Football in Africa

poster FIFA World Cup 2010From 11 June to 11 July 2010 South Africa is hosting the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup. Thirty-two teams are taking part in the tournament and an estimated 2.7 million local spectators will view 64 matches played in nine stadiums around the country. In terms of the number of global viewers, the World Cup is the world's largest sporting event.

To mark this event, the Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre has compiled this web dossier on Football and sport in Africa. The dossier contains titles from the library's collection, including monographs, articles, and films, published since 2004. The titles are arranged in four sections, preceded by an introduction and followed by a selection of web resources All titles are available in the ASC library, each title linking directly to the corresponding record in the library’s online catalogue, which provides further details and, in many cases, an abstract. For titles in the ASC collection published before 2004, see our earlier web dossier on African sport (February 2004).

  1. Introduction
  2. Football in Africa
  3. Football in South Africa
  4. Sport in Africa
  5. Sport in South Africa
  6. Selected web resources

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FIFA World Cup 2010, man with vuvuzelaSince South Africa’s bid for the 2010 Football World Cup was awarded by FIFA in May 2004, the country’s preparations for the event as well as the possible socio-economic impact of the World Cup tournament have been the focus of world-wide debate. On the one hand, it is argued that sporting events like the Football World Cup can play an important economic role as well as being useful catalysts in forging social cohesion and nationbuilding in the developing world. Others contend that hosting this event will not necessarily help alleviate poverty or stimulate urban development. While in 2004 public expenditure on the tournament was estimated at around 1.4 billion euros, in early 2010 estimates amounted to some 4 to 5 billion. The host cities talk of their 2010 'legacy', anticipating that the greater benefit of hosting 2010 matches will lie less in the event itself than in the long-term benefits of transport, sports and other infrastructure investment, and in the image created of the cities as a destination for tourists and investment. Critics emphasize that the newly built large capacity stadiums like the Greenpoint stadium in Cape Town threaten to end up as ‘white elephants’ on the continent. In South Africa itself, optimism seems to prevail, which is exemplied by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s words: “with all the negative things that are taking place in Africa, this is a superb moment for us. If we are going to have white elephants, so be it”.  

The World Cup 2010 has given rise to numerous publications on the history and development of football in Africa. They show, amongst others, that while in most African nations, the domestic leagues are financially unstable, politically corrupt, and lack quality facilities, the World Cup is expected to have a positive influence on the African football world. Recently, famous African football players like George Weah (Liberia) and Didier Drogba (Côte d’Ivoire) have been active in the humanitarian field. Hundreds of organizations all over Africa combine football and social causes. The future development of football in Africa will also be influenced by the achievements of the six African teams competing in the World Cup – Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. An important question for many is whether or not the African teams will be able to make a good run during the competition.

Football in Africa

Africa United : de weg naar het WK / Stefan Verwer, Marc Broere, & Chris de Bode (ed.). - Amsterdam : KIT Publishers, 2010

Africa united : soccer, passion, politics, and the first World Cup in Africa/ Steve Bloomfield. - New York [etc.] : Harper Perennial, 2010

book cover African soccerscapesAfrican soccerscapes : how a continent changed the world's game/ Peter Alegi. - London : C. Hurst, 2010

De macht van de bal : op reis door de geschiedenis van voetballend Afrika/ Edwin Schoon. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Veen, 2010

De weg naar Kaapstad : Afrika en het WK Voetbal in 2010/ Abdelkader Benali. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Arbeiderspers, 2010

L'Afrique et la planète football/ Paul Dietschy & David Claude Kemo-Keimbou. - [Paris] : Éditions EPA, 2010

The Africa Cup of Nations 1957-2010 : a statistical record/ Romeo Ionescu. - Lincolnshire : Soccer Books, 2010

Voodoo im Strafraum : Fußball und Magie in Afrika/ Oliver G. Becker. - München : Beck, 2010. - (Beck'sche Reihe, ISSN 0932-5352 ; 1673)

Yearbook of African Football 2010/ Gabriel Mantz. - Lincolnshire : Soccer Books, 2010

Bodies in action : the influence of culture on body movements and skills in football and mundane daily life in post conflict Sierra Leone/ Anneke van der Niet. - [S.l. : s.n.], 2009

Feet of the chameleon : the story of African football/ Ian Hawkey. - London : Portico, 2009

Samuel Eto'o : une légende au présent/ Sismondi Barlev Bidjocka. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2009

Sport et politique en Algérie/ Youcef Fatès. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2009. - (Espaces et temps du sport)                     

Win the match and vote for me : the politicisation of Ghana's Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko football clubs / Kevin S. Fridy & Victor Brobbey
In: The Journal of Modern African Studies: (2009), vol. 47, no. 1, p. 19-39 : graf. , tab.

Bodies in action : techniques of the body / Anneke van der Niet. - [S.l. : s.n.], 2008. - 1 dvd-video (18 min.). : kleur, gel.

El Hadji Diouf : footballeur et rebelle/ Ndiassé Sambe. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2008. - (Collection "Sociétés africaines et diaspora")

How to win a football match in Cameroon : an anthropological study of Africa's most popular sport/ Arnold Pannenborg. - Leiden : African Studies Centre, 2008. - (Africal studies collection, ISSN 1876-018X ; 8)

Sport et politique en Afrique : le Hafia Football-Club de Guinée/ Cheick Fantamady Condé. - [Conakry] : L'Harmattan-Guinée, 2008

Elephants, lions and eagles : a journey through African football/ Filippo Maria Ricci. - London : WSC Books, 2007

L'Afrique face au défi de la modernité : la quête d'identité et la mondialité/ Mamadou Ablaye N'diaye & Alpha Amadou Sy. - Dakar : Panafrika [etc.], 2007

Les défis du pentecôtisme en pays musulman (Burkina Faso, Mali) / Sandra Fancello
In: Journal des africanistes: (2007), t. 77, fasc. 1, p. 29-53.

Moving the goalposts : the impact of soccer on the lives and prospects of girls and young women in rural Kenya / Sarah Forde & Andrea Kendall-Taylor
In: Ufahamu: (2007), vol. 33, no. 2/3, p. 36-45.

Soccer, nationalism and globalization / Todd Cleveland & others
In: Ufahamu: (2007), vol. 33, no. 2/3, p. 13-60.

Conflit de couleurs : enjeux géopolitiques autour de la naturalisation de sportifs africains / Raffaele Poli
In: Autrepart: (2006), no. 37, p. 149-161.

Football malgache féminin: un exotisme genré? : étude de cas d'une association locale / Stéphane Héas & others
In: Africa Development: (2006), vol. 31, no. 1, p. 150-167.

Football, mobilization and protest : Nnamdi Azikiwe and the goodwill tours of World War II / Wiebe Boer
In: Lagos Historical Review: (2006), vol. 6, p. 39-61.

Le football africain entre immobilisme et extraversion / Raffaele Poli & Paul Dietschy
In: Politique africaine: (2006), no. 102, p. 175-187.

book cover Football in AfricaLe sport, phénomène et pratiques/ Meriem Kerzabi & others. - Oran : Centre de recherche en anthropologie sociale et culturelle (CRASC), 2006. - (Insaniyat, ISSN 1111-2050 ; 34)

Loisirs et société à Brazzaville pendant l'ère coloniale/ Phyllis M. Martin. - Paris : Karthala, 2005. - (Hommes et sociétés, ISSN 0290-6600)

An analysis of the war metaphors used in spoken commentaries of the 2004 edition of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches in Zimbabwe / Evans Chapanga
In: Zambezia: (2004), vol. 31, no. 1/2, p. 62-79.

Football in Africa : conflict, conciliation and community / Gary Armstrong & Richard Giulianotti (ed.). - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

Sénégal : le football fédérateur / Nabo Sene
In: Géopolitique africaine / OR. IMA International: (2004), no. 15/16, p. [227]-235.

Football in South Africa

A game apart : the real story behind the World Cup in South Africa, 2010/ Neal Collins. - Central Milton Keynes : AuthorHouse, 2010

Elf : Fußballgeschichte aus Südafrika / Manfred Loimeier (ed.). - Wuppertal : Peter Hammer Verlag, 2010

Le football en Afrique du Sud : vécu d'un township au Cap occidental/ Sylvain Cubizolles. - Paris : Karthala, 2010

Mega-Event und Stadtentwicklung im globalen Süden : die Fussballweltmeisterschaft 2010 und ihre Impulse für Südafrika / Christoph Haferburg & Malte Steinbrink (ed.). - Frankfurt am Main : Brandes & Apsel, 2010. - (Perspektiven südliches Afrika ; 3 . Wissen & Praxis ; 158)

Ons Zuid-Afrika : Nederlandse sporen in het land van de boeren, Kaap de Goede Hoop en anti-apartheidsstrijd / E. Schaafsma (ed.). - Doetinchem : Reed Business, 2010. - (Elsevier, ISSN 0922-3444 ; 2010)

Player and referee : conflicting interests and the 2010 FIFA World Cup / Collette Schulz-Herzenberg (ed.). - Tshwane : Institute for Security Studies, 2010. - (Monograph ; 169)

South Africa and the global game : football, apartheid and beyond / Peter Alegi & Chris Bolsmann (ed.). - London [etc.] : Routledge, 2010. - (Sport in the global society)

"Sex, sun, soccer": stakeholder-opinions on the sex industry in Cape Town in anticipation of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup / Ruth Bird & Ronnie Donaldson
In: Urban Forum: (2009), vol. 20, no. 1, p. 33-46 : tab.

(Re-)creating urban destination image : opinions of foreign visitors to South Africa on safety and security? / Ronnie Donaldson & Sanette Ferreira
In: Urban Forum: (2009), vol. 20, no. 1, p. 1-18 : graf. , tab.

De droom van Zuid-Afrika : achter de schermen bij het wk 2010/ Floor Milikowski & Evelien Hoekstra. - Amsterdam : Carrera, 2009

book cover development and dreamsDevelopment and dreams : the urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup / Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson, & Orli Bass (ed.). - Cape Town : HSRC Press, 2009

Homing in(n) on the economic benefits of 2010 FIFA World Cup : opportunities for and misgivings of bed-and-breakfast operators in Gauteng, South Africa / Dan Darkey & André Horn
In: Urban Forum: (2009), vol. 20, no. 1, p. 77-91 : tab.

Informing a crime strategy for the FIFA 2010 World Cup : a case study for the Loftus Versfeld stadium in Tshwane, South Africa / André Horn & Gregory Breetzke
In: Urban Forum: (2009), vol. 20, no. 1, p. 19-32 : fig. , krt. , tab.

Resident perceptions of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup stadia development in Cape Town / Urmilla Bob & Kamilla Swart
In: Urban Forum: (2009), vol. 20, no. 1, p. 47-59 : tab.

Sport stadia, sporting events and urban development : international experience and the ambitions of Durban / Wolfgang Maennig & Stan Du Plessis
In: Urban Forum: (2009), vol. 20, no. 1, p. 61-76 : foto's, krt. , tab.

The reverse side of the medal : about the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the beautification of the N2 in Cape Town / Caroline Newton
In: Urban Forum: (2009), vol. 20, no. 1, p. 93-108 : tab.

Trade Mark 2010 / Rudi Boon & Stefano Bertacchini. - [Hilversum] : VPRO, 2009. - 1 dvd-video (50 min.). : kleur, gel. - (Tegenlicht ; 16-11-2009)

'A nation to be reckoned with' : the politics of World Cup stadium construction in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa / Peter Alegi
In: African Studies: (2008), vol. 67, no. 3, p. 397-422. 

An African football world cup at last : but what will be the effects? Maximising positive impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup/ Helga van Kampen. - [Amsterdam : Van Kempen Consultancy], 2008. - (NCDO publication series sport & development)

An ex ante valuation of South African's ability to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup / Jan Grundling & Lizl Steynberg
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 15-25 : graf. , tab.

Expectations of urban residents in the Western Cape on the 2010 FIFA World Cup / Ronnie Donaldson & others
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 35-48 : fig. , graf.

Mega-events as a response to poverty reduction : the 2010 FIFA World Cup and its urban development implications / Udesh Pillay & Orli Bass
In: Urban Forum: (2008), vol. 19, no. 3, p. 329-346.

More than just a game : football v apartheid/ Chuck Korr & Marvin Close. - London : Collins, 2008

The impact of major sporting events on the economy and the people of a developing region : the case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament / Maléne Campbell & Kedibone Phago
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 26-34 : graf. , krt.

The impact of sport on nation building : a critical analysis of South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup / Pieter Labuschagne
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 3-14.

Crafting legacies : the changing political economy of global sport and the 2010 FIFA World Cup / Scarlett Cornelissen (ed.). - Abingdon : Taylor & Francis, 2007. - (Politikon, ISSN 0258-9346 ; vol. 34, no. 3 (Dec. 2007)

Political analysis of South Africa's hosting of the Rugby and Cricket World Cups : lessons for the 2010 Football World Cup and beyond? / Justin Van der Merwe
In: Politikon: (2007), vol. 34, no. 1, p. 67-81.

The other game : the politics of football in Africa/ Susann Baller & others. - Hamburg : Institut für Afrika-Kunde, 2006. - (Afrika spectrum, ISSN 0002-0397 ; Jg. 41, H. 3)

Laduma! : soccer, politics and society in South Africa/ Peter Alegi / Andrea Nattrass (ed.). - Pietermaritzburg : University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2004  (2nd ed. 2010)                                                                                                                 

Sport in Africa

Sociabilité sportive à Madagascar sous la colonisation française : la conquête d'un espace d'émancipation (1920-1939) / Evelyne Combeau-Mari
In: Outre-mers: (2009), t. 97, no. 364/365, p. 91-106.

Sport, communautarisme et relations sociales dans l'île Maurice britannique: le rôle des Franco-Mauriciens / Claude Calvini
In: Outre-mers: (2009), t. 97, no. 364/365, p. 127-141.

Catherine Ndereba : the marathon queen/ Ng'ang'a Mbugua. - Nairobi : Sasa Sema, 2008. - (Lion books)

Effects of different arm actions on performance in long distance running among Kenyan athletes/ Francis Mundia Mwangi. - [S.l. : s.n.], 2008

Géographie du sport à la Réunion : cultures sportives et territoires/ Olivier Naria. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2008

L'émergence du sport hippique en Algérie : l'exemple du Constantinois / Djamel Boulebier
In: Outre-mers: (2008), t. 96, no. 360/361, p. 145-167.

Les jeux des ??les de l'Oc??an IndienLes Jeux des Îles de l'Océan Indien : sport et géopolitique/ Yves Eric Houpert. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2008. - (Espaces et temps du sport)

Les sports et les loisirs à l époque coloniale au Congo : tradition et modernisme/ Jérôme-Émilien Mumbanza mwa Bawele
In: Le corps - L'image - L'espace / sous la Marc Quaghebeur et de Bibiane Tshibola Kalengayi.- Paris [etc.] : L'Harmattan [etc.]: (2008), p.227-251.

Sport, colonisation et communautarisme : l'île Maurice (1945-1985)/ Claude Calvini. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2008. - (Espaces et temps du sport)

De rite is rond : betekenis en boodschap van het ongewone/ Wouter E. A. Beek. - Tilburg : Universiteit van Tilburg, 2007

East African running : toward a cross-disciplinary perspective / Yannis Pitsiladis & others (ed.). - London : Routledge, 2007

Le sport et l'éducation physique au Burundi : forum national du 24 au 26 avril 2006 à Gitega / Jean Jacques Nyenimigabo, Tharcisse Harerimana, & Salvator Nahimana (ed.). - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2007

Les variations spatiales du financement des politiques publiques sportives des communes de la Réunion / Olivier Naria
In: Les cahiers d'outre-mer: (2007), vol. 60, no. 240, p. 281-304 : fig. , krt.

Sport, légitimation politique et construction identitaire dans la Tunisie des années 2000/ Driss Abbassi
In: L'année du Maghreb: (2007), p.409-426.

Sports and games in Kenya and their role in society/ Mwangi Peter Wanderi, Muya Francis Gateru, Kimani Njogu & G. Oluoch-Olunya
In: Cultural production and social change in Kenya : building bridges / Kimani Njogu, G.Oluoch-Olunya.- Nairobi : Twaweza Communications: (2007), p.111-128 : foto.

The institutional organization of Ethiopian athletics / Bezabih Wolde & Benoît Gaudin
In: Annales d'Éthiopie: (2007/08), vol. 23, p. 471-493.

book cover The running manThe running man : how the voice in my heart helped me survive genocide and realise my Olympic dream/ Gilbert Tuhabonye. - London : John Blake, 2007

Barefoot runner : the life of marathon champion Abebe Bikila/ Paul Rambali. - London : Serpent's Tail, 2006

Battling Siki : a tale of ring fixes, race, and murder in the 1920s/ Peter Benson. - Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2006

Endurance / Leslie Woodhead. - [Brussel] : Canvas, 2006. - 1 dvd-video (85 min.). : kleur, gel.

Koch life : community sports in the slum/ Hesbon Otieno Achola. - Nairobi : Paulines Publications Africa, 2006     

The viability of sport as an intervention model: preliminary field notes from Kilifi, Kenya / Andrea Kendall-Taylor
In: Ufahamu: (2006), vol. 33, no. 1, p. 131-143.

(Mis)-understanding nation and identity : re-imagining sport in the future of African development / Fibian Kavulani Lukalo
In: African Journal of International Affairs: (2005), vol. 8, no. 1/2, p. 123-135.

Impumelelo : the interdisciplinary electronic journal of African sport. - Athens, OH

Supporter : kwartaalblad over sport en ontwikkelingssamenwerking = ISSN 1572-7726. - Amsterdam

Afrique francophone et développement du sport: du mythe à la réalité? / Patrick Bouchet & Mohammed Kaach (ed.). - Paris [etc.] : L'Harmattan, 2004

Elites, sport and the State: the Ministry of Basic Education, Sport and Culture and the building of public life in post-apartheid Rundu/ Mattia Fumanti. - Basel : Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2004. - (BAB working paper ; no. 1 (2004))

L'Afrique à poings nus/ Philippe Bordas. - [Paris] : Seuil, 2004

L'Afrique en partie hors jeu / Jean Pierre Augustin
In: Géopolitique africaine / OR. IMA International: (2004), no. 15/16, p. [213]-226.

Les "journées Borotra" en Afrique du Nord (avril-mai 1941) : sport et propagande politique pour la "Grande France" / Driss Abbassi & Borhane Erraïs
In: Outre-mers: (2004), t. 91, no. 342/343, p. [51]-64 : tab.

Les politiques de la jeunesse et des sports du gouvernement de Vichy à La Réunion (1940-1942) / Évelyne Combeau-Mari
In: Outre-mers: (2004), t. 91, no. 342/343, p. [127]-144.

Popular music, sports, and politics : a development of urban cultural movements in Dar es Salaam, 1930s-1960s / Tadasu Tsuruta
In: African Study Monographs: (2003), vol. 24, no. 3, p. 195-222 : krt.

Senegal surplace / John Appel. - [S.l.] : IKON, 2003. - 1 dvd-video (49 min.). : kleur, gel.

Sport in South Africa

A game apart : the real story behind the World Cup in South Africa, 2010/ Neal Collins. - Central Milton Keynes : AuthorHouse, 2010

Joost : the man in the mirror/ David Gemmell. - Cape Town : Zebra Press, 2009

Playing the enemy : Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation/ John Carlin. - London : Atlantic Books, 2009

book cover Sport, space and segregationSport, space and segregation : politics and society in Pietermaritzburg/ Christopher Merret. - Scottsville : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009

A comparison of spectators' and participants' profiles and perceptions of the 2006 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon / Xin Zhang, Kamilla Swart & Urmilla Bob
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 135-146 : graf. , tab.

Abe Bailey and the foundation of the Imperial Cricket Conference / Bruce Murray
In: South African Historical Journal: (2008), vol. 60, no. 3, p. 375-396.

Economic impact of visitor spending at the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour / Melville Saayman, Riaan Rossouw & Andrea Saayman
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 100-122 : graf. , krt. , tab.

Popular culture, discourse and divergent identities : reconstructing South Africa as an African State / Janis Van der Westhuizen
In: African Identities: (2008), vol. 6, no. 1, p. 45-61.

Sport events and their socio-economic impact : residents' perceptions of the Isuzu Berg River Canoe Marathon / Kamilla Swart, Urmilla Bob & Vivian Mbaze-Ebock Arrey
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 123-134 : tab.

Sport tourism : comparing participant profiles and impact of three one-day events in South Africa / Nico Kotze & Gustav Visser
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 61-72 : tab.

The environmental impacts of beach sport tourism events : a case study of the Mr. Price Pro surfing event, Durban, South Africa / Fathima Ahmed, Vadi Moodley & Rohith Sookrajh
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 73-85.

The Subaru Fauresmith 200km challenge : looking a gift-horse in the mouth? / Mark Ingle
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 86-99.

When will it be Africa's turn? : prospects and challenges for South Africa hosting the Olympic Games / Urmilla Bob, Kamilla Swart & Scarlett Cornelissen
In: Africa Insight: (2008/09), vol. 38, no. 3, p. 49-60 : tab.

Beyond apartheid: race, transformation and governance in KwaZulu-Natal cricket / Goolam Vahed, Vishnu Padayachee & Ashwin Desai
In: Transformation: (2006), no. 61, p. 63-88.

Cape Town and the Two Oceans Marathon : the impact of sport tourism / Nico Kotze
In: Urban Forum: (2006), vol. 17, no. 3, p. 282-293 : tab.

book cover Sport and liberation in South AfricaSport and liberation in South Africa : reflections and suggestions / Cornelius Thomas (ed.). - Alice : University of Fort Hare, 2006

A perfect match : sport en ontwikkelingssamenwerking = sport and development cooperation / Monique Janssens & Olga Plokhooij (ed.). - [Haarlem] : Stichting Stedenband Haarlem-Mutare, 2004

Caught behind : race and politics in Springbok cricket/ Bruce K. Murray & Christopher Merrett. - Pietermaritzburg : University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2004

Les jeux troubles du rugby sud-africain / Pierre Chaix
In: Géopolitique africaine / OR. IMA International: (2004), no. 15/16, p. [237]-247.

Nation building at play : sport as a tool for social integration in post-apartheid South Africa/ Marion Keim. - Oxford : Meyer & Meyer Sport, 2003. - (Sport, culture & society ; 4)

Taking up the white man's game : the rise and decline of African cricket in Durban, 1930-1960 / Goolam Vahed
In: Historia: (2003), vol. 48, no. 2, p. 111-126.

The sports boycott and cricket : the cancellation of the 1971/72 South African tour of Australia / Bruce K. Murray
In: South African Historical Journal: (2003), no. 49, p. 162-171.

The story of an African game/ André Odendaal. - [S.l.] : David Philip, 2003

Transforming the Springboks: re-imagining the South African nation through sport / Karen Farquharson & Timothy Marjoribanks
In: Social Dynamics: (2003), vol. 29, no. 1, p. 27-48.

Blacks in whites : a century of cricket struggles in KwaZulu-Natal/ Ashwin Desai & others. - Pietermaritzburg [etc.] : University of Natal Press [etc.], 2002

The sports boycott and cricket : the cancellation of the 1970 South African tour of England / Bruce K. Murray
In: South African Historical Journal: (2002), no. 46, p. 219-249.                                                                             

Selected web resources

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World Cup 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Official website of the FIFA World Cup

FIFA 2010 World Cup Research Project
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa initiated a research project which seeks, a.o., to contribute to city strategic and programme planning occurring at all levels of government through research, publications and through an annual poll of public attitudes to the 2010 World Cup.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

South Africa 2010 Bid Book
 book cover South Africa's 2010 bid bookEleven of the original eighteen chapters of South Africa’s Bid Book for the 2010 World Cup are accessible at the site of the Dutch documentary tv series ‘Tegenlicht’. The series broadcast a documentary on the World Cup, ‘Trade Mark 2010’, in November 2009.

South African Football Association
Official SAFA website, including information on World Cup 2010

World Cup 2010
BBC pages on the 2010 World Cup, including videos
Football in Africa

See also Selected web resources in the web dossier African Sport

Africa South of the Sahara, Topics: Soccer/Football
Section on fSouth African Sports in Karen Fung’s subject guide on Africa.

Orange Africa Cup of Nations
Includes data on past CAN competitions

Fussball in Afrika/Football in Africa
Short bibliography of titles published mainly since 2000 from the database of the “Specialized Information Network International Relations and Area Studies” (FIV-IBLK) of the GIGA Institute in Hamburg. Compiled by Christine Hoffendahl and Anne Jansen.

Soccer Politics / The politics of Football: Africa
The Africa section of Soccer Politics, “a discussion forum about the power of the global game”, focuses on the political and economic effects of soccer on life in Africa, and on notable accomplishments on the field by African soccer teams. It also looks at the World Cup in South Africa and beyond. By Katie Greenstreet, Cole Grossman, Nelson De Oliveira, and Robert Weaver.