The article discusses the construction of the World Cup stadiums in Cape Town and Durban. It also explores on the interconnection of different factors that influence the decision-making process of policy makers in South Africa. It also offers information based on media sources and documents from the South Africa’s 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC). It is cited that the political economy of world football, which is dominated by institutions, media and corporations, influences the processes of decision-making and policy-making in the local context.
Department of History, Michigan State University,