"I look at things somewhat simplistically on occasion and the issue for me is this: who is going to be interested in spending a significant amount of money coming here on holiday, to have a good time,
when you're concerned about the possibility of getting hurt?"
-- Eric Bost
, the U.S. ambassador to South Africa, predicting that few will travel to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup if
crime continues at current levels. Bost pointed out that a group of German tour operators who had visited South Africa soon after the 2006 World Cup were robbed during their stay. (Reuters)