1. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"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)
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