2010 World Cup: point of no return
23 February 2009
The “point of no return” – in aeronautical terms, the “radius of action formula” – refers to the moment beyond which a course of action must continue because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive or simply too dangerous.
So it is with South Africa’s charge towards hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup. February is fast becoming one of the most memorable months since South Africa secured the rights to host the event all those years ago.
The Project 2010 column: Craig Urquhart The weekend before last, a grand lighting ceremony was held at Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium to celebrate the completion of the extraordinary 105-metre high arch that towers over the 2010 semi-final venue.
Over the past week, stadium project managers at other sites around the country have begun signing off some of the venues for June’s Confederations Cup – a key curtain-raiser for the world’s biggest single-code sporting event.
And this week, Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburi will [continue reading]