NW to recruit 900 volunteers for 2010, Confederations Cup

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rustenburg - The Rustenburg Local Municipality is to recruit and train 900 volunteers to assist during the upcoming 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Speaking to BuaNews following a FIFA inspection team visit last week, 2010 Coordinator in the Rustenburg Local Municipality, Nketu Matima said the process of recruiting was underway and expected to be completed soon.

"We are in the process of recruiting 900 volunteers, who will be trained to start their work at this year's FIFA Confederations Cup in June.

"We will complete the recruitment process and start training the selected volunteers on the kind of services they must provide to the people coming into our city for the two main soccer events," he said.

Ms Matima further indicated that the training would include mainly customer service, understanding of Rustenburg city and the province as a whole.

"We have a wonderful province and what we want, is for everyone that visits the province to have a memorable experience," he said.

With regard to the FIFA inspection team's visit, Ms Matima said the team expressed satisfaction on the progress that has been made as far as the stadium is concerned and other issues related to accommodation and transport.

"The FIFA inspection team has indeed shown satisfaction about what we have achieved so far and we are also impressed by our work," he said.

Mr Matima further indicated that the Royal Bafokeng Stadium has been completed with just a few final touches left.

"The main job on the stadium is completed; we are left with some minor jobs such as paving of the parking space on the stadium which was delayed because of the rain we experience earlier this month.

"We want everything to be completed at the end of this month so that we can hand over a completed stadium to FIFA officially," he said.

The stadium will host New Zealand vs Spain on 14 June 2009; South Africa vs New Zealand on 17 June 2009 and Egypt vs the United States on 21 June 2009 for the FIFA Confederations Cup.