Following the Emir of Qatar’s visit to Britain last week, Ruwan Subasinghe shines a light on the 2022 World Cup host’s appalling record on workers’ rights.
A year after South Africa held such a fantastic (bar England’s performance) World Cup, they are still waiting for £50 million FIFA promised them.
Tony Dykes, the Director of Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), looks at the state of the nation, one year on from the World Cup.
England lost out in the bid to host the 2018 World Cup today, despite having arguably the best presentation, with Prince William, David Beckham and David Cameron making the case for football to come home. Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup, with rank outsiders Qatar – a country with an appalling human rights record – being selected to host the 2022 World Cup.
Our guest writer is Mark Beacon, campaigns manager for Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), the successor organisation to the Anti Apartheid Movement; ACTSA campaigns for justice, rights and development in solidarity with people in southern Africa Today is the first Nelson Mandela Day, which will be celebrated at the British Museum from 11-4. One week [...]
For many South Africans in the Soweto township and around the country, the World Cup has been a bonanza for the rich at the expense of the poor – and the tournament’s critics have not remained silent.