Question NW2912 to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

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11 December 2020 - NW2912

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(1). With reference to the communication between the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) and the Government regarding the Republic’s undertaking to give the Caribbean $10 million and that FIFA should pay the amount on behalf of the SA Government, including the letter from Dr M Oliphant on 4 March 2008 (details furnished) and the confirmation of the payments by the former Minister, MrFikileMbalula, that the SA Football Association (SAFA) paid the $10 million (details furnished), who in SAFA authorised such a payment; (2). whether the payment was deducted from the proceeds from World Cup 2010; if not, why not; if so, (a) how was the specified amount calculated and (b) what are the further relevant details; (3). whether there are any documents that were signed by the recipient as documentary proof of receipt of payment from SAFA; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW3737E


1)(2) and (3) The Department is further consulting to get more information on this matter.

However, the South African Football Association (SAFA) when consulted indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup was an event that was fully funded by FIFA. SAFA indicated that they will send the questions to FIFA for a response.

In addition, they indicated that the 2010 FIFA World Cup operations were closed in 9 years ago in 2011.


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