Last Blast of the Vuvuzela
I told you here that I'm not interested in football, but I did manage to notice last night that Spain won the FIFA World Cup 2010.
So now the party is over and overseas fans returning home, leaving South Africa to get on with life without World Cup fever. Hopefully there will be some long term positive benefit for that country and all its citizens, where 40% of the population live below the international poverty line.
According to War on Want thousands of people were evicted from homes and trading places in preparation for the World Cup. Some of these are in temporary transit camps where conditions are deplorable. Working with partner organisations in South Africa, War on Want is campaigning for investigation of the evictions and protection of the rights of all South Africans to decent housing and basic services.
You might want to sign up to War on Want's letter about this to Dr Zola Skweyiya, the South African High Commissioner to the UK.