Saturday, July 25, 2009

LOC recieves more application

By Khanyisa Tabata
25 July 2009

The 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) has received more than 11 000 volunteer applications just days after the opening of the volunteer programmes.

It is reported that LOC Chief Executive Officer Danny Jordaan told reporters, shortly after the Legacy Sub-Committee meeting of the Organising Committee‘s Board of Directors on Friday, that of this total, 10 percent of the volunteers were from the African continent and 1 500 from overseas.

South Africans and other countries have responded very well to the programme and we expect more applications before the closing date 31 August.

This is fascinating because it clearly shows that people are looking forward to the event in which volunteers are significantly important. We are very impressed with the current number of applications said Dr Jordaan.

A total of 15 000 volunteers are required of which 10 percent must be from Africa, 10 percent international volunteers and the rest to be selected from South Africa.

The volunteers are required in 16 functional areas including accreditation, marketing, media, protocol services, and transportation, administration, hospitality and spectator services.


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