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Saturday, 2 January 2010
AFRICAN PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2009
Danny Jordaan has been nominated as our African personality of the year 2009, he heads the local organising committee for the 2010 world cup, the biggest event that will take place in Africa, it is probably the biggest event that has been held in Africa and arguably will be held considering the odds of the event being held in Africa. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. He has served FIFA in numerous capacities, including, as a General Co-ordinator for the Youth World Cup (now FIFA U-20 World Cup), 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan. He was also a match commissioner for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and a member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee. He currently serves on the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Organising Committee. Jordaan has a BA degree from the University of the Western Cape and also an Honours degree from the University of South Africa. He was also awarded three honorary Doctorates from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (D.Phil), the University of South Africa (D. Admin), and also from University of the Western Cape (D. Phil).