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John Maytham: 4 reasons why we should host the Rugby World Cup

Written by: Barbara Friedman

John Maytham responds to a caller who says we should not host the event as the country needs to fix its problems first.

Caller Neil asks what are we trying to achieve by hosting this event?

John argues that we are trying to achieve a significant and much-needed cash injection into a failing economy.

We are trying to achieve some kind of social cohesion where South Africans once again perhaps feel that we all united behind a common cause.

John Maytham, CapeTalk host

We are trying to achieve job creation for the many unemployed.

John Maytham, CapeTalk host

We are trying to achieve a better brand image of South Africa in the international world, so that tourism that is one of our potential saviours, is once again seen in a very good light.

John Maytham, CapeTalk host

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : John Maytham: 4 reasons why we should host the Rugby World Cup




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