R2 billion over 2010 budget

South Africa's preparations for hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup will cost over R2billion more than budgeted because of global economic trends, the deputy finance minister said yesterday. Government originally budgeted about R17,5billion for the construction and refurbishment of 10 soccer stadiums and other infrastructure for the 2010 championship. - Reuters

South Africa's preparations for hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup will cost over R2billion more than budgeted because of global economic trends, the deputy finance minister said yesterday. Government originally budgeted about R17,5billion for the construction and refurbishment of 10 soccer stadiums and other infrastructure for the 2010 championship. - Reuters

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