Archive: Issue No. 74, October 2003

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Cape Town Festival appoints new CEO

Yusuf Ganief has been appointed the new CEO of the Cape Town Festival. "The Cape Town Festival is one of the most exciting arts event that Cape Town," commented Ganief following his appointment. "It's structure and philosophies have a solid community base and the spirit of the event has yet to be explored. I am excited about taking this event forward and with a strong organizing team and specific components feel confident that 2004 will be a turning point for the future of the Festival".

Ganief was general manager for the Association of Marketers and the Marketing Federation for two and a half years. During his tenure with the Association of Marketers and Statistics (Pty) Ltd his core deliverables were finance and HR Management, events management, sponsorship packaging and sales and corporate membership sales. He also served on the committees of the Loeries, Raptors, Assegais, and Tusk awards.

Under his guidance the 2004 Festival will have as its theme ten years of democracy. Partnered with the City of Cape Town, the Festival endorses the City's philosophies of bringing the communities back into the City. While targeted at the family market, fringe exhibits and related events always make the Festival a highlight of the autumn arts calendar.