The ANC's gala dinner was attended by the cream of the crop, and the table prices reflected this. Those who wanted to sit with Deputy President David Mabuza had to cough up R500 000. Anyone wanting to dine with the president would've negotiated their price.
If ordinary South African citizens were hoping to dine with the ANC leadership at their gala dinner, they would have been disappointed to know they likely wouldn't have been able to afford the honour.
A single seat at any table would have cost R5 000, according to journalist Quaanitah Hunter, as reported by The Citizen.
Hunter shared a price list that she says is genuine and according to it, there were packages that guests could buy which ranged from R50 000 to R500 000, or more if you wanted to negotiate for a Titanium Package.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Nickel Package cost R50 000 and would get the buyer a table of 10.
The Bronze Package, at R100 000, also got you a table of 10, but with 2 seats allocated to ANC Deputy Minister or MEC and “another distinguished guest”.
The Silver Package would cost R150 000 and also got a table of 10 with 2 seats allocated to a Premier and “another distinguished guest”.
The Golden Package would see the 'sponsor' cough up R250 000 for a table of 10 with 2 seats allocated to "distinguished guests” and 2 seats at a table hosted by an ANC Top Six 6 official.
The Platinum package would have you paying R500 000 and gave the opportunity to dine at the table of Deputy President David Mabuza.
The Titanium Package didn't have a set price and was negotiated, but was nothing less than half a mil.
This package got the buyer a seat at the Presidential Table, a table of 10 and 2 seats allocated to "distinguished guests”.
This was certainly a pricey dinner.
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