MTN BUSHFIRE 2020 OFFICIAL STATEMENT
MTN Bushfire Festival Proceeding as Planned, Monitoring Situation
As events rapidly unfold globally and closer afield in relation to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the MTN Bushfire team has been meeting with all key stakeholders to ensure the best way forward for the festival, its participants, and guests locally and from across the globe.
At present, the MTN Bushfire festival is proceeding as planned. As we progress towards the festival scheduled for 29 to 31 May, 2020, MTN Bushfire will continue to have in-depth meetings with key government stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, the Eswatini Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade. MTN Bushfire is also consulting with MTN Eswatini, as well as sponsors, partners and other relevant parties.
The overriding priority for MTN Bushfire is the safety and security of the broader Eswatini community and everyone involved in staging such a high-profile, globally-recognised event. MTN Bushfire is also working closely with safety and security consultants and suppliers, including one of South Africa’s most trusted event security companies, Eyethu Events. This is to ensure that the festival meets local and international health and safety standards to protect festivalgoers and staff members.
There are currently no travel bans in place for South Africa or Eswatini. All international protocols and best practices around this situation are being incorporated into the planning of this year’s event.
MTN Bushfire will also continue to communicate transparently with ticket-holders, suppliers and event partners as the situation develops.
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