SABC strikes deal with CT Jazz Fest
Cape Town - The SABC has announced a partnership with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival that will see the national public broadcaster become the festival's official broadcaster for the next three years.
The deal ensures that no less than six SABC radio stations will cover the annual event this year.
After broadcasting the event for a number of years, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyango was happy for the braodcaster to finally gain the tag of official partner.
"The SABC has a long history with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and it gives us pleasure to officially announce this partnership.
"This announcement comes at a time when the SABC's new GCEO, Lulama Mokhobo, has recently been appointed and underlines the National Public Service Broadcaster's commitment to support events that celebrate and reflect South Africa's identity and diverse culture," said Kganyango.
In turn, event organisers espAfrika were full of praise for the national broadcaster.
"We are extremely proud to have the SABC on board again in 2012. The SABC's contribution in terms of its national footprint is significant," CEO, Rashid Lombard said.
Among the stations that are expected broadcast live from the festival are SAfm, Good Hope FM, Metro FM and Radio 2000.
Television show Expresso will be hosting local and international artists during the week ahead of the event. Lindiwe Suttle and her band, which comes from Belgium, will be among those that will be interviewed.