Tebogo Monama

Tebogo Monama

The Southern African Power Pool has pledged to ensure that the 2010 Fifa World Cup does not fail because of outages.

SAPP is made up of electricity enterprises in southern Africa. They pledged to support South Africa and the 2010 Fifa World Cup in areas of generation, transmission, customer contributions and demand side management.

The initiative is part of Eskom's plans to ensure the reliability of electricity supply for the 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Eskom Project 2010 unit managing director, Johnny Dladla, said: "We are delighted with the cooperation we are receiving from SAPP. This initiative confirms that the 2010 Fifa World Cup is truly an African event."

SAPP chairperson Rhodnie Sisala said: "South Africans, the region and world football fans will look forward to an unforgettable African World Cup."