World Cup 2010 – How Readily Available Will Your Travel Money Be?

South Africa is going to become the very first African country to host the World Cup this season between 11th June and 11th July 2010. Minister of Police, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, has promised FIFA World Cup visitors along with fans that “any kind of deviant behaviour be it terrorism or criminality could be handled quickly and with absolutely no mercy” throughout the month long soccer spectacle. Also, he stated that South-Africa’s history of hosting events of global significance spoke for itself. This consists of, amongst others, the latest Pakistan Super League PSL in 2020, which ironically was relocated to Pakistan.

9 host cities are participating in the internationally represented event which unquestionably is probably the most thrilling experience to descend on the nation after the release of Nelson Mandela. Nevertheless, 5 of these host cities, are actually classed as tiny towns (Mangaung, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg, Nelspruit and also Polokwane). These little towns don’t have a lot of resources, which includes permission to access a worldwide banking infrastructure and international currency exchange portals. It is usually hard to purchase dollars and euros, and travellers usually wait up to forty eight hours for their travel revenue to arrive. In order to make things even worse, traveller’s cheques are usually deemed useless as many companies will not recognize them.