    Fifa Soccer World Cup Legacy

    Unpacking the World Cup legacy

    With the successful conclusion of Africa s first World Cup, it remains to be seen what

    the broader legacy of the event will be for sub-Saharan Africa. While there is justifiably

    much pride in South Africa s tremendous work in hosting a major world event, it is not

    yet clear what will be left behind for Africa s children. South African President Jacob

    Zuma rightly argued at an education summit before the final game that there could be

    no greater legacy than universal primary education across the continent. Yet, the latest

    figures demonstrate that 32 million children still do not go to primary school in sub-Saharan Africa. Overall levels of international aid to basic education for the region

    declined after 2007 and have not grown significantly since 2003. Without a much

    greater and more targeted investment in education in Africa, there is no chance that

    world leaders will achieve their commitment to universal primary education by 2015.

    Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday pledged South Africa's support to a

    global campaign to ensure education for all the world's children. "We are determined

    that the 2010 Fifa World Cup should leave a legacy for education on this continent," he

    said joining other world leaders' messages of support for the campaign via satellite.

    The 1Goal: Education for All campaign was aimed at ensuring the 75 million children

    not in school were provided with primary education. Half of these 75 million children

    lived in Africa. "South Africa is committed to do whatever is necessary to ensure that

    all our children get a quality education," Zuma said. He was speaking at

    Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium where world leaders sent messages of support that

    were broadcast across the globe via satellite link.

    United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon said: "We cannot rest until every child

    receives a quality education." He said 2010 marked a decade since the world

    committed to providing primary education for all. To date 40 million children benefited

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    from this pledge but more needed to be done. With your support, the most important

    goals at the 2010 World Cup will be the millennium development goals," Ban said.

    Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan, co-founder and co-chairwoman of the campaign,

    said more support was needed to ensure children grew up to fulfill their potential.

    "How much will it cost to get children from low income countries into early childhood

    programmes? 11 billion dollars, what the world spent last year on computer games.

    "Or seven billion pounds, what one British bank raised from investors in 2008. If one

    industry, one bank has that much money, how can the world's richest countries not find

    the same amount? "When the final whistle blows at the World Cup in 2010 we want

    every politician to know our goal, one goal, that global education is a global dream,"

    she said, urging countries like the United States to support the campaign.

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter, speaking from Zurich, said the 2010 World Cup represented

    a "unique opportunity" to mobilise support around the globe to provide education for all

    children in Africa. The soccer spectacle was a good rallying point for world leaders to

    improve global education. Football was a "force for change". "Together we can work

    towards making universal education in Africa a reality," he said. South Africa's soccer

    greats, former Bafana Bafana midfielder Doctor Khumalo, former Bafana Bafana

    defender Mark Fish as well as players Matthew Booth and Shaun Bartlett also pledged

    their support.

    The 1Goal campaign calls on football fans to sign their names to a petition to urge

    world leaders to act on providing education. Soccer players from across the globe have

    backed the campaign, including Rio Ferdinand, Thierry Henry, Robinho, Michael Essien,

    Nicolas Anelka and Michael Owen. It is also supported by celebrities Kevin Spacey,

    Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Bono and Kelly Rowland.

    http://www.sa2010.gov.za/node/2517

    1G oal: education 'the greatest legacy

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    Addressing heads of state during the "1Goal: Education for All" summit in Pretoria on

    Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said there was no greater legacy that hosting the 2010

    Fifa World Cup could leave than that of education. "The most important investment

    in the future of any nation is in education. No legacy can be higher than that," he said.

    The President told the summit that there were approximately 72-million children across

    the world who were not in school, with half of them in Africa.

    E nsuring education funding

    1Goal aims to help the millions who do not have access to education by ensuring that

    governments keep their promises related to education and provide the money needed

    to get every boy and girl to school by 2015, or by the next World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

    Zuma urged the world leaders to renew their commitment to advancing the millennium

    Development Goals relating to education, which included giving every citizen in every

    society the benefit of an education. World governments needed to redouble their

    efforts to ensure that the suffering of those most affected was not prolonged, he

    added. Zuma called on African countries to focus on the basics, such as ensuring

    school fees and uniforms did not become a barrier to education. "We have to fund

    feeding schemes to ensure that children are healthy and physically ready to study. We

    have to strengthen ties with community and non-governmental organisations, the

    religious sector and others to help us reach children in remote areas who are not

    attending school . More teachers needed to be employed and trained, to

    improve the quality of learning and teaching, and more investments had to

    be made in programmes that kept children from dropping out of school .

    Scoring a bigger goal

    Other speakers at the summit also emphasised the need for the World Cup to leave

    behind a legacy that would impact on future generations. Bafana Bafana captain Aaron

    Mokena told the heads of state that they had the opportunity to create the greatest

    legacy in one of the world's biggest sporting event in history by giving children

    worldwide access to education. "We have just seen the world's greatest game

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    celebrate its greatest tournament but now we have the chance to score a bigger goal,"

    he said. Mokena said the world had failed to deliver on its promise to ensure that every

    child in the world had an education, and called on world governments to act quickly and

    decisively in providing children everywhere access to education. The campaign would

    translate into giving hope to children and youngsters across the world and hope was

    what the youth of the world needed, he added.

    G iving children opportunities

    1Goal ambassador, 12-year-old Nthabiseng Tshabalala, asked the leaders to give the

    children of the world the same opportunities they had when they were younger. "There

    are millions of children in Africa and around the world who can't go to school. I think

    that our government and other governments should do everything they can to make

    sure that all children are allowed to get the education they need for their futures. "As

    leaders, you had your opportunity to go to school. Please sure make that 72 million

    children get theirs," she said. Fifa president Sepp Blatter said some of the biggest

    names in world football including Pele, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo, as well as teams

    such as Manchester United and Barcelona had added support to the 1Goal campaign.

    The African Union and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural

    Organisation also gave the campaign its support at the summit.

    http://www.southafrica.info/2010/1goal-120710.htm

    FIFA s legacy of Football for Hope mean to South Africa

    Firstly, the FIFA World Cup itself is one of the biggest events that South Africa has ever

    had, but Football for Hope has brought this spectacle right here to Alexandra. I think

    this is that legacy most people here and all of us will never forget that there was the

    Football for Hope festival here in Alexandra. So this is a legacy for our young people,

    for old, for everyone that will never go away from our minds.

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    The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter

    attended the opening of the Football For Hope Festival 2010 in Alexandra.

    The opening of the Festival was a milestone in Football For Hope s work, as it was the

    first in the organisation s history; evidence to FIFA s mission of building a better future

    with improved healthcare and the provision of education for young people the key aims.

    It represents the universality of our game and also the universality of the World Cup.

    But concerning the legacy, the movement of Football for Hope, which we have started

    with the decision to make 20 Centres in Africa and other projects around the world,

    means there is education and also healthcare, linked with football. There was not a

    better opportunity than at the end of the competition, with just the last four matches

    remaining, to start with this competition here, which is a very special one.

    It was the idea not only behind this World Cup but the idea behind football. It has

    been repeated before and if I say it, it has not the same the value as if the President of

    the Republic of South Africa is saying it, but football is more than kicking a ball and this

    I have realised since the very beginning of my career. You can say that football can

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    bring people together but more than that, football is a school of life because the

    essence of football is discipline and respect and if you transmit discipline and respect

    not only on the field of play but towards your families, towards your business, towards

    your friends then football can play a very important social, cultural role in education and

    this is the hope we have in football. Football can do that because it is the most popular

    game in the world (Joseph S. Blatter).

    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1267815/index.html

    E conomic growth impact

    The gross economic impact will be R93-billion, with 62% expected to be generated pre-

    2010 and 38% during the course of the year. Foreign tourism will account for 16% of

    the gross impact. The majority of economic spend comes from the government's spend

    on infrastructure and some operational expenditure. This has increased significantly

    compared to original budgets, from R17.4-billion (2007) to R30.3-billion, with a further

    R9-billion or more spent by cities and provinces. Net additional economic impact in

    2010 is 0.54% of GDP - comprising an estimated 0.48% from net additional foreign

    tourism and 0.06% Fifa spending. This is significant, since GDP growth this year is

    estimated at 2.0 to 2.5%, of which 0.5% is accounted for by a single event.

    Sustaining jobs

    In terms of the World Cup impact on jobs, Grant Thornton finds the figures very

    encouraging. The number of annual jobs sustained in total is 695 000. Of these,

    280 000 annual jobs will be sustained in 2010 and 174 000 by the net additional

    economic activity in this year. This is an economic measure of equivalent annual jobs

    sustained by this amount of economic activity, and not new jobs created. "We continue

    to be upbeat about the impact of the World Cup," said Saunders. "The stadia will be

    full and it will be great event; the profiling of South Africa and future spin-offs have

    always been the real benefit of hosting an event of this magnitude."

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    V erbatim

    Nelson Mandela : The

    World Cup will help unify

    people, if there is one thing

    in this planet that has the

    power to bind people, it is

    soccer."

    Sepp Blatter : "Life is

    rhythm, football is rhythm

    and I feel the rhythm

    when I am in South

    Africa."

    Paul Bannister : "The 2010

    World Cup is a powerful

    creator of opportunity for all

    and must be used as a

    springboard to our future."