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Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin said the country's airports will be able to handle the millions of soccer fans expected for the Fifa 2010 World Cup.
Erwin was speaking at an economics cluster media briefing in parliament yesterday.
He said the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) has started its five-year R5,2billion investment programme at all the major airports.
Already R492million has been spent at three international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban; and R46million was invested at the Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Upington and Pilanesberg airports. He said more than 250 transport projects worth almost R2billion have been approved.
A further R400million has been allocated specifically for 2010 World Cup infrastructure.
"No further amounts would be given to cities to build stadiums," he said. - Waghied Misbach