Saturday, March 21, 2009

Shakeup in Administration Raises Questions About LOC

The political upheaval in Fall 2008 caused confusion about which members of the government will remain involved in the Local Organizing Committee.

"Those concerned are former minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad, who chairs the marketing and communications committee on the LOC board; former minister of provincial and local government Sydney Mufamadi, who chairs the host cities committee; and former deputy finance minister Jabu Moleketi, who chairs the 2010 finance committee and is a member of the LOC's technical inspection team."

"'It is understood that the LOC would wait for the cabinet to give a directive after a meeting scheduled for next week on whether the trio would be replaced,' the news report said."

"Local organising committee director of communications Tim Modise said: 'We don't know if they are going to retained'."

South Africa's World Cup 2010: Charm and confusion
The Sofia Echo
October 5, 2008