Finance minister says SA will break even on World Cup

By Andy Rice 2 July 2010

South Africa will break even on its hosting of the World Cup, according to finance minister Pravin Gordhan. The World Cup will contribute about R38 billion to the South African economy this year, while the cost of staging the tournament was roughly the same.  Read more: DPA via Earth Times



Fudging, obfuscation and misdirection hobble the route to the nitty-gritty of expropriation

By Marianne Merten

"Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old' when I would never call him 'short and fat?' Oh well I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!" ~ Donald J Trump