2010 World Cup: What remains of the legacy ten years on?


June 2010 – June 2020 is exactly ten years when the first World Cup on African soil was hosted. The continent and South Africans remember it vividly. Ten years later, what remains of this historic world event?

Ten years ago, Africa hosted the first World Cup on its soil. It was in 2010, in South Africa. It was a historic event that was marked not only by the deafening noise of the Vuvuzelas but above all by its success. Ten years on, the South Africans are revisiting history and painting a not-so-glorious picture. South African journalist Tshepang Mailwane shares his memories and talks about the legacy of this great global event that Africa boasted about.

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