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This e-book considers the effects of South Africa’s hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Furthermore, you will find four audio files for free download, in which authors of the book provide further analyses of the book's topic. [editors ilissAfrica]
"The HSRC research project seeks to combine both academic and applied research - 'Social science that makes a difference'.The applied component seeks to contribute to city strategic and programme planning occurring at all levels of government, and involving a mix of stakeholders. The applied component is given effect through research, publications and through an annual poll of public attitudes to the World Cup.The academic component seeks to contribute to an understanding of mega events and urban development, both in respect of South Africa and internationally. The academic component is given effect through ad hoc collaboration with the Centre for Urban and Built Environment Studies (CUBES) of the University of the Witwatersrand, and through academic research conducted independently within the HSRC.Both the applied and the academic components will be further enhanced through collaboration with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)." ... [according to site editor’s information]
"I document episodes of social dramas in South Africa and beyond. The intimate narratives address connections and disjunctions in the gendered micropolitics of everyday live. I did my best to translate my subjective experiences into an inter-subjective account. Yet, the latter is partial, fragmented and intimately tied to my own autobiography. This is a journey into ethnographic borderlands between the material and the imagined."...
The Austrian anthropologue Kurt Wachter writes about the colonial beginnings of football in Africa, about the game's post-colonial development and today's features. [editors ilissAfrica]
In his article, Alegi looks at an early stage of the life of former ANC president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Luthuli in which he was interested in football before entering politics. Alegi then analyses the early relationship between football and anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. He is the author of several books and articles concerning football in Africa / South Africa and is assistant professor at Michigan State University. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The CAF represents international football in Africa, and organises the African Cup of Nations, African Nations Championship CAF, Confederation Cup and the African Champions League. The CAF is the regional branch of the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). [editors ilissAfrica]