Minister Trotman must reconsider the Guyana Forestry Commission Board

first_imgDear Editor,I write today not as a critic of any particular person or group of persons but as a young man who has been involved in forestry since birth. My father was involved and his father was also involved. Over the last few months I have noticed some troubling signs which have lead me to believe that the forestry sector is heading in the direction of disrepair.As a stakeholder, I am familiar with all the happenings and probably even privy to outside information which may not meet persons in authority. There are a few things I would like to bring to your attention. First, it is no secret that Minister Trotman is a lawyer who was, prior to his appointment as Minister, in private practice. He has little or no experience in dealing with the forestry sector. Regardless, he has been placed in more of a managerial position and therefore has to rely on the relevant qualified persons around him for advice so as to enable him to make proper and prudent decisions. This said, the Minister should be revising the composition of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Forestry Commission. The Chairperson of the Board has made no significant contributions to the forestry sector in Guyana. Even if we were to forget her lack of experience, we cannot ignore that she has made no significant contribution to the forestry sector for the period she has been Chairperson.Another person of interest on the Board is Clayton Hall. I am aware that Hall is also a member of a number of other boards. Clayton Hall once served as the Commissioner of the Guyana Forestry Commission and because of his failure to adequately and successfully manage the Commission, he was removed. While Mr Hall brings qualifications to the Board, he lacks the ability to adequately and appropriately contribute to the development of the sector. On many occasions, my fellow stakeholders have indicated that he has been a failure in most of his professional and business endeavours. At the beginning of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change’s term in office, Hall was appointed as Advisor to Minister Trotman; however, I was told that he no longer holds that position and is no longer located at the Ministry. He nevertheless holds a position within the Natural Resources Ministry. I wonder if this was done because the Minister recognised that he has very little to contribute.Janet Bulkan is another member of the Board who should not be there. This woman does not live in Guyana. She has been critical of the forestry sector for as long as I can remember. She has no interest in making suggestions to fix what may be wrong with the sector. Her interest seems to be rooted in pushing foreign investors out of Guyana .Guyana is a poor country. The people of Guyana do not have the money to make large investments like foreign companies. For the Guyanese people to benefit, Guyana needs foreign investors to assist so instead of pushing the foreign investors out, what we should be doing is encouraging them to invest. I am quite certain with properly drafted agreements, the Guyanese people will benefit.Editor, we heard the Finance Minister recently state that in 2015, for the first time in recent history, forestry among other industries has found itself “in various states of distress”. I believe this alone is evidence that the people who are currently responsible for the sector are not doing a good job. Prior to the appointment of the new Board, the sector was in a better position and this is what has lead me to conclude that it is probably more the board which is responsible.As a person whose life is deeply rooted in the forestry sector, I can say that there has been an increase in illegal activities throughout Guyana at the logging concession level. There are cases of officers turning a blind eye to illegal activity and the illegal movement of wood. This has been crippling the businesses of persons who are doing things the legal way.I therefore urge the Minister to carefully review and reconsider the members of the board at the Guyana Forestry Commission. There are a number of persons in Guyana who are young, qualified and suitably experienced to comprise the board. Let us not be blind to loyalty. If the Minister is truly interested in moving the sector forward, then he needs suitably qualified and experienced persons to assist. With the right people by his side, he will be able to make proper and prudent decisions. The Minister needs to remember that he is the person under the microscope, he is the one who sits in Parliament and has to be scrutinised and it will be his reputation and abilities that will be called into question when the sector does not perform and therefore he should have the best, brightest and most capable people at his side. The livelihood of a number of Guyanese, like myself, depend on the smooth running of the Guyana Forestry Commission.last_img read more

Sserunkuma is still our player Gor insist

first_img“The only player we have released is Geoffrey Kizito. Sserunkuma is still our player,” Pesa sensationally claimed in what could be yet another tussle between the club and the Ugandan Cranes international who has twice tried to force a move away from K’Ogalo, recently mid last season when he went to Europe for trials.Fellow Uganda Cranes, Kizito was allowed to move on Monday after the club declined to demands of doubling his salary whilst Harambee Stars defender, David Owino, is reported to be set for trials at Simba with an aim of securing a permanent move from the two-time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions.The Standard deal comes a day after the club admitted it was struggling to maintain their top players ahead of a KPL hat-trick winning attempt and CAF Champions League campaign besides the KPL Top 8 and GOtv Shield cup ventures next season.The Short Message Service (SMS) driven campaign between Gor and the group that runs the Standard and Nairobian newspaper titles as well as KTN television seeks to mobilise fans to raise funds for the team.By sending an SMS to the number 22840 fans will subscribe to the service and with it make a donation to the club. This will complement the team’s efforts to raise money through their paybill number 350100 on the Safaricom mobile network.Speaking during the function Standard Media Group Managing Editor Digital David Ohito said the partnership between the two entities will not only help Gor Mahia raise money, but would also help officials have a register of fans.“It is our desire to develop young talent in the country and we hope that a time will come when the KPL will become a good employer,” he said.He added:”We also want this partnership to provide the club with a sustainable revenue stream which will make them self-sustaining in the long run.”Gor treasurer Ken Otieno admitted that the club is broke and needs help to be able to sign new blood and pay the current players.“Our accounts are empty and have not paid our players their November salary. We are calling upon corporate sponsors to come on board and assist us,” he disclosed.The Standard Group also donated Sh100,000 to Gor Mahia to kick start the campaign.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, December 10-Top scorer Dan Sserunkuma is still a league champions Gor Mahia player the club insists despite the Ugandan joining Tanzanian giants Simba SC in the close season.The startling revelation was made by club first vice-chairman John Pesa on Tuesday when the cash strapped club entered into an agreement with Standard Media Group to raise funds through a mobile service number.last_img read more

FSJ Hospital Foundation contributes $150,000 to MRI machine

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has contributed to MRI imaging at the Fort St. John Hospital.The Foundation has put $150,000.00 towards the service.The machine is expected to reduce wait times for MRI services and also help avoid lengthy trips elsewhere to receive scans.Executive Director, Gord Klassen, says “We are extremely pleased that the Fort St. John Hospital will be receiving a permanent MRI. The installation of this equipment in our hospital aligns perfectly with the Foundation’s mandate to ‘enhance patient care and comfort’, so it was obvious to us that we should contribute to this project.”- Advertisement -The Hospital Foundation says the funds for this are from the money raised from the past 2 years’ Bluey Day events, and will be allocated from the Foundation’s ‘Cancer Treatment and Diagnostic’ Fund.The installation of the MRI machine is expected in Spring of 2017.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger deadline, De Gea or Courtois for Madrid and mega Ibrahimovic deal

first_imgHere’s all the top transfer-related news in Sunday’s newspapers…Arsenal chiefs have told Arsene Wenger he must make a decision on his future during the international break, wanting speculation on whether the Frenchman is staying or going when his contract expires in the summer to be put to bed before their league clash with Manchester City on April 2. (Mirror)Chelsea and Arsenal could go head-to-head for Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard in the summer market. The 24-year-old has one season left on his contract at Old Trafford. (The Sun)Southampton have entered the race for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, with the Saints concerned Fraser Forster will leave in the summer. Everton have been linked to the latter. (The Sun)Torino, however, are keen to sign Hart on a permanent deal at the end of the season, with the England international having settled well with the Italian club during his season-long loan spell. (Express)David De Gea has been told by Real Madrid to decide on a move to the Santiago Bernabeu by May, having met with his agent to discuss such a move. If the Spaniard opts to remain at Old Trafford, Los Blancos will turn their attention to Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. (Mirror?)Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered around £15m to join LA Galaxy when his contract expires with Manchester United in the summer which, should he accept, would make him the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer history. (Express)West Ham United are open to selling Andy Carroll in the summer – the striker is reportedly on the wish list of a number of Chinese clubs – and want to replace him with Daniel Sturridge. The Hammers are willing to pay £25m for the Liverpool forward. (Daily Star)Gylfi Sigurdsson is attracting interest from Everton and West Ham, but Swansea City will not sell their playmaker for a penny under £30m. (Daily Star)And here are the latest headlines…Manchester United transfer news: Jose Mourinho eyeing shock summer move for Arsenal forward Alexis SanchezJack Wilshere hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Bournemouth manager Eddie HowePep Guardiola excited for Wembley trip and determined to make Manchester City a ‘winning club’Ronald Koeman talks up Ross Barkley’s England chances after impressive Everton displayNo Zlatan? How Manchester United can line up without striker Ibrahimovic10 on loan players who could return to star for their Premier League parent club 1 Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more

Benjamin Mendy could make Man City return in Carabao Cup clash, reveals Guardiola

first_img RANKED 2 Benjamin Mendy has been joining in with the celebrations, but now he can get back on the pitch “The guys who have a lot of games in their legs are going to rest,” Guardiola said.“Players who need to play, who haven’t played lately or have come back from injury, are going to play.”“We are going to play some young players and some will be on the bench.“Two or three will play and two or three will be on the bench. Kevin is going to play.” Captain Vincent Kompany, though, remains on the injury list.The Belgian centre-back has been out since the victory over Liverpool on January 3 with a muscular problem and is not ready for this game.Guardiola said of Kompany: “He’s not OK. He’s had a few little injuries and he’s not fit.Asked when the defender will return, Guardiola added: “Soon – but I don’t know when.” LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TRANSFER LATEST ON TALKSPORT.COM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Benjamin Mendy could make his long-awaited return to the Manchester City team in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Burton Albion, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.The French full-back has been out of action since November having undergone surgery on a knee injury. Man City pulled no punches against their League One opponents at the Etihad REVEALED targets But Guardiola has revealed Mendy has travelled with the rest of the City team for their second-leg against League One Burton.“He is in the squad, he will travel with us,” the manager told the media at a pre-match press conference.Asked if he could be on the bench, Guardiola added: “Maybe.”City have all but put the tie to bed already, as they go to the Pirelli Stadium with a huge 9-0 lead from the first-leg.And while Guardiola will make changes to his team, he is likely to field another strong XI against a side two divisions below them – with Kevin De Bruyne among the senior players set to feature. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father last_img read more

‘It’s a loss to everyone in football’ – Neil Warnock on Emiliano Sala’s untimely death

first_img REVEALED MONEY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ADVICE Emiliano Sala’s body was discovered in the plane wreckage “You’ve seen tributes from all over the place, from little clubs in the fourth division to the top clubs,” Warnock said in his first press conference since the confirmation of Sala’s death.“When something like this happens it brings all the football family together.“It’s a loss to everyone in football. I know we’re the closest, but when you see the response from world-class players and the amount of money they were able to raise (for the recovery process) in the space of a few hours was amazing.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Cardiff are reportedly at risk of a transfer ban due to a dispute with Nantes over the £15million fee paid to the Ligue 1 club for Sala.The Bluebirds did not pay the first instalment of the fee within the required time frame and Nantes are believed to be prepared to launch a legal case against them.Warnock said of the financial issue: “The least of my worries is the record signing, finance does not come into it from my point of view. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Pilot David Ibbotson, the only other person on the aircraft, remains missing.Tributes have poured in for Cardiff’s record-signing, who died aged 28 just two days after joining the Premier League side from Nantes.The Bluebirds wore shirts with yellow daffodils on them in last weekend’s defeat of Bournemouth, while a shirt bearing a photo of Sala was raised by the club’s players after Bobby Reid opened the scoring.Cardiff have asked the Premier League to wear the daffodils again for this weekend’s trip to Southampton, while both teams are expected to don black armbands throughout the match.Emiliano Sala: Born in Argentina, forged in France, and tragically taken on his way to Wales 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow 2 Cardiff players and supporters have worn daffodils in tribute to Sala no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Neil Warnock has called Emiliano Sala’s death a ‘loss to everyone in football’ following confirmation that a body recovered from the English Channel was that of the Cardiff City striker.Sala was identified by authorities on Thursday after a body was brought back to the surface from the wreckage of the Piper Malibu, which went missing on January 21. BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Air Accidents Investigation Branch Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “I couldn’t be more grateful to Ken (Choo, chief executive) and Mehmet (Dalman, chairman), they are keeping everything away from me.“Off the field they are dealing with all that, and that’s the way to move forward.“I’ve got enough on my plate dealing with the football on the field.”last_img read more

Inishowen marine development to be opened this Friday

first_imgThe Bunagee Marine Development at Culdaff will be officially opened this Friday.The new development will be officially opened by Joe McHugh TD Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development.This project which saw the development of a safe haven including a breakwater and pontoons to accommodate up to 15 vessels at Bunagee Pier was developed by Donegal County Council as part of a major cross-border and transnational project known as Sail West and involved 21 partners from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the West Coast of Scotland. The new marine development at Bunagee is part of an overall Donegal County Council marine tourism strategy to grow our necklace of marine tourism infrastructure in order to bring Donegal to the forefront of marine tourism experiences in Europe.The project cost just under €1.3million and was funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Cross-border Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. The project was constructed by Deane Public Works and Doran Consulting was awarded the contract as the Consultant Engineers.Speaking before the official opening Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey said that this project is a major boost for the development of the marine tourism sector not only in Inishowen but for the entire county.“We have a wonderful marine tourism product here in Donegal and the new Bunagee Marine Development is a great addition to our existing infrastructure. Situated close to the beautiful village of Culdaff, Bunagee is an ideal base that will give visitors the opportunity to explore the Inishowen Peninsula and the county.” The Bunagee Marine Development was constructed as part of the wider Sail West project which saw the emergence of the well known MalinWaters brand in 2010.MalinWaters covers the shared maritime waters of North West Ireland including counties Donegal & Sligo, the maritime counties of Northern Ireland and Western Scotland. This region boasts fantastic opportunities for sailing, surfing, diving, kayaking as well as other water based activities.While EU funding for the Sail West project ended in 2015, the project partners wished to continue on the success of marketing the MalinWaters brand and to maintain the very effective partnership with a view to leveraging future EU funding opportunities when they become available.As a result of ongoing marketing activity awareness of the MalinWaters brand is growing with over 40% increase in visitors to the website in 2017 compared with the previous year with many enquiries being received about the new Bunagee Marine Development in recent weeks.MalinWaters as the project is now known, is funded on an annual basis by the partners directly and is managed by the Donegal County Council Marine Tourism Officer to ensure the MalinWaters brand continues to progress in a positive direction. The official opening of new Bunagee Marine Development at Culdaff will take place at 2.30pm on Friday 9 June.Inishowen marine development to be opened this Friday was last modified: June 7th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bunagee PierdonegalInishowenlast_img read more

Harps head to Limerick aiming for quarter-final spot

first_imgInjured: Packie Mailey (hamstring)Doubtful: Paddy McCourt (hip)Suspended: Eddie DsaneOn Friday, Galway United, Longford Town, Shamrock Rovers, Bluebell United, Drogheda United and holders Cork City all advanced to the quarter-finals. Finn Harps turn their attention to the FAI Senior Cup tomorrow evening when Ollie Horgan’s outfit take on Limerick F.C. in the second round of the competition at the Markets Field (kick-off 6.30). It’s going to be a difficult assignment for the visitors against a Limerick side who recorded an excellent 1-0 home league win over Bohemians last Saturday evening.“We’re under no illusions about the scale of the challenge against Limerick who are coming into the game after that crucial victory over Bohs last weekend. But, we’re going to the Markets Field to get a result and that’s all our lads have been focusing on this week. We had a couple of downs with the league defeats against Pat’s and Cork but that is football and we want to get things back on track and a good result against Limerick would be a lift” Horgan said.The manager has confirmed that central defender Packie Mailey will be out for a period due to a hamstring injury while Paddy McCourt continues to be troubled by a hip problem. Eddie Dsane will miss tomorrow evening’s match after amassing five yellow cardslast_img read more

A Macon County Deputy Has Been Indicted And Charged

first_imgA Macon County deputy has been indicted and charged with misdemeanor death of a passenger after a February 2019 crash. On Monday, a Macon County Grand Jury indicted Deputy Cody Nathan Mitchell, 28, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and charged him with misdemeanor death by vehicle. On February 12, Deputy Mitchell was transporting James Baggott, 66, of Franklin to his home when the vehicle Mitchell was driving hydroplaned, hit a ditch and rolled several times on US-64 in Macon County.last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: legacy stories

first_imgYou can find a list of legacy stories related to the 2010 Fifa World Cup held in South Africa, here:One of the developments as a result of the 2010 Fifa World Cup is the brand new infrastrusture, like the stadiums for sport like soccer. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterThe social and economic benefits created by hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ will continue to be felt by South Africa and the continent for years to come. Here are just some of the legacy stories that have flowed from the event:World Cup Legacy Trust unveiledSouth Africa and football governing body Fifa have unveiled a Legacy Trust aimed at boosting education, health, humanitarian activities and football development in the country following the successful hosting of the first Fifa World Cup on African soil.World Cup ‘worth every cent’: surveyOver 309 000 tourists, together spending around R3.6-billion, more than 95% saying they would visit again – a study of the impact of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on South Africa’s tourism industry shows that the event was worth every cent invested in it.FNB pours R40m into local footballFirst National Bank, one of South Africa’s four major banks, is to invest R40-million (US$5.8-million) in developing the country’s young footballers over the next few years as part of its 2010 Fifa World Cup legacy programme.Football for Hope in MaliHerekoura, literally translated, means “new happiness” in Bambara, the principle language of Mali, and this is how the locals felt about the recent opening of the Football for Hope centre in Baguineda – the fourth of 20 such centres being built across Africa as a legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Mbombela Stadium welcomes Black AcesLoyal soccer fans in Mpumalanga are in for a treat thanks to a deal that will see their home team, Black Aces, playing five Premier Soccer League fixtures at Mbombela Stadium, one of South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup venues.Bright future for FNB StadiumThe FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, a hub of activity during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, is the most profitable facility that was built or renovated in South Africa for tournament matches – and its success as a venue looks set to continue.Unpacking the World Cup legacyUp to one percentage point of extra GDP growth; a catalyst for creating jobs and skills while expanding infrastructure; invaluable lessons in how to deliver on major projects; a massive international image boost; new unity and self-belief at home … Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan unpacks some of the 2010 Fifa World Cup legacy.World Cup surveys highlight successThe successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup has done wonders for South Africans’ national confidence and the country’s image abroad, according to pre- and post-tournament surveys commissioned by Fifa.Football for Hope in WindhoekKatutura township, in the heart of Namibia’s capital of Windhoek, came alive as locals gathered to witness the opening of the Katutura Football for Hope Centre – the third of 20 such centres being built across Africa as a legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.World Cup ambulances redistributedSeventy-three new Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz ambulances bought specifically for the 2010 Fifa World Cup have been redistributed among state hospitals in South Africa’s North West province.KZN counts World Cup benefitsAn estimated R3-billion was injected into the KwaZulu-Natal provincial economy by South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with the long-term benefits expected to exceed this by far as the “intangible” effects of the tournament kick in over the coming years.World Cup spirit lives on in Youth ZonesThe energy and spirit of South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup is being harnessed for sustainable social development in Africa through the Youth Zones initiative, which combines football, computer literacy and life-skills training to create an enabling environment for young people in disadvantaged communities.Football for Hope in NairobiIn the dusty streets of Mathare in Nairobi, Kenya, dreams were nurtured as the young people of the township celebrated the opening of the Mathare Football for Hope Centre – the second of 20 such centres being built across Africa as a legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Cape Town stadium looks forwardCape Town’s Green Point stadium, visited by over half-a-million football fans during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, had cost about 25% less than its council-approved operating budget over the last 18 months, its operator said while outlining future plans for the venue on Wednesday.SA to ride World Cup ‘tailwind’: OECDSuccessfully hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup has earned South Africa “a lot of respect” and “will bring business opportunities and hopefully will open markets,” says the Organization for Co-Operation and Development.Innovation legacy of World CupSouth Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup will leave its mark, experts say, not only in the many humanitarian initiatives which have sprung up around it, but also in lasting improvements in infrastructure and technology in the country.South Africa’s World Cup wins heartsThe aftermath of hosting what has been hailed by one and all as a successful 2010 Fifa World Cup will no doubt leave South Africans with a massive hangover. However, the tournament has given them a new sense of pride, confidence and optimism, and opened a new chapter not only for the hosts but for the African continent.1Goal: education ‘the greatest legacy’Addressing heads of state during the “1Goal: Education for All” summit in Pretoria on Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said there was no greater legacy that hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup could leave than that of education.Rugby, football – and a nation unitedIn 1994, when South Africa shed the shackles of apartheid, it did not mean the country was automatically set on a path of unity. Sport – starting with the 1995 Rugby World Cup, followed up by the 1996 African Nations Cup, and continuing with the 2010 Fifa World Cup – played and continues to play a major unifying role.SA’s World Cup exposure ‘priceless’The positive global media coverage South Africa has received during the 2010 Fifa World Cup has exceeded all expectations and will benefit the country for years to come, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, adding: “The goodwill that has been unlocked cannot be measured in monetary terms.”Counting the World Cup benefitsThe social and economic benefits created by hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup will continue to benefit South Africa long after the final whistle has blown, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.World Cup has inspired Africans: ZumaAs the 2010 Fifa World Cup enters the home stretch, South African President Jacob Zuma says he believes the legacy of hosting the tournament will benefit the African continent for decades.New beginning for 2010 host citiesAfter years of preparation, development, planning and excitement, Nelspruit, Polokwane and Mangaung/Bloemfontein look to the future and what they can take from their experience of hosting the world’s biggest sporting event now that their World Cup duties are over.Football for Hope centres on trackFootball body Fifa says it is on track to roll out 20 Football for Hope centres across Africa after the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The ambitious project is one of the major legacies Fifa wants to leave after staging the first World Cup on the continent.New transport era for JoburgJohannesburg’s new Bus Rapid Transit system, one of many transport projects that was accelerated for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, has proven popular among fans travelling to matches, and all indications are that it will become a well-used mode of transport long after the World Cup has left the country’s shores.South Africa’s 2010 tourism harvestSouth Africa is set to reap lasting tourism rewards from the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with visitors pouring into the country in numbers, from new as well as traditional markets, and responding to the country’s offerings – and the energy and warmth of its people – with surprise and delight.World Cup ‘turning point’ for South AfricaAs the 2010 Fifa World Cup unfolds in South Africa, the international community is not only watching the action on the pitch; they are also witnessing a South Africa that is continuing to emerge as a competitive 21st century economy, says consulting firm Deloitte.Cup visitors enchanted by South AfricaThe world’s attention is focused on the southern tip of Africa as the greatest football showpiece plays itself out on the fields and in the streets of South Africa. But once the final whistle has blown on 11 July, it seems as though a lot of happy fans will be coming back to the country.2010: South Africa’s great leap forwardJust as the 2006 World Cup had Germans smiling, drinking beer and waving the national flag en masse for the first time in 60 years, so the first African World Cup in South Africa could have an equally dramatic effect on promoting social cohesion in a country with a lingering legacy of racial inequality, writes John Battersby.Infrastructure drive ‘has only just begun’Many of the construction workers retrenched after the completion of World Cup projects will be employed over the next three years as the country spends up to R700-billion on new roads, bridges and dams, says Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele.SA’s image ‘about to change forever’The 2010 Fifa World Cup will forever change the world’s perception of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of the 2010 Tourism Indaba trade show in Durban.Source: MoneyWeb.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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