South Africa: World Cup could spell trouble for Zuma
July 14 2010 at 05:46PM
By Peroshni Govender
South Africa’s success in hosting the soccer World Cup has made life more difficult for President Jacob Zuma by raising expectations his government can meet a series of unfulfilled promises in the same bold fashion.
After his government has shown it can deliver all that was needed to host the month-long sporting event, the public now wants Zuma to show the same resolve in dealing with the problems that have lingered since the end of apartheid 16 years ago — unemployment, poverty and a woeful education system.
Zuma now faces a crucial election for local posts across the country in the first half of next year that could determine the fate of the remainder of his term in [continue reading]