Questions about jazz festival
Cornelius Druif writes:
I have read the article and especially Camissa Solutions’ response to Dave Liebenberg’s letter on the jazz festival with great interest.
In principle, I am not against the festival and give Camissa the benefit of the doubt that it will attend to the issues relating to the hours as well as sound levels although it failed quite badly in this regard last year.
I cannot, however, accept that the sound engineers of international performers might deviate from the “modalities”.
It is Camissa’s responsibility to ensure that they don’t!
With regard to the projected economic impact of the festival, I think the “South African Cultural Observatory” should have another look at its calculations.
At R328 992 000 it amounts to a cost of R8 881,68 for each of the 37 000 bed occupants per day/night.
If the room rate is a way-above average room rate of R2 000 per night for Mossel Bay, it means each bed occupant will spend another R6 881 per bed night that will flow into the local economy (and not into the pockets of the event organisers or service providers from elsewhere). As it is said in Afrikaans: “Sak Sarel!”
Lastly, a formulary? Trying to baffle us if you can’t dazzle us?