The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), the Saftas committee and Clive Morris Productions has failed to publicly apologise to director Jahmil X.T Qubeka, with TV viewers who couldn't hear a single word of his acceptance speech during the atrociously bad 8th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) marred by terrible production values including non-existing sound and video.
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka won as best director for a feature film for but as elsewhere during the Saftas trashcast there was no audio, serious video problems, video which actually cut out completely, and the amateur on-air display of a super-imposed "625" on TV screens.
Just like the no-sound Saftas and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's dead-air acceptance speech, the NFVF, the Saftas organising committee and Clive Morris Productions have been silent for more than a week.
It is deplorable and shocking that firstly someone getting an award on a made-for-television awards ceremony cannot properly get his acceptance speech broadcast and heard. It's even more disgustingly pathetic that those responsible for it, cannot even publicly apologise and say sorry.