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Following a visit to Gaborone to discuss opportunities for cooperation around the 2010 World Cup, the Rustenburg Local Organising Committee is expecting a delegation from Botswana next week.
This will be on September 15 at Olympia Park in Rustenburg during the celebrations to begin the 1 000 days countdown to the World Cup.
The World Cup, where 32 countries will take part with South Africa qualifying automatically by virtue of being the hosts, will take place from June 11 to July 11 2010.
Various stakeholders from Botswana hosted a delegation from the North West provincial government last week to discuss preparations for the tournament.
The North West provincial government delegation included department of sports, arts, culture and recreation head Irene Mpolweni and George Khunou.
"The people from Botswana are excited that we are also planning World Cup countdown celebrations and will be joining us on that day," said Khunou.
"There was a slight problem - they thought they could do things in relation to the World Cup on their own without any link with South Africa.
"They have already appointed British consultants who are putting together a massive strategy around the World Cup for Botswana.
"We made it clear that they have to work with the North West provincial government or Rustenburg Local Organising Committee for anything to do with the World Cup."
Edna Molewa, North West premier, is expected to visit Botswana soon where she will lead a delegation to meet the Botswana political heads.