LOL…because they didn’t get a contract and now are are full of sour grapes,an S.A. company with a vested interest is a credible source of information?If the country is so bad,they should just shut their doors.
I can’t believe anyone would see this article as a reliable source of information.[/quote]
Sour Grapes huh? I think it is more like business savvy. There is no way you are going to be able to protect your clients very well in a collapsed, incredibly violent society such as South Africa. Why ruin your business’ reputation? I mean, South Africa averages 50 murders a day and lead’s the world in rapes. This is only going to be exacerbated during the world cup.
Just as a matter of interest,you get your ‘collapsed state’ information from where,exactly?And do you think FIFA would endanger the biggest sporting event in the world by holding it in a collapsed,incredibly violent society?Must be because they are clueless as to how to organize and do their job.And as for Securicor,their business thrives on chaos,so I think it’s fair to assume they have a vested interest in getting their hands on some of the WC billions floating around.They didn’t(for now,that may change),so they try put a spin on it.As for how it will all go down during the event itself,we will only have to wait a few months to see.I think there will be a good deal of theft/muggings etc,which is the case at any large sporting event of this kind.I believe the murder/rape incidents will be a non factor,unless you happen to go somewhere you shouldn’t be.Which is an issue anywhere in the world.
Personally I’m more concerned with the transportation issue of getting large numbers of people to and from matches.That kind of infrastructure is lacking here,and while some strides have been made,I don’t see it being enough…and I don’t think the cost to the taxpayer here of staging the event will ever be recovered.
So all in all,it will go ok…but by all means,go holiday in Iraq or Afghanistan if you feel they are safer.
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”