2010 FIFA World Cup: South Africa


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2010 FIFA World Cup: South Africa

  1. 1. Government Preparationsquick FACTS
  2. 2. 1South Africa will deliver a world-class event that will forever change theperceptions of the international community, and also ensure a lastinglegacy for the people of Africa. – President Jacob Zuma, Republic ofSouth AfricaSouth Africa has not only made its mark on international sports fields,but has also successfully hosted a number of major internationalevents. These include, among other things, the 1995 World Cup,1996African Cup of Nations,2003 Cricket World Cup and the IndianPremier League in 2009. These events and the 2009 ConfederationsCup demonstrate South Africa’s readiness to host the 2010 FIFAWorld CupTM.The 2010 FIFA World CupTMwill expose South Africa and the continentto the world, optimise tourism and other developmental opportunities,promote soccer and foster pride and confidence in Africa.When the first match of the 2010 FIFA World CupTMkicks off in SouthAfrica, it will be the culmination of years of dedicated effort, planningand commitment. Long after the last whistle has blown, South Africaand Africa will continue to reap the rewards of its investments in thistournament, which have catalysed huge developments.All of South Africa has risen to the occasion to make this the bestWorld Cup ever.SOUTH AFRICA IS READY TO HOST THE WORLDWe have every confidence in our security establishment to secure thisevent … we have no doubt that the World Cup will be a runaway success,– Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Republic of South AfricaGOVERNMENT GUARANTEESBefore South Africa was granted the right to host the 2010FIFAWorldCupTM, national government departments provided 17 guaranteesto FIFA. Government has used these guarantees as the blueprintfor its preparations for the tournament. Since being awarded thebid, a coordinated and concentrated effort has been made by all therelevant departments to achieve these undertakings.INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTThe South African Government is using the event to fast-trackinfrastructure development in the country and to provide a catalystfor regional and continental exposure and growth.
  3. 3. 2StadiumNelson Mandela BayDurbanGreen Point Soccer CityBruce SutherlandCity of CapeTown
  4. 4. 3STADIUMSThe 2010 FIFA World CupTMwill take place in eight of SouthAfrica’s nine provinces. Tenstadiums are located in ninecities and will seat more than570 000 people.New stadiumsSoccer City Stadium: Thisstadium, situated in Johannesburg,Gauteng, will host the opening andfinal matches of the 2010 FIFA WorldCupTM. The stadium has a seating capacityof 94 700.Durban Stadium:Thisstadiumis situated in the KwaZulu-Natalport city of Durban. It is a newlandmark in Durban with agiant steel arch 105 m abovethe middle of the pitch. It hasa seating capacity of 70 000.Green Point Stadium:Situated on the edge of the CapeTown city centre and behind thepopular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the Green Point Stadiumhas a 70 000-seating capacity.Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium: Situated in Port Elizabeth inthe Eastern Cape, the stadium was the first of the new stadiums tobe completed and is already being used for various sporting events.It seats 50 000 people.Mbombela Stadium: The stadium’s distinguishing features arethe 18 supporting pillars that resemble giraffes. It is situated inMpumalanga, which shares borders with Mozambique and Swaziland.Its seating capacity is 46 000.Peter Mokaba Stadium: The Peter Mokaba Stadium has acapacity of 46 000 seats and is located in Polokwane, Limpopo.Upgraded stadiums• Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, North West: seatingcapacity increased to 42 000.• Loftus Versveld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria, Gauteng:seating capacity now 50 000.• Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein, Free State:seating capacity increased to 45 000.• Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng: seating capacity of61 000.Peter MokabaMbombela
  5. 5. 4TOURISMSouth Africa offers visitors scenic beauty, magnificent outdoors,a sunny climate and unique cultural and biological diversity. Thehosting of the 2010 FIFA World CupTM, which will attract hundredsof thousands of people to our shores, has provided the impetusfor expanding the regional and local tourism sectors. Some of theinitiatives that have been undertaken to make visitors’ experiencesafe, comfortable and enjoyable include:• TheGeographicInformationSystemMappingofalltourismproductsand related services, which will include graded accommodationestablishments. This information is available on: www.tourism.gov.zaor link directly to the maps on: www.touristmaps.co.za.• Visitor information centres have been launched in Polokwane,Rustenburg, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit.• Promoting service excellence through a project to train frontlineservice staff across all tourism-service points on service excellence.• The 2010 Tourism Ambassador Programme, which will targetapproximately 15 000 volunteers for placement across host citiesduring the 2010 FIFA World CupTM.• Language training: the Department of Tourism, in partnershipwith the Department of International Relations and Cooperation,is facilitating the training of tourist guides in the official FIFAlanguages: Portuguese, Arabic, German and Italian.AccommodationBy October 2009, 46 972 rooms had been contracted by MATCH forofficial use by the FIFA family, delegates and affiliates. Of these, 31 371were hotel rooms and 15 601 were non-hotel accommodation.There is a common understanding between government and tourismindustry-players that inflating prices during the 2010 FIFA WorldCupTMwill be detrimental to the sustainability of the industry beyondthe event.ENTRY INTO SOUTH AFRICADuring the 2010 FIFA World CupTM, an estimated 450 000 ticketholders are expected to visit South Africa over a four-week period.The Department of Home Affairs is implementing special measuresto ensure smooth access when entering and/or exiting South Africa.These include:• Event visas: South Africa will be the first country in the historyof the 2010 FIFA World CupTMto offer an event visa. The eventvisa will be issued to nationals travelling from non-visa exemptcountries who are able to provide proof of purchase of a FIFAmatch ticket. These visas are issued to qualifying travellers at nocost. Security will not be compromised and all applicants will haveto comply with the normal visa requirements. Accredited FIFAdelegates will travel visa-free if they come from non-visa exemptcountries.
  6. 6. 5• Dedicated lanes: These lanes are designed to ensure thattravellers arriving at our shores receive priority treatment.• Advanced passenger processing: This is a “pre-departurepassenger screening” process for all passengers and crew travellingby air into and through South Africa. It will facilitate the entry ofbona fide passengers with minimum delay.• Temporary joint border clearance: This will enabletravellers to be processed within a controlled and secure co-located border facility when they enter South Africa.• Immigration liaison officers: This is a control measure thatwill ensure the validation of travel documents for authenticityat selected foreign airports of origin to identify undesirableindividuals travelling to South Africa prior to their departure fromthe country of origin. The airline and immigration services at portsof entry will then be notified of any such individual en route toSouth Africa.• Mobile border units: These will be available at land ports ofentry where a high volume of visitors are expected during thetournament. Through these units, travellers will experience fastand organised service, reduced congestion, enhanced security andbetter monitoring of illegal activities at land border posts.Cape Town International AirportCape Town International Airport
  7. 7. 6BORDER CONTROL COORDINATINGCOMMITTEE (BCOCC)The BCOCC is a mandated structure within government to coordinateactivities at ports of entry. The South African Revenue Service (Sars)is the lead agency and holds the Chair of the committee. A 2010FIFA World CupTMForum was constituted within the committeeto coordinate efforts of member departments in processing peopleand goods coming into our country for the tournament. The list ofprioritised ports of entry that was approved by the BCOCC ExecutiveCommittee consists of 12 airports, 13 land and four sea ports.TRANSPORTGovernment is using the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to improve SouthAfrica’stransportsystem.Transportservices and infrastructure are beingdesigned to meet the efficiency,safety, quality and cost-effectiverequirements of the modern era,and will be accessible to all – visitorsand residents alike.A total investment of R13,6 billionhas been allocated to improvepublic transportation systems. Thisis part of an overall investment ofR170 billion in the country’s transport system over the five-yearperiod from 2005/06 to 2009/10.Improvements to the transport system include:• An additional 1 500 buses will be made available.• Over 2 000 train coaches are being refurbished.• Major infrastructure upgrades are being implemented in airportsin Cape Town, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. Anew airport will open in April 2010 outside Durban.The accelerated transport investments will yield a lasting legacy ofquality transport services, infrastructure and systems in the country,benefiting millions of South Africans.Access into South Africa• OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.• Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town.• Durban International Airport, Durban.• Beit Bridge Border Post (link with Zimbabwe), Musina, Limpopo.• Lebombo Border Post (link with Mozambique), Mpumalanga.• Durban Harbour, Durban.• Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town.PROTOCOL AND PORTS OF ENTRY MATTERSGuarantees binding on the Department of International Relationsand Cooperation for 2010 are that:• no country will be excluded from participating in the 2010 FIFAWorld CupTM• the national anthems of all participating countries will be playedduring the tournament and their national flags flown
  8. 8. 7• protocol services will be provided at officialgovernment and 2010 FIFA World CupTM-related events.SAFETY AND SECURITYThe millions of fans who will be in South Africa toenjoy the 2010 FIFA World CupTMcan be assuredof their safety. South Africa’s safety and securityplan includes, among other things:• Route security, specifically from airportsinto the cities and border security at portsof entry, including South Africa’s land, sea andair borders.• State-of-the-art information and commu-nications military technology will be used aswell as a fleet of nearly 40 helicopters.• Courts will be available 24 hours a day,seven days a week to ensure access tojustice during the event.• Plans are in place to address terror threats,hooliganism and crime.• The South African Police Service (SAPS) isspending R640 million on the deploymentof 41 000 officers specifically for the event.These include 31 000 permanent membersand 10 000 police reservists. The majority ofthe police deployed for the 2010 FIFA WorldCupTMwill be trained officers with experiencein major events.• Each of the 32 qualifying countries competing in the event will beinvited to send their own specially trained police officers to assistwith language and cultural differences and to support the SAPS.• Interpol will be setting up an office in South Africa for the 2010FIFA World CupTM.ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICEA key area for the Department of Justice and ConstitutionalDevelopment will be to deal with all criminal cases in a fast andefficient way, especially where foreigners are involved. The followingspecial measures will be implemented:• At least one dedicated district court and one regional court will beset up per host city to deal with 2010-related cases for the period28 May to 25 July 2010.• Dedicated, skilled and experienced magistrates, prosecutors,Legal Aid South Africa attorneys, local and foreign court languageinterpreters and other court officials will be assigned to each ofthe dedicated 2010 courts.• All 2010-related cases outside of the host cities will be prioritisedand dealt with in a court with jurisdiction.DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND FIRE SERVICESThe 2010 Disaster-Management Master Plan was developed for jointimplementation by the members of the 2010 National Disaster-Management Steering Committee.
  9. 9. 8The plan provides for the establishment of an operation centre for:• receiving disaster-related information and incidents• analysing the trends of incidents• connecting the nine host cities and provincial disaster-managementcentres.The plan also provides for the:• development of an active database with all the standard operationprocedures recorded• activation of a 24/7 national operation (command centre) wherevolunteers will be trained and deployed to provincial jointoperation centres, provincial disaster-management centres andcluster joint operation centres• placement of special operations experts to deal with specificincidents.Other preparations include:• the deployment of 800 disaster-management and fire-servicesreservists in the host cities• procurement of two multipurpose equipment caches, deployed inGauteng and the Western Cape respectively, to deal with potentialincidents around Urban Search and Rescue.An estimated R200 million has already been spent by host citiesand provincial governments to improve fire-services infrastructureand capacity. There will be expenditure towards training specialistsin hazardous material and how to respond to incidents involvingchemicals and other dangerous substances.HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICESAll players, officials, visitors, support staff and vendors attending thevarious events will have access to adequate and appropriate healthand medical services. Medical teams will be strategically positionedthroughout each stadium and its precinct.The Department of Health has established various working groups,focusing on such areas as emergency medical services (EMS), on-sitemedical centres (event venue and VIP hotels), aero-medical services,disaster and mass casualty planning and biochemical defence.Key deliverables that are being addressed to meet government’sguarantees to FIFA include:• EMS• hospitals preparation• port health at all ports of entry to South Africa• environmental health services (including food control)• communicable disease control• FIFA fan parks and public viewing areas• forensic pathology• forensic clinical medicine• health promotion to communicate prevailing health circumstances(e.g. H1N1)• chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats• service provision.In the interest of protecting public health, it remains a priority ofthe Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to ensurethat animals and plants are disease-free. Inspection services at all
  10. 10. 9South African border posts (land, sea and air) are being upgraded.Additional sniffer dogs were obtained in 2008/09 as part of theSedupe K9 Sniffer Dog Programme for the detection of prohibitedagricultural substances at ports of entry.INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONSTECHNOLOGY (ICT)Telkom and Sentech have been contracted to provide the requiredICT infrastructure.Access network establishmentThe access network infrastructure (“last mile”) refers to the networkextension between the Telkom Core Network and the stadiums/International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) Telkom Carrier Room.Backup satellite network establishmentThe delivery of the satellite backup network will include thedeployment of a second Sentech Teleport at the location of the IBC,Nasrec, Johannesburg.Telkom core network upgradeTelkomwillupgradeitscorenetworkinfrastructure by upgrading theoptic-fibre links between all the 10stadiums andthe IBC aswell asbetween the IBC and international undersea submarine cable landingpoints at Melkbosstrand on the west coast and Mtunzini on the eastcoast.International Broadcasting Centre upgradeThe 2010 FIFA World CupTMwill, for the first time in the history ofthe tournament, be broadcasted in high-definition television throughmobile telephones. Over 15 000 media representatives will use theIBC to cover the 2010 FIFA World CupTMfrom South Africa.International bandwidth capacity upgradeThe provision for the broadcaster’s signals from the IBC will be acommercial process between the service-providers (Telkom andSentech) and the broadcast partners. This will be effected throughTelkom performing upgrades to its South Atlantic 3 (SAT-3) andSouth Africa Far East (SAFE) cables.Each stadium will install dedicated local area telecommunicationsinfrastructure to support the wider telecommunications andbroadcast project.VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMEA total of 15 000 volunteers from across the globe will contributetheir time, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the 2010 FIFAWorld CupTM. Out of the 15 000 volunteers, 80% will come fromSouth Africa, 10% from the other countries on the continent ofAfrica and the remainder from the rest of the world.
  11. 11. 10Volunteers will work in areas of information services, media,protocol, spectator services and transportation. All the recruitedand selected volunteers will be trained.The 2010 Organising Committee’s (OC) Volunteer Programmeis implemented on two levels: 2010 OC volunteers and host-cityvolunteers. Volunteers will either service FIFA or assist spectatorswith information on host cities and stadiums.PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENTThe Department of Environmental Affairs has embarked on wide-scale environmental communication initiatives. These include theNational Legacy Report and several campaigns around greening.The department has conceptualised several Expanded Public WorksProgramme projects, which include the:• Waste-Collection Project: The department will assistsome host cities with waste collection to ensure that cities areclean. This will happen prior, during and after the tournament.Temporary staff will be trained and employed for this purpose bythe respective appointed service-providers during this period.• National Environmental Volunteer Project: Some 500volunteers will receive training in environmental issues, tourismand 2010 FIFA World CupTMmatch-related information.• Non-Motorised Transport Project: The project is anattempt to reduce carbon emissions. At least three of the ninehost cities are considering the implementation of bicycle lanes instrategic locations for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM.• Training of Energy Auditors: Some 100 energy auditors willbe trained to address the shortage of energy auditors’ skills in thecountry.• CarbonOffsetProgramme:Thedepartmenthascollaboratedinternationally to map out the carbon offset as a result of hostingthe 2010 FIFA World CupTM.ENSURING SUFFICIENT ENERGY SUPPLYThe Department of Energy has taken the lead to ensure that all energymatters are addressed for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. Technicalpower for critical elements of stadiums will run on generators andgrid supply will be provided as backup, as required by FIFA.Between 2007 and 2010, over R300 million had been invested byhost provinces in the procuring of generators and expanding andupgrading electricity infrastructure.SPORT AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENTThe hosting of the 2010 FIFA World CupTMgives an opportunity tobuild on existing programmes that involve South Africans in healthyphysical activities and to grow communities through sport.
  12. 12. 11About R25 million has been allocated across all nine provinces from2007 to 2010 for club development in disadvantaged communities. Afurther investment of R212 million for school and community sporthas been made over the same period.ARTS AND CULTUREThe Department of Arts and Culture will use the 2010 FIFA WorldCupTMto market the African cultural experience to the internationalcommunity; express the African identity; educate people about ournational symbols; and showcase our diversity through music, arts andcrafts, dance, food and fashion. The department will play a key rolein the FIFA final draw, and the 2010 FIFA World CupTMopening andclosing ceremonies. The department will also develop and upgrade aselection of community art centres and ensure that all departmentallyfunded institutions produce a world-class tournament programme.INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTSSince government has declared the 2010 FIFA World CupTMaprotected event, the Department of Trade and Industry is responsiblefor the protection of intellectual property rights. “Protected event”means that the 2010 FIFA World CupTMis protected in terms of SouthAfrica’s intellectual property laws and regulations. Enforcement ofnational legislation is being carried out by the Sars, SAPS and otherrelevant bodies.Investing in people
  13. 13. 12SMALL, MEDIUM AND MICRO-ENTERPRISES(SMMEs)The Department of Trade and Industry has negotiated that 30% ofthe OC’s procurement be done by SMMEs. This event is bound tobenefit all.CONTACT DETAILS2010 FIFA World CupTMOrganising Committee SouthAfricaTel: +27 011 567-2010Fax: +27 011 494-3161Postal address: Private Bag X2010, Mondeor, 2110, Gauteng,South AfricaStreet address: Safa House, 76 Nasrec Road, Nasrec Ext 3,2190,Gauteng, South Africawww.FIFA.comGovernment Communication and Information System2010 FIFA World CupTMCommunication Project Management UnitTel: +27 012 314-2494/2173Fax: +27 012 326-2077Postal address: Private Bag X745, Pretoria, 0001, Gauteng,South Africa356 Vermeulen Street, Midtown Building, Pretoria,Gauteng, South Africawww.sa2010.gov.zaSport and Recreation South Africa2010 FIFA World CupTMGovernment Coordinating UnitTel: +27 012 304-5222Fax: +27 012 323-7196Postal address: Private Bag X896, Pretoria, 0001, Gauteng,South AfricaStreet address: Regent Place, 66 Queen Street, Pretoria, Gauteng,South Africahttp://www.srsa.gov.zaUSEFUL WEBSITESwww.sa2010.gov.zawww.southafrica.infowww.southafrica.net/2010www.joburg.org.zawww.capetown.gov.zawww.durban.gov.zawww.nelsonmandelabay.gov.zawww.mbombela.gov.zawww.polokwane.org.zawww.mangaung.co.zawww.tshwane.gov.zawww.rustenburg.gov.zawww.FIFA.comTo keep up to date with preparations for the 2010 FIFA WorldCup™, sign up for a weekly newsletter. Visit: http://newsletter.2010oc.com/inside2010/ for more information.Stadium images sourced from 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa, FIFAStadium inspection tour, from end September to beginning October 2009.