Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Government Declares Itself Ready for World Cup

A recent report to the national government indicates that South Africa is fully prepared for the World Cup to begin, however the report refers only to the readiness of stadia and various disaster and crime plans.

The latest sport and recreation department progress report on the 2010 FIFA World Cup presented to Cabinet on Wednesday confirms "it is all systems go", government spokesperson Themba Maseko said on Thursday.

Briefing the media following Cabinet's regular fortnightly meeting, he said all the stadiums were ready and in the process of being handed over to the host cities, well ahead of the FIFA requirement that they be handed over 15 days before the June 11 start of the tournament.

All systems go for SWC - govt
News 24
April 22, 2010