The South African economic is comparatively in a better shape than many other countries in Africa. Proir to the World Cup SA is a country that receive an enormous inflow of tourists that help builds the economy. Unfortunately, the high level of corruption continues to hinder development. I do not expect that the world cup will help kick the South African economy any different from what already exist. However, it is fair to say that the World Cup will help add to an economy that has a great potential for growth.