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Media Release: KNP unveils 2010 FIFA MATCH villages

Date: 28th January 2010

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP's) Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya formally unveiled the FIFA official accommodation plaque to highlight the park’s preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Skukuza Rest Camp yesterday (Wednesday, January 27, 2010).

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP's) Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya formally unveiled the FIFA official accommodation plaque to highlight the park’s preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Skukuza Rest Camp yesterday (Wednesday, January 27, 2010).

MATCH awarded KNP the plaques to mark the three camps i.e. Skukuza, Pretoriuskop and Berg-en-Dal as the MATCH official accommodation providers for the 2010 coccer world cup visitors from 11 June to 11 July 2010.

“As we unveil the plaque today, we want to believe that it will remain as a reminder to our staff and visitors from now until the end of the World Cup, to the effect that we have committed ourselves as KNP to serving the 2010 FIFA World Cup visitors who will come to this country”, said Mr Sibiya in his keynote address.

Mr Sibiya updated local members of the media and KNP staff members on the park’s current preparations for the 2010 World Cup in areas such as accommodation renovations in all camps, safety and security issues, disaster management plans, activities and entertainment, local community development opportunities which will be available in the park during the soccer tournament.

He further urged staff members to honour this significant gesture, Mr Sibiya indicated that the KNP is an acclaimed world famous organisation and by implication, should be able to provide world class service as expected by both local and international tourists.

“Irrespective of which area of responsibility you are in, please ask yourselves what your contributions are going to be during the World Cup, see to it that you do your bit and aim to enhance the image and reputation of the country and that of the organisation you work for; this should go beyond the 2010 FIFA World Cup”; concluded Mr Sibiya.

Issued by:
Laura Mukwevho, Internal Communication Practitioner, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: (013) 735 4262 or email: lauram@sanparks.org

Enquiries:
William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: (013) 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or email: williamm@sanparks.org

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