JOHANNESBURG – THE South African Disability Association (Sada) and the Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC), yesterday met to discuss accessibility to stadiums during the World Cup for people with disabilities.
LOC CEO Danny Jordaan and Sada chairman Musi Nkosi, met at Safa House in Nasrec to discuss a means of accommodating the disabled community ahead of the world soccer tournament.
In a brief statement, Nkosi said the meeting held yesterday was to deter-mine a way forward and establish an agreement for working communication between the LOC and Sada.
“Within two days we meet again, to compromise with members of the LOC committee,” he said.
Jordaan said they had in December last year signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a working group which would report back on April 23.
“We plan to look at the facilities at the stadiums, whether it is compliant or non-compliant with space and placing for everyone,” said Jordaan.
“We are very happy, we had a productive meeting,” he said.
Jordaan added that representatives from Match ticket organisations and ticket verification would also meet to discuss each stadium and work with groups to further discuss matters concerning accessibility.