Eye on the ball: World Cup upgrades help Cape achieve its goals

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Eye on the ball: World Cup upgrades help Cape achieve its goals

Infrastructure that was put in place before the tournament is being used to help fight Covid-19

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June 11 saw the opening of, undoubtedly, SA’s grandest sports gathering — the 2010 Soccer World Cup. It was an occasion characterised by much fanfare and joy.

A decade later, things are very different as the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic, but the infrastructural upgrades and legacy projects that were undertaken in preparation for the football festival seem to be paying off. In part, they are helping health authorities fight the invisible enemy.

One initiative, in the Western Cape, is a comprehensive bed bureau that links provincial hospitals with the provincial operations centre, providing a real-time picture of bed availability in the public and private sectors...

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