14th South African Film and Television Awards cancelled

25 March 2020

Broadcast

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night declared a national state of disaster following the outbreak of the coronavirus in South Africa.

In his address to the nation, he said that gatherings of more than 100 people would be prohibited.

On Monday the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced that the 14th annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) have been cancelled.

In a statement to Channel24, the foundation said: "In light of the announcement made by President Ramaphosa and the Government's strict actions in response to the COVID19 ("Coronavirus") outbreak, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) would like to inform you that the 14th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs14) will no longer take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27 – 28 March 2020.

"Further details will be communicated in due course."

Source: Channel 24