World football body Fifa has reassured South African and international media that the purpose of its terms and conditions for accreditation for reporting on the 2010 World Cup “is not, and has never been, to restrict press freedom”.
• SA celebrates media freedom
“The South African warmth and hospitality will be experienced by many, as we ensure that the rainbow nation successfully opens its borders to the world, for an African experience of a lifetime,” President Jacob Zuma told delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
South Africa's Cabinet has approved a new international marketing logo for the country. Inspired by the South African flag but evolved into a "trade-markable" form, the new logo is distinctive, dynamic and energetic, and stands out within its competitive environment.