FW de Klerk award for Jordaan

2011-02-03 08:02

Cape Town - Chief Executive of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Danny Jordaan became the first recipient of the FW de Klerk Goodwill Award, dedicating the honour to the people of South Africa and those who worked closely with him, SABC reports.

The Foundation said it honoured Jordaan for his role in the staging of last year's soccer spectacular in South Africa. The former South African president said Jordaan was chosen for his exemplary contribution to the promotion of goodwill between South Africans.

He further said Jordaan's successful planning and management of the event helped South Africans to show that the country can compete with the best in the international arena.

Accepting the award, Jordaan said South Africans always respond when they find a cause worthy, something they believe in and embrace. At the same event, the original ballot paper of the first democratic election in South Africa was auctioned off for R80 000.

The ballot paper was signed by three former presidents of the country, De Klerk, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. The foundation's executive director, Dave Steward, says the money will be used to further the work of the Foundation to promote the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the rule of law.


  • Dinah - 2011-02-03 08:38

    @paul, which stadiums are you reffering to, because the stadium are used frequently, some to host soccer matches and cricket. you are swimming in a pool of confusion. you think you know to much you spineless hypocrite

      Mystic Boer - 2011-02-03 09:06

      @ goyougoodthing.....'Moses in Durban' has the best turnover of the lot (read: bungy jumping, sky-car, cricket etc)

      LADYD - 2011-02-03 09:07

      are youworking in joburg

      goyougoodthing - 2011-02-03 13:24

      Having the 'best turnover' means nothing. Having a 'positive turnover' is more important and Moses does not. To the tune of about R1 million per month.

  • The Stig - 2011-02-03 08:58

    Khoza should also be commended for his work, Jordan needed his chairman and together they delivered a great show.

  • zip reeper - 2011-02-03 09:20

    one crook rewarding another. how can one reward jordaan who already awarded himself R10 million for, er, just doing his job? what a terribly corrupt place south africa is

      kingoftomorr - 2011-02-03 09:37

      Sorry zip how is FW a crook? He freed ur ass

  • whanga - 2011-02-03 09:43

    More interesting is the ballot paper. Does De Klerk need money to continue his little "Do-Good-Foundation"? Donating the ballot paper to a museum would have been more appropriate. Oeps, almost forgot, FW was and still is in politics for the money!

      ggj.oosthuizen - 2011-02-03 09:59

      Oops...the ballot paper wasnt his to donate!!! Think!!!

  • quinna99 - 2011-02-03 10:42

    verraaier. Gan terug engeland toe saam jou skelmpie!!!!!!!!

  • christine - 2011-02-03 12:33

    Hello---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- did anyone read the artical before commenting 2 questions woild anyone really want to accept a noddy award from de klerk---hes just trying to gain global stature --I would rether be awarde a RAZZIE what did danie jordan do to merit an award [even a noddy award] he was doing his job !!!!!and making himself rich as well the fw deklerk award ---ohhhh vomit

  • Zakhele - 2011-02-03 12:47

    I qoute De Klerk, 'He further said Jordaan's successful planning and management of the event helped South Africans to show that the country can compete with the best in the international arena.' Damn right, it was all about showing off to the world for one month. What about now? Are we competing in the international stage? Do we have fans going to the stadiums? It had nothing to do with the development of Soccer in townships where majority of people who love and watch soccer live. Jordaan gets a De Klerk's award for blowing all the money in already developed areas. Who goes watch football in Greenpoint today? Who goes watch football in Moses Mabhida today? Who goes watch football in Mbombela? Sure he needed consider all facts but he forgot to consider the long-term aspect of it. High earning South Africans (of all races) don't entertain themselves by going to watch soccer in the stadiums unless if it is Chiefs and Pirates (that means only four games a year). Jordaan and Irvin Khoza you guys are a total failure. You failed to show the world the true South Africa. You hid it under the developed South Africa developed by the apartheid regime no wonder Jordaan gets the award of the last apartheid president. You failed to take the game of soccer to the people, end of the story. Go steal the money you got from Blatter for depriving the world to see the real South Africa. You buggers.

  • The_Truth - 2011-02-03 13:07

    Did he not get paid enough for this, and did he also not steal enough?

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