2010 FIFA World Cup™
South Africa is ready for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™
The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ is one of the biggest infrastructure investment projects
in South Africa. Government
is using its investment in the World Cup to speed up
growth and development in the country so that it
leaves behind a proud legacy that will benefit generations
of South Africans to come.
National government is contributing over R28 billion
to World Cup-related projects. The major contributions
- stadiums and precinct development: R9 841 billion
- transport: R11 728 billion
- broadcast and telecommunications: R300 million
- event operations: R684 million
- safety and security: R1 305 million
- ports of entry infrastructure: R3 500 million
- immigration support: R630 million
- communications, hosting, legacy and culture programmes:
South Africa is ready and on track to meet the requirements
of hosting the World Cup and already in
June 2009 hosted the Confederations Cup, which is the most important soccer tournament prior to the 2010 World Cup.
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The National Joint Operational Centre (NATJOC) of South Africa’s security forces became fully operational at one minute past midnight in the country’s capital city on 26 May 2010.
The South African Police Service is spending R640 million on the deployment of 41 000 officers specifically for the event. This includes 31 000 permanent members and 10 000 police reservists.
Dedicated courts will make sure that administration of justice takes place swiftly.
The Department of Health has detailed plans for vaccinations against possible disease outbreaks.
The National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD) Laboratory confirms that visitors coming to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup are not at risk of Rift Valley Fever (RVF). The Department of Health issues regular updates on the outbreak.
The Department of Health has developed Notifiable Medical Conditions Early Warning Survelliance System to provide daily epideiological reports on health events of public importance.
- Key messages on health measures for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™.
The Department of Home Affairs during the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, successfully piloted the concept of an event visa. This visa will also be used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
Tax and customs
The South African Revenue Service has set up a website to assist travellers coming to South Africa for the World Cup as well as FIFA approved companies or individuals who wish to bring goods
into our country for the soccer spectacle.
- Key messages on tourism and hospitality for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™.
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Transport for 2010
Airports readying for the World Cup - Airports Company South Africa's (ACSA) plans for the facilitation of the additional passengers and aircraft expected during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
Finding your way during the World Cup - information about maps, road closures, park and ride, and everything you need to find the stadium where your team is playing.
Touristmaps provides maps to places of interest, as well as the stadiums.
- Key messages on transport arrangements for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™.
The Department of Communications has approved plans to beef up its 2010 programme with both human and other resources to ensure a successful ICT infrastructure plan for the World Cup and beyond.
South Africa will ensure a continues supply of electricity during the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.
- Key messages on energy provision for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™.
Government statements and speeches
Latest speeches and statements:
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