FIFA 2010 World Cup Legacy Audit


The purpose of the audit is to document legacy projects across all sectors, including those initiated by government, non-governmental and private business organisations in both South Africa and the rest of the African continent. The 2010 FIFA World Cup was posited as a catalyst for development in South Africa and was therefore Understood in terms of the potential legacy of the event for development. Planning for the event was said to be informed by this aim and expectation. This study therefore seeks to probe, albeit only tentatively, the links between the event and the developmental objectives of the country, as well as the legacy projects and initiatives undertaken. The audit will lay the basis for a future comprehensive impact study on the developmental benefits of the
World Cup, and will help inform strategic decision-making about the hosting of future mega-events.
Rather than present a descriptive account of all legacy initiatives, the current report uses selected legacy projects to tell the story of the World Cup. The objectives of the audit are:
a) to create a historical record of the 2010 FIFA World Cup;
b) to consolidate lessons for future mega events;
c) to ensure public accountability


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Initiated By:
Department of Sport and Recreation
Undertaken By:
Human Sciences Research Council
Evaluation Period:
Evaluation Area:
Housing and infrastructure
Economic planning and development
National Outcome:
National Outcome 6: An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Evaluation Subject:
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Evaluation Documents

File Name
36 EQAT 20130320 tm_mb.pdf
FIFA 2010 World Cup Legacy Audit.pdf 36.pdf

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