Pretoria — Cabinet has approved the City of Durban’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
“This is the first time that Africa will host the Commonwealth Games and will position South Africa as a sport tourism destination and also provide opportunities for Team South Africa,” Cabinet said in a statement on Friday.
Cabinet said the 2022 Commonwealth Games is expected to deliver up to R20 billion in output to the economy, translating into an additional R11 billion Gross Domestic Product growth.
SA’s 5th Periodic Report approved
Cabinet has also approved the publication of South Africa’s 5th Periodic Report (2009-2014) on the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in the Government Gazette, for public comment.
“The report provides an overview of the effectiveness of the range of laws, policies and programmes implemented in South Africa and highlights the achievements the country has made on women’s empowerment and gender equality.
“The report also recognises the persistent challenges and barriers to overcoming inequality and discrimination in the country,” Cabinet said in a statement.
SA to join international law centre
Cabinet has approved for South Africa to join the Advisory Centre on World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law, in Geneva.
“This is an international organisation that provides legal advice on WTO law, support in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and training in WTO law to developing and least developed countries,” Cabinet said.
As a member, South Africa will be able to source advice on the compatibility of trade measures of other countries that affect South African exports and of trade measures that South Africa wants to introduce. The centre can also assist South Africa in WTO dispute settlement cases.