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South Africa: The party is over
Month after the World Cup South Africa can finally assess how to overcome the huge number of challenges it faces.
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2010 13:41 GMT

In June 2010, the eyes of the world were on South Africa as it hosted the largest international sporting event in the world – the FIFA World Cup.

For ordinary South Africans, it was also month-long reprieve from the usual bad news about crime, corruption, and poverty that has plagued the nation in recent years.

But it is only now, months after the World Cup has been over and the fans have long gone home, that South Africa can finally access how it moves forward and how it overcomes the huge number of challenges it faces.

The feeling of national pride and unity engendered by hosting the World Cup did not last long. Job losses are on the rise and South Africans really begin to feel the impact of the global recession.

The Rageh Omaar Report - South Africa: The party is over aired from Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

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