Wynberg Family Festival postponed

Courtneigh Davids, from Strandfontein, was meant to perform at the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival.

As the number of Covid-19 infections around the country continue to increase, and in the light of restrictions put in place by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address on Sunday night, a number of events, among them the Two Oceans Marathon and Cape Town International Jazz Festival have been cancelled or postponed.

Among them is the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival, which was to have taken place at Maynardville in Wynberg, later this month. The festival is sponsored by CapeTowner’s sister title.

“We took this difficult decision after extensive consultation and deliberations with various key stakeholders, staff members, some of our most valued vendors and artists,” said festival organiser Rozario Brown.

“The safety of our staff, partners and patrons, remains of great importance to us and government’s stringent measures imposed in an effort to deal with this crisis (on Sunday) validated our decision.”

Mr Brown added that the festival will now take place from Friday to Sunday September 25 to 27.

“The venue has been booked, the amusement park is confirmed, most of our existing vendors will continue to support us and we are calling on you, our most valued and loyal supporters and partners, to continue supporting us with this new date.”

This year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival has also been postponed as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus.

The festival was scheduled to take place on Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

For details on ticket refunds, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website, www.capetownjazzfest.com

For refunds on hospitality packages, contact the espAfrika hotline on 021 671 0506 or email hospitality@espafrika.com to be assisted by the team.

The Cape Town Carnival Trust said the Cape Town Carnival, which was to be held on Saturday March 21, had been cancelled in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s ban on gatherings of more than 100 people.

“We would like to thank the 44 community groups, the individual performers, and the Carnival staff that have worked tirelessly to prepare for this event,” the trust said.