Welcome to safa.net!
This information was recovered from the wayback machine as at July 2002. A lot must have changed since then.
Long gone are the days of file folders and paper clips – even the once ubiquitous facsimile is fast becoming obselete in the face of e-mail and e-commerce. The age of information technology that had its beginnings a mere two decades ago has today become a mass phenomenon of such proportions that the internet is sweeping everyone in society, from our children to our grandparents, along the information superhighway at a speed almost too fast to comprehend.
The instantaneous dissemination and retrieval of information is of paramount importance in the communications strategy of all organisations in the 21st century and SAFA is no exception. Although we launched our web site several years ago I am pleased to welcome you to a newly-structured dynamic site that will encompass a wealth of information to be unveiled over four phases.
On the site you will find a comprehensive collection of data covering the domestic and international activities of the Association as reflected through our age-groups at the provincial and national level. A new exciting component of particular interest to the media will be daily updates of topical news stories and interviews that will keep you abreast of happenings literally as they happen.
Phase Two of the Internet Project will focus on the national teams. Ultimately each player will have his/her own home page and each international match will be reviewed. Phase Three will cover the history of football in South Africa from the first ever match played in 1862 up until the present. Phase Four will see the implementation of a players database encompassing all clubs from the amateur to professional ranks. We hope this will have particular appeal to fans worldwide. This site represents SAFA’s commitment to building an interactive information sharing culture amongst the football family. This timely sharing of easily accessible, free-flowing information about who we are and what we do will enhance our overall transparency and encourage an open-door policy with regard to public relations.
It will also enlighten countless individuals among the general global public who will have discovered a new-found interest in South Africa and its football as a result of our failed bid to host the 2006 World Cup. We are bidding again for the 2010 World Cup and information on our rejuvenated bid with links to other sites covering all aspects of our Rainbow Nation will form a major component of the site.
Molefi Oliphant, President SAFA