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Date set for new S. African kudos

Saftas to be handed out on Oct. 27 - 28

JOHANNESBURG — The first South African Film & TV Awards, or Saftas, will be handed out at ceremonies Oct. 27-28 in Johannesburg, the National Film & Video Foundation has announced.

The inuagural industry awards were launched to celebrate and promote the accomplishments of the growing local film industry, said NFVF chief executive Eddie Mbalo.

More than 500 entries had been received for the Safta awards, the first step in a national industry initiative to establish a South African Film & Television Academy that would function as the governing structure and custodian of the Saftas, he said.

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