Africa: Bringing new laws into play
Association football is a game of copious rules. This is most apparent in relation to the game's most celebrated competition and the world's largest single sporting event, the final competition of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. The final competition of the FIFA World Cup, held every four years, will take place in South Africa this year and FIFA has already posted on its 2010 webpage a host of rules, recommendations and guidelines governing all aspects of the laws of the game and other matters ancillary to the final competition of the World Cup, including a guide to the artificial lighting for football pitches and technical recommendations and requirements for football stadia.
As South Africa gears up to host the World Cup next month, local law firms are feeling the effects of an onslaught of legal updates. Deon Govender explains
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