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17 Apr 2015
12:50 pm

Tight security ahead of SAMA XXI


Security will be tight at Sun City outside Rustenburg during the South African Music Awards (Samas), North West police said on Friday.

SAMA XXl Nominees Announcement at The Rand Club Joburg. Picture: SAMA Flickr

“Taking into consideration the current protest situation in Ledig village and the planned South African Music Awards (Samas) that will be taking place on Sunday, the police are geared towards ensuring security of all the attendees,” said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

“The security and policing in and around the venue will be maintained in terms of Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act, 2010 [Act NO.2 of 2010]. This is done to ensure that all participants and any other person who finds him or herself in the vicinity of the event venue and the village are safe.”

He said intensive policing continued at Ledig following community protest that erupted on Saturday. “We would like to issue a stern warning once more to the communities around Ledig and Sun City that criminal activities will not be tolerated. The police have arrested 30 suspects already following the community protest when it started, and this should also serve as a warning that police will not hesitate to deal with criminals.”

He said the police would declare zero tolerance on any person who contravenes the National Road Traffic Act. “Drivers should be on high alert, local communities should also not loiter on the road, and no burning of tyres, stones and barricades will be tolerated. Any person seen to be making such illegal attempts will face the full might of the law.”

Zwane said the police would carry out a number of various visible operations prior to and during the event. “All security forces will be on the ground and that includes crime intelligence driven operations. We urge everyone to cooperate with law enforcement officials such as provincial and municipal traffic, Home Affairs, SA Revenue Services, private security and many others, particularly at roadblocks as well as at the stop and search operations. This is done to ensure the safety and security of all inhabitants of the republic.”

Celeb goodie bags worth R3 million

The celebrity goodie bags are sure to be almost as sought after as the SAMA trophies themselves as they are worth R3 million.

These exclusive goodie bags will be handed out to the onstage presenters and live performers at the awards, taking place at Sun City on Sunday, 19 April 2015.

Each goodie bag will include:

  • Swish designer gear and luxury lifestyle products
  • Twisp e-cigarette
  • Ray-Ban sunglasses
  • A Converse watch
  • Miglio Designer Jewellery (Swarovski crystal earrings for the women and a bracelet for the men)
  • John Craig wallet
  • Funky socks from Toe Porn
  • Hoodies from Le Coq Sportif
  • T-shirts from Cipo & Baxx
  • Pamela Mann leggings
  • Rocka earphones and terrific caps
  • H2O intense strengthening hair treatments
  • Comfidern scalp oil from Mizani
  • Mia Rose perfume
  • Body Essence tissue oil from Avroy Shlain
  • Candi & Co hair styling vouchers
  • Moroccan Oil gift sets
  • Iman make-up products
  • Soho neck, shoulder massages and nail treatments
  • Nimue sunscreen, lipcare and aftershave products
  • Sweets from Sweet & Soda
  • McNabs natural energy products
  • Energy drinks from Tap Out Energy
  • not forgetting the lunch bags provided by SABC1

That sure is a goodie bag of note and hopefully the celebrities who will get it will distribute the goods accordingly.

Catch HHP on stage at the XXI Annual South African Music Awards on Sunday, 19 April 2015, broadcast live from the Sun City Superbowl on SABC1 from 20h00.

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