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The North West Education and Sport Development in supporting the South Africa’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup set up Public Viewing Areas across the province.  The final decision of the World Rugby will be announced on 15 November 2017 in London after the votes.

South Africa is bidding to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and this has the full support of the national government. Independent auditors will be overseeing the process and a total of 39 votes with a simple majority required to select the country to host the Rugby World Cup.

The last time South Africa hosted the Rugby World Cup was in 1995, immediately after the ushering of the democratic government.

MEC Sello Lehari is upbeat that today South Africa will be announced as the hosts of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

“On behalf of the department I wish that the announcement be in favour of South Africa this afternoon. The hosting events of this international stature will improve investor confidence and promote small and big business in a significant way. Sports remain one of the key catalysts of nation building and realization of social cohesion”, said MEC Lehari.

The Public Viewing Areas are planned as follows:
•    Ngaka Modiri Molema District: Mmabatho Stadium
•    Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District: Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality at Council Chamber
•    Bojanala District: Impala Rugby Club
•    Dr Kenneth Kaunda: Leopard Par Rugby Stadium.

The time for viewing the 2023 Rugby World Cup announcement in all the venues stated above will be from 15:00 – 15:30, 15 November 2017.