Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stadia On Track, Security Now the Concern

Confident that all 6 new stadia will be ready by the October deadline, Local Organizing Committee President Danny Jordaan is now shifting focus to security within the country.

About 450,000 supporters are expected to travel to South Africa for the World Cup - down from the two million that traveled to Germany in 2006.

Jordaan said security will be a high priority with questions raised over the country's crime record.

"We have committed 1.3bn South African Rand (US$138m) to increase the police force," Jordaan said.

SA 2010 venues 'ready by October'
March 26, 2009