All systems go for 2010 party

Monday, January 18, 2010

Durban - Its all systems go for the official 100 Days Celebration event before the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in June.

Making the announcement recently at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium, CEO of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Danny Jordaan said the City of Durban will host the official event on 2 March 2010.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube said the City of Durban and the province will pull out all the stops to ensure the success of the event.

"It's all systems go for the 100 days celebration event. We are South Africa's sporting Mecca and the event will be an opportunity to show our readiness to host the World Cup," said Dube.

Ethekwini Mayor Obed Mlaba also promised delegates "the best celebration event".

"We might do this in conjunction with the official opening of the Moses Mabhida Stadium, but it will be over ambitious of us to say what we are going to do during this event," he said.

He said the hosting of the event by the City was only announced recently, so they are still to sit down and discuss the details.

The Mayor said all the details of the 100-Day celebration event would be unveiled to everyone at the right time.

Jordaan said the celebration would include a variety of activities.

"We have come to Durban to put this proposal to the Mayor and he has agreed to host the event. We all know that Durban is more than capable of holding big events and this city has a good track record of organizing successful events," he said. - BuaNews-eThekwini Municipality