'SA reliable and safe'

SOUTH Africa has proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be safe in terms of hosting major global sporting events.

SOUTH Africa has proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be safe in terms of hosting major global sporting events.

Local Organising Committee chief executive Danny Jordaan said South Africa's track record in hosting big events speaks volumes.

He said South Africa had hosted 141 global sporting events without any serious incidents. He said security would be tight during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

"South Africa is second to none in terms of hosting major sporting events. Any team that has been to South Africa will tell you it is safe and reliable," he said.

Jordaan said the SA Police Service had recruited more than 140000 extra officers with another 100000 in reserve.

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