Confederations Cup News

Joburg ready for kick-off

10 May 2009 Press Release Tourism News

With a little over a month left to the Confederations Cup and less than 400 days to the 2010 World Cup, the city of Joburg has announced its state of readiness and express confidence that its various projects and infrastructure programmes are right on course for a scheduled completion.Speaking at a press conference on the first day of Indaba in Durban, Joburg Tourism Company CEO, Lindiwe Mahlangu (pictured left) reiterated the importance of Joburg being ready for the Confederations Cup Tournament.

Football fever keeps South Africa on top of inbound game

27 March 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Excitement in the build up to the Confederations Cup and FIFA 2010 helped keep South Africa’s inbound figures buoyant despite the backdrop of the global downturn.The nation recorded a total 9,591,828 visitor arrivals last year, representing 5.5 percent rise on 2007 when arrivals totalled 9,090,881. The destination also remains cautiously optimistic of achieving its target of 10 million arrivals in 2010.