Organisers apologize for disappointing fans #SAFTAs14

Organisers apologize for disappointing fans #SAFTAs14

Following a turbulent attempt to celebrate actors online after Covid-19 ruined their initial plans, organisers of the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) have issued an apology to nominees, supporters and friends of the arts at large for their “unsuccessful” virtual awards ceremony. The event, which was first set to be stream live at 5 pm, ended up only starting at 10.50 pm, leaving many people disappointed. In a statement sent to TshisaLIVE, the organisers apologised to the masses, stating that they were disappointed by technical difficulties.

“Last night, the Saftas endeavoured to host the 14th annual awards ceremony on social media in response to the uncertainty around the duration of the current nationwide lockdown. In trying to use technology to celebrate our industry, we faced unforeseen technical difficulties that severely hampered the streaming of the show. Despite our best efforts, we were unable able to deliver a show to the standards we had hoped for and for that we sincerely apologise. They reiterated their desire to celebrate South African talent and vowed to do better.

Organisers apologize for disappointing fans #SAFTAs14

“We would like to send a final word of apology to our nominees, winners, stakeholders, our friends in media as well as the general public that, despite the delay, stayed up with us last night to celebrate South Africa’s film and television talent. We thank you,” said the CEO, Makhosazana Khanyile. In case you missed the whole commotion, here’s a quick summary for you.

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