How Did South Africa Lose Its Bid for the Commonwealth Games?
The City of Durban has been stripped of its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games amid reports of insufficient funds and the missing of several crucial payment deadlines. A new strong contender is Liverpool.
Govt of SA, 14 March 2017
The Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Mr. Fikile Mbalula MP, statement on the recent reported announcement by the Commonwealth Games Federations Read more »
South Africa: Explainer - How Durban Lost the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Daily Maverick, 14 March 2017
Durban lost the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday. In a way, it wasn't really a surprise. Signs have pointed to the bid imploding for some time now. But what… Read more »
Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium (file photo).
South Africa: Sports Minister to Explain Commonwealth Games Bid Loss
News24Wire, 14 March 2017
South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula will address media at 11:00 in Durban on Tuesday to provide clarity on South Africa's failed attempt at hosting the 2022 Commonwealth… Read more »
South Africa: Durban Should Quit As Commonwealth Games Host City
Daily Maverick, 5 December 2016
It is not often that an opportunity to correct a costly mistake presents itself, especially in the arena of mega-event bidding. The KwaZulu-Natal coastal city has a chance to exit… Read more »
DA, 28 November 2016
The Democratic Alliance will call on the Sports and Recreation Portfolio Committee to summons the Commonwealth Games committee to an urgent portfolio meeting to ascertain their… Read more »