Sunday, January 28, 2007


South Africa diverts hospital cash to pay for World Cup

`A hospital building program in South Africa has been delayed to help pay for the country’s hosting of the 2010 football World Cup.

The construction of two hospitals in the remote Northern Cape has been held up for a year while funds are diverted to pay for the tournament.

Speaking to the BBC, the South African Treasury said spending on health was increasing but did not deny that the money had been transferred.’

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