Thursday, March 18, 2010

Temporary Accommodations Won't Be Built

Temporary accommodations planned near Johannesburg -- including a proposed "container city" made of shipping containers -- will not be built, according to local officials.

Local residents are also objecting to the establishment of a tent city in Waverley.

The City of Joburg intended to pitch 40 tents for 1 500 backpackers in a park in Waverley for fans. Although the campsite is almost fully booked, residents are threatening legal action if it goes ahead.

Brian Miller, chairman of the Waverley, Highlands North Extension and Abbotsford residents' associations, said this was not a Fifa or City of Joburg project, but that of a private commercial company.

He said it had been put out to tender, but the process had been flawed.

World Cup 'tent cities' look doubtful
Independent Online
March 16, 2010