We have been discussing the men's world cup on the student hub. We have discussed at length and we have really learnt a lot from this topic.
Now I feel it is time for us to bring in a little divesity into this topic. Let's get talking about the Female World Cup! The female world cup takes place every four years. South Africa is bidding to host this grand event in 2027. This big and grand event hopefully will be held in Africa for the first time since 12 years. As an African, I am really excited for the event. It will be a great opportunity for South Africa and the whole of Africa at large. This will be a good representation of Africa in the world and this is a form of diversity manifesting itself in the women's world cup. This will also be good for South Africa as South Africa will experience an influx of tourists during the event. It will be a huge source of revenue for South Africa and I am sure they are excited.
The chief executive Tebogo Motlanthe of SAFA(South African Football Association) told AFP (Agence France-Presse), "We would love to have the opportunity to roll out the red carpet again in 2027 for the women's tournament,"
If South Africa will end up hosting the world cup in 2027, They will have to start working on how to make the country safe and crime-free so for visitors, build more hotels and accomodations for visitors, make preparations on how to curb the issue of pollution that might be present in the country or may likely occur during the event and to take care of any other thing that might hinder the success of the event. This will be a very big responsibility vested on South Africa as the Women's World Cup is a big event.
Of course everything that has an advantage, also has a disadvantage. Although South Africa will generate a lot of revenue from the event there is also a need to take care of the downsides of this event. The major downside now is making the event more sustainable and climate friendly.
What do you think South Africa can do to take care of the need to have a more sustainable and climate friendly event?