Joburg has emerged as one of the frontrunners to host the One Young World Summit in 2012, a dynamic global platform for young leaders making a difference in their communities. The City of Gold, where 42 percent of the population is under 24, provides a vibrant and enterprising environment to nurture its youth.
Johannesburg’s position at the epicentre of an incredibly successful World Cup gave its tourism industry not only something to celebrate but also a strong legacy to build upon. The City of Gold also serves as a blueprint to Russia and Qatar – two emerging destinations also hoping to full off World Cup glory.
The 2010 Tri-Nations contributed $174.3m to the sport tourism economy across the southern hemisphere, with Johannesburg, Sydney and Christchurch enjoying revenue windfalls by hosting the top rugby tournament.
The city of Johannesburg is building on its post World Cup sporting legacy by hosting one of Africa’s most prestigious polo tournaments. The 2010 Inanda Africa Cup will be held in Sandton and promises to offer a superb blend of sport, glamour and culinary flair with an African twist.
The 2010 World Cup holds the key to South Africa easing its way through the global downturn, according to Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.