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Danny Jordaan (File)
Johannesburg - Organisers of Africa's first World Cup are more than doubling the number of tickets priced for working class South Africans, amid indications wealthy foreigners aren't snapping up seats.
Originally, 11 per cent of all tickets sold were set aside for citizens of the host country at about $20 -- a quarter or less than the price of other tickets.
Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the South African local organizing committee, told reporters on Thursday that number had been increased to 29%.
Jordaan said: "You have to take into account that football fans in South Africa are working class people of low income."
Fifa acknowledged this month that only half of the VIP tickets had been sold.