Screening matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™

The City of Cape Town, in connection with the Cape Town Partnership, has released information to assist hotel, bar and restaurant owners in Cape Town with planning events during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, which starts on June 11.

Up to 500 000 foreign visitors are expected to visit South Africa for the event, with 80% of that number predicted to visit Cape Town at some stage.

If you own or run a public venue with a television and are planning to screen matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, you are entitled to do so as normal, provided you are not charging an entrance fee or holding sponsorship activities during the event.

If, however, you wish to charge an entrance fee, or hold sponsorship activities, you will need to apply to FIFA for a public viewing licence and pay a fee, which FIFA will donate to the 20 Centres for 2010 campaign, which aims to construct Football for Hope centres in Africa.

For more information about how to apply for your licence, see here.

For a list of matches in Cape Town during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, click here.

The City of Cape Town has appointed Sidney van Dyk to manage the Rights Protection Programme for Cape Town. You can contact him with any queries on +27 (0)21 401 4000 or email

Below are some other important links and contact details.

City of Cape Town 2010 Operations Office: +27 (0)21 401 4000

Football for Hope:

Public Transport during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™: Toll free 0800 65 64 63

Public Viewing Event Guidelines: fwc2010_public_viewing_licence_faq.pdf

For more tourism related information on the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ visit the industry programmes section.

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