Sunday, January 28, 2007

This can't be good

I was one of the many people thrilled by the decision of soccer's international governing body FIFA to award the 2010 World Cup to South Africa. But this certainly was not anyone had in mind.

Two hospitals in the remote Northern Cape have been told their buildings will be delayed because of cuts in government spending.
The rising cost to South Africa of hosting the World Cup is beginning to take its toll on government spending.

A Northern Cape health official claimed, "The hospital building programme will resume in 2008/9 financial year."

Though the stadium construction costs are already hundreds of millions of dollars over budget, according to the BBC.


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