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5 Sep

SAFTAS Honour Industry Greats

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Legendary actress Connie Chuime was honoured over the weekend at the South African Film and Television Awards.

The awards that were hosted by comedian Mpho Popps and radio presenter Khutso Theledi presented the seasoned actress with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in the creative space joining the illustrious list of previous Lifetime Achievers including the likes Thoko Ntshiga, Thembi Mtshali and Lydia Mokgokoloshi.. 

Serenaded by the likes of Zoe Modiga, Samthing Soweto and Langa Mavuso the awards kicked off nicely and leading the pack at this year’s awards is the MultiChoice Group (MCG) which scooped a total of 54 awards and these wins boasted a mixed bag across various categories such as “Best TV Soap” for kykNET’s Suidooster, “Best Telenovela” for Mzansi Magic’s DiepCity, “Best Achievement In Directing – TV Soap” for Binnelanders and “Best Achievement In Scriptwriting – Telenovela” for Legacy.

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While streaming giant took home  17 awards from shows such as Tali’s Baby Diary, the much-loved popular telenovela, The Wife and TV Drama, DAM to name a few. 

The public’s favourite on-screen brothers from  Showmax’s The Wife, “Mqhele Zulu” and “Nqoba Zulu”, played by Bonko Khoza and Abdul Khoza won for “Best Actor in a Telenovela” and Best Supporting Actor in Telenovela” respectively.

Veteran actress Nthati Moshesh walked away with “Best Actress in a Telenovela” for her role as “Mother Mary” in Isono on BET Africa and the late, great  Shaleen Surtie Richards was  remembered for her role as nurse Muriel Foster, received the “Best Supporting Actress in a Telenovela” award for kykNET’s Arendsvlei.

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This year the public broadcaster recieved awards some of which were SABC 2’s hit reality show Taste Masters SA, winning ”Best Competition Reality Show”, while SABC 1’s The Braai Show with Cassper received “Best Variety Show” and seasoned actress, Manaka Ranaka was awarded, “Best Actress in a TV Soap for Generations: The Legacy” for her role as “Lucy”. 

S3’s acclaimed documentary Murder In Paris won the “Best Achievement in Sound Documentary”, while “Best Entertainment Programme” was scooped up by SABC 2’s Musiek Roulette.

New kid on the block House of Zwide did fairly well and won 4  at the Craft Awards and Scandal scooped the best supporting actor and actress roles in a TV Soap. 
E-TV overall won 11 awards where “Best Actor in a TV Soap” was scooped up by Thabo Malema for his portrayal of “Bohang” in Scandal.

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Meanwhile the much awaited TV presenter of the year award went to Thembisa Mdoda – Nxumalo for her stellar performance as the host of Old Mutual’s Amazing Voices and DiepCity was voted as the Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela.



Best Achievement in Sound, Documentary

Anthony Croft, Murder In Paris

Best Achievement in Editing, Documentary

Esther Badenhorst, I Am Here

Best Achievement in Cinematography, Documentary

Rick Joaquim, I Am Here

Best Achievement in Directing, Documentary

Khalid Shamis, The Colonel’s Stray Dogs

Best Documentary Short

Ulwandle – The Ocean

Best Made For TV Documentary


Best Documentary Feature

I Am Here

Best Natural History and Environmental Programme

Unholy Alliance

Youth Achiever Award

Lwazi Msipha

Best Children’s Programme

Siyaya – Come Wild With Us!

Best Educational Programme

Kick It

Best Factual Programme

Die Staat Teen

Best Competition Reality Show

The Taste Master SA

Best Structured Soapie Reality Show

The Unexpected – DJ Zinhle

Best Docu-Reality

Ghosted Africa: Love Gone Missing

Outstanding Person with Disability Contributor Award

Calvin Ratladi

Best Youth Programme

The Kingdom

Best Online Content

Politically Aweh
Best Lifestyle Programme

Die Broer Toer

Best Current Affairs Programme

Beitbridge Border Post

Best Student Film

Water Is Water

Best Made For TV Movie

Boxing Day

Best International Format

Family Feud South Africa

Best Entertainment Programme

Musiek Roulette

Best Variety Show

The Braai Show with Cassper

Best Achievement in Make-Up And Hairstyling, TV Comedy

Nthabiseng Senong, Nomagugu Makgopela & Thandeka Feliti, African Dreams

Best Achievement in Wardrobe, TV Comedy

Cassandra Rowland, G.I.L.

Best Achievement in Sound, TV Comedy

Simon Ratcliffe, How to Ruin Christmas

Best Achievement In Art Direction, TV Comedy

Beatrix Van Zyl, G.I.L.

Best Achievement in Editing, TV Comedy

Richard Starkey & Gordon Midgley, Tali’s Baby Diary

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting, TV Comedy

Rethabile Ramaphakela, Lwazi Mvusi, Thuso Sibisi, Sunni Faba, Salah Sabiti & KatlehoRamaphakela, How to Ruin Christmas

Best Achievement in Cinematography, TV Comedy

Fahema Hendricks, Troukoors

Best Achievement In Directing, TV Comedy

Ari Kruger & Daniel Zimbler, Tali’s Baby Diary

Outstanding Provincial Contributor Award

Nceba Mqolomba

Best Achievement in Make-Up & Hairstyling, TV Drama

Minke Swart, 4 Mure

Best Achievement in Wardrobe, TV Drama

Mariechen Vosloo, 4 Mure

Best Achievement in Sound, TV Drama

Joel ‘Juelz’ Mahlatjie, eHostela

Best Achievement in Original Music/Score, TV Drama

Zithulele Khwela, Umkhokha
Best Achievement in Art Direction, TV Drama

Sue Steele, Dam

Best Achievement in Editing, TV Drama

Regardt Botha, Markus Van Schalkwyk & Eva Du Preez, Nêrens Noordkaap

Best Achievement in Cinematography, TV Drama

Tom Marais, Reyka

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting, TV Drama

Rohan Dickson, Reyka

Best Achievement in Directing, TV Drama

Catharine Cooke & Zwelesizwe Ntuli, Reyka

Best Achievement in Make-Up & Hairstyling, TV Soap/Telenovela

Refentse Munyai, DiepCity

Best Achievement in Wardrobe, TV Soap/Telenovela

Beverly Mogorosi & Teddy Geldart, House of Zwide

Best Achievement In Sound, TV Soap/Telenovela

Tshepiso Matlou,Janno Muller,Jonty Everton,Thapelo Makhubo &Jeanre Greyling, House of Zwide

Best Achievement in Editing, TV Soap/Telenovela

LJ Rice,Sibongeleni Mabuyakhulu & Simphiwe Nhlumayo, House of Zwide

Best Achievement in Original Music/Score, Telenovela

Brendan Jury, The River

Emerging Filmmaker

Jordy Sank

Best Achievement in Cinematography, Telenovela

Ryan Lotter & Lekau Mamabolo, House of Zwide

Best Achievement in Art Direction, TV Soap/Telenovela

Noluthando Lobese, DiepCity

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting, Telenovela

Gwydion Beynon & Phathutshedzo Makwarela, Legacy

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting, TV Soap

Ameera Patel, Sanele Zulu, Grace Mahlaba, Thomas Hall, Myolisi Sikupela, NonhlanhlaSimelane, Omphile Molusi, Rosalind Butler; Teresca, Muishond, Themba Mahlangu &Kelly Robinson, Scandal!

Best Achievement in Directing, Telenovela

Mandla Ngcongwane, Manqoba Mathunjwa, Thandokazi Msumza & Mamohato Askew, DiepCity


Best Supporting Actress, TV Soap: Natasha Sutherland, Scandal!

Best Supporting Actor, TV Soap: Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha, Scandal

Best Supporting Actress, Telenovela: Shaleen Surtie Richards, Arendsvlei

Best Supporting Actor, Telenovela: Abdul Khoza, The Wife

Best Actress, TV Soap: Manaka Ranaka, Generations: The Legacy

Best Actor, TV Soap: Thabo Malema, Scandal!

Best Actress, Telenovela: Nthati Moshesh, Isono

Best Actor, Telenovela: Bonko Khoza, The Wife

Best TV Soap: Suidooster

Best Telenovela: DiepCity

Best Supporting Actress, TV Drama: Natasha Loring, Dam

Best Supporting Actor, TV Drama: Warren Masemola, Is’phindiselo

Best Actress, TV Drama: Kim Engelbrecht, Reyka

Best Actor, TV Drama: Thobani Dlomo Nzuza, eHostela

Best TV Drama: 4 Mure

Best Supporting Actress, TV Comedy: Kate Normington, Tali’s Baby Diary

Best Supporting Actor, TV Comedy: Frank Opperman, G.I.L.

Best Actress, TV Comedy: Julia Anastasopoulos, Tali’s Baby Diary

Best Actor, TV Comedy: Saint Seseli, How to Ruin Christmas

Best TV Comedy: Tali’s Baby Diary

Best Short Film: We are dying here

Best Supporting Actress, Feature Film: Nomvelo Makhanya, I Am All Girls

Best Supporting Actor, Feature Film

Tshamano Sebe, Angeliena

Best Actress, Feature Film

Hlubi Mboya-Arnold, I Am All Girls

Best Actor, Feature Film

Jafta Mamabolo, Freedom

Best Achievement in Directing, Feature Film

Amy Jephta, Barakat

Best Feature Film

I Am All Girls

Lifetime Achiever Award

Connie Chiume


Best TV Presenter

Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo – Old Mutual Amazing Voices

Most Popular TV Soap or Telenovela


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