EVENT companies around Nelson Mandela Bay believe this year's Splash Festival in Port Elizabeth is likely to be a massive flop.
With less than a month to go, the municipality is in a last-minute scramble to award a contract to organise the festival.
This, despite the municipality advertising the tender in January.
The festival – which has attracted thousands of people in the past – is one of the biggest events on the city's tourism calendar.
It takes place during the Easter weekend and the contract to manage the event is worth more than R2-million. But red tape and political infighting is stalling the decision.
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