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2010 World Cup Visitor Survey: 92% would recommend South Africa Friday, 16 July 2010 | Malan JacobsNine out of ten foreigners visiting South Africa for the purposes of the World Cup say that they would recommend South Africa to friends or family as a holiday destination, according to African Response's World Cup Visitor Survey.The survey included 722 tourists, interviewed in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria and investigated perceptions of the various elements of the South African experience, including roads, accommodation, stadia, policing and safety, amongst others. "Post World Cup press has been very positive about the success of the tournament and its implications for tourism and foreign investment. It is very pleasing to see our survey confirming this... Read more/Comment
No incidence of violence at the 10 South African FIFA Fan Fests with 1,5 million visitors in two weeksMonday, 28 June 2010 | Malan JacobsPretoria - More than three million fans world-wide attended the 16 FIFA Fan Fest venues since the start of the World Cup in South Africa two weeks ago, the football governing body said on Sunday. It said 1.5 million people visited the ten Fan Fest venue in South Africa while similar figures were recorded in Rome, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. The Fan Fest have been particularly successful in coastal towns where there has been warmer temperatures. In South Africa, Durban topped the attendance to its Fan Fest venues with more than 375 000 people having watched the World Cup games on the giant screens. At least 304 581 people visited Fen Fest venues in Cape Town... Read more/Comment
World Cup 2010 Crime UpdateSunday, 20 June 2010 | Malan JacobsThe purpose of the following newspaper extracts is not to give the impression that South Africa is a crime-free country – we have indeed a crime crisis in this country. These articles do however give some perspective after articles in the overseas media reported that a world cup bloodbath awaits, or that crime will have an essential impact on most fans’ world cup experience. All in all, Durban has been peacefulDespite 100’s of thousands of people visiting Durban’s beachfront and fan park since the start of the World Cup, Durban police have reported that the area has been largely incident-free. There have been a few minor incidents however, that... Read more/Comment
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