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South Africa’s ICT readiness for 2010 under scrutiny

February 23, 2009 • Top Stories

IvyMatsepe.jpgTHE preparedness of South Africa’s Information and Communications Technology for the hosting of two of the world’s biggest football tournaments in the next two years will be under the spotlight on Tuesday.

The Minister of Communications Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburi, will during the day outline the state of readiness of the country’s infrastructure ahead of June’s Confederations Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The event is scheduled for the capital Pretoria where Casaburi will demonstrate the state of readiness of the ICT infrastructure at Loftus Stadium and other 2010 venues.

The chief executive officer of the 2010 Local Organising Committee, Dr Danny Jordan, City of Pretoria mayor, Dr. Gwen Ramokgopa, Telkom and Sentech officials among others will also be attending the briefing.

The South African Government has made a total of 17 guarantees to FIFA in relation to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. The guarantees commit government to putting in place, amongst other things, relevant ICT infrastructure, media centers and an International Broadcast Center.

Mzwakhe Kgomotso

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