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South Africa's sporting legacy under question

South Africa could claim glory at the Nations Cup, but has the country's sporting legacy benefited ordinary people?
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 18:11

The quarter-final line-ups are complete at the Africa Cup of Nations, with hosts South Africa preparing to face Mali for a place in the semi-finals.

But have South Africa's big sporting events, such as the football World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations, influenced the growth of grassroots sports for young players?

Paul Rhys reports from Soweto.

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