Whether the success of South Africa’s widely acclaimed World Cup will translate into more foreign direct investment for sub-Saharan Africa’s most important economy remains a subject of conjecture. Or so it seemed panelists concluded at a World Affairs Council event in Atlanta July 27. “The World Cup Is Over…Now What?” event held at Coca-Cola Co.’s Read more
A panel discussion concerning social and economic challenges facing South Africa is to be held at the Coca-Cola Co. on Tuesday, July 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. Alexander B. Cummings, chief administration officer and executive vice president, at Coca-Cola and former vice president. Coca-Cola Africa; Stephen Hayes, president, Washington-based Corporate Council of Africa and Toni Castel. Read more
The World Cup boom – with new stadiums, roads and airports – created construction jobs that reduced the recession's effects in South Africa, but unemployment is still high, AIDs and crime are major national issues, and poverty is evident just outside the gleaming new stadiums.
Will the World Cup will be a one-time boost or a catalyst that gets the ball rolling for long-term growth Africa's largest economy?
The World Cup in South Africa has already seen some riveting matches, including the U.S. team's unexpected draw against favored England in Saturday's final match.
Before the cup began, we launched a special report looking at football fever's effect on Atlanta. See business news and photos from South Africa, read local soccer stories and find out where to watch World Cup matches around town.
This article is a part of GlobalAtlanta's World Cup Special Report With South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament, this year's Africa Day celebration in Atlanta focused on how sports can help maintain peace on the continent. The celebration was also intended as a morale booster for the U.S. efforts to land the Read more
This story is part of GlobalAtlanta's World Cup Special Report Delta Air Lines Inc. has temporarily added a second nonstop flight this summer from Atlanta to Johannesburg to deal with increased travel demand during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The world's largest soccer tournament began June 11 and lasts a month. Delta started Read more
Johnny Brown has spent the last two years on the sidelines, and he's itching to get back in the game.
After a 37-year career working for the U.S. Commercial Service in postings across Africa and the Middle East, the 61-year-old settled in Conyers, just east of Atlanta, to be near his daughters and his wife's family.
Only one out of every 10 people in South Africa has ever set foot on an airplane. Where outsiders might see that as a problem, the nation's flag carrier considers it an opportunity. For the moment, South African Airways is consumed with preparing for the World Cup, soccer's premier tournament and one of the world's Read more
As Atlanta vies to be a host of the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, South Africa's case shows how soccer's premier event kick-starts growth across sectors. PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – With crisp white roof panels resembling wind-blown sails, the new Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a $270 million example of how the world's largest Read more
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Monica Faith Stewart always identified herself as an African-American. But that was only until she moved to Africa. When the former state legislator began promoting Illinois' trade interests in the continent's southernmost country, she found herself in a place with a huge black majority. But South Africans, perhaps because they were Read more