Interview: Ashraf Cassiem

Pambazuka News, July 2010

(6 47 mins)

Ashraf Cassiem of the Cape Town-based Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign discusses the impact of the World Cup on South Africa. In his view, the country, and especially the poor, stand to lose as a result of hosting the World Cup. He highlights the vast amount of public resources spent on the tournament, the loss of livelihoods by traders and the eviction of the poor from public land adjoining stadium sites as prime examples of this.