SA companies expect to benefit from 2010 World Cup

A survey of medium and large businesses in South Africa by Grant Thornton has
found that three quarters of them expect to benefit financially from the
2010 football World Cup.

Just under half of these anticipated gaining in the run up to the event although
only 14% expected to benefit during the World Cup itself.

Not surprisingly, crime in
South Africa
was a big worry for firms with a total of 84% reported that
they or their staff had been a victim of crime in the past year.

National chairman of Grant Thornton South
, Leonard Brehm, said that businesses needed to work in a safe, secure

‘This can only be achieved through strong and sustained action by government
security agencies at all levels, supported by a culture of community
participation in assisting with the detection and control of crime,’ he said.

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