SA Tourism acting CEO Themba Khumalo again rallied behind a proposed multimillion-rand sponsorship of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, saying sports clubs were a viable option with “guaranteed returns on investment”.

The deal, which could see the words “Visit South Africa” on the footballers’ sleeves for three years at a cost of £42.5m (R910m) has been roundly criticised by hard-pressed South Africans battling persistent load-shedding, poor service delivery, high inflation, unemployment and a rising cost of living...

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