SAFTAs 2020 winners to be announced on Twitter

The winners of the 14th annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) winners will be announced social distancing style. On 16 March the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced that the ceremonies scheduled to be held on 27 and 28 March was cancelled due to the National State of Disaster announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa following the outbreak of the coronavirus in South Africa.  

Hosted by Dineo Ranaka, Saftas14 winners will be announced on Twitter on Wednesday, 29 April at 17:00. Makhosazana Khanyile, NFVF CEO said: “It has been an incredibly difficult decision to make for all concerned with the running of these awards. As the NFVF we extend our sincere gratitude to the nominees and creative industry at large for their understanding and patience as we sought to find solutions. Whilst the celebrations for all our winners will be muted this year, it does not take away from all our deserving winners.

“We consulted widely to find the best possible way of presenting the awards that would still adhere to the lockdown regulations and not put any lives in danger of contracting this deadly virus.”