WATCH: A message from Sekunjalo to all Cape Town International Jazz Festival fans

Dr Iqbal Survé, chairperson of the Sekunjalo Group. Picture:

Dr Iqbal Survé, chairperson of the Sekunjalo Group. Picture:

Published Mar 14, 2020


In response to the postponement of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Dr Iqbal Survé, chairperson of the Sekunjalo Group, has released a personal video message to all fans and followers of this prestigious event. 

The jazz festival dubbed Africa's Grandest Gathering was scheduled to take place on March 27 and March 28, 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) with a stellar line-up of local and international stars. 

espAfrika, a member of Sekunjalo Group, announced on Friday that the event has been has been postponed for the foreseeable future as a public health precautionary measure. This comes as a result of the coronavirus and the implications it has on this particular event, as with so many other events globally.

Dr Survé says: "Our decision to postpone the event was based on the real threat of the coronavirus and most importantly the health and welfare of the attendees and the entire ecosystem of people associated with our festival. Hosting an event with more than 40 000 people in close proximity to each other when there's such a risk of the virus spreading is a very serious public health issue.

"The welfare of our patrons, musicians, employees and service providers comes before profit. That is the motto of the Sekunjalo group: people before profit."

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