Text of letter from Danny Jordaan, SAFA CEO and LOC member, to Jerome Valcke, FIFA General Secretary, December 10 2007
[For an article where this letter first appeared, as well as providing the context to it see here]
2010 FIFA World Cup
Organising Committee South Africa.
10 December 2007
Mr Jerome Valcke
General Secretary FIFA
Dear Jerome, Dear Friend
RE: US$10.0M PROMISED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE DIASPORA LEGACY PROGRAMMES
The South African Government has undertaken to pay an amount equivalent to US$10.0m towards the 2010 FIFA World Cup Diaspora Legacy Programme. The Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Jabu Moleketi, has recommended that this money be paid over to FIFA. I have subsequently had a discussion with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who has said that the funds should rather be paid over to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa.
In view of this determination, I want to suggest that FIFA deducts this amount (US$10.0m) from the LOC's future operational budget and deals directly with the Diaspora legacy support programme. I further suggest that an agreement be drawn up between all the parties to formalise the matter.
I trust that FIFA will agree to this arrangement. With kind regards
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
2010 FIFA World Cup
Organising Committee South Africa Directors
Dr I Khoza (Chairman) Dr D Jordaan (CEO) Mr K Bekker Mr R Hack, Prof M Katy, Mr K Lebenya, Mr M Mahomed, Mr PJ Moleketi, Mr K Motaung, Mr C Nqakula, Dr M Oliphant (SAFA President), Dr EG Pahad, Mr J Radebe, Mr T Sexwale, Rev M Stofile, Ms A Tslchlas, Mr S Mufamadi, Mr S Nathan, Mr Z Vavi
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