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South Africa's World Cup benefits

Will the World Cup change South Africa?

The country's former president, Thabo Mbeki predicted that 2010 would mark the moment that Africa turned the tide on centuries of poverty and conflict.

Today's sports panel member, Damon Buffini, reports from South Africa.

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