Oliver Meth and Dan Moshenberg

As the 2010 Fifa World Cup draws to a close, Oliver Meth and Dan Moshenberg ask whether the legacy of the games will give South Africa any cause for celebration. Despite former president Thabo Mbeki’s hopes that the games would turn ‘the tide on centuries of poverty and conflict’, there’s little sign that ‘the private lives and domestic spaces in which real democracy either begins or founders’ have been transformed, conclude Meth and Moshenberg.