Best looks at the Saftas

South African celebrities did not disappoint at the South African Television Awards held on Saturday, as they brought their A-game to the red carpet

Last night celebrities came out in their numbers to acknowledge achievements in the local film and TV industry over the past year, at the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) which was held at Sun City. And as expected, the stars were out to shine on the red carpet.

One of the most notable awards of the night was for Most Popular TV Soap, which went to Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya. The Mdoda sisters, Anele and Thembisa, also left with Golden Horns: Thembisa won the award for Best Presenter, while Anele took home the award for Best Talk Show for Real Talk with Anele (SABC3). Skeem Saam actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the industry, and actor Warren Masemola, who was awarded Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama, got a standing ovation. He was also mentioned as one of the most deserving actors to be awarded on Saturday night.

Here are our favourite looks from this year’s Saftas.

Top Billing presenter and Metro FM DJ Bonang Matheba.

Isibaya actress Jessica Nkosi.

Isidingo actress Nolly Meje.


Actress and Our Perfect Wedding presenter Thembisa Mdoda.


Actress KB Motsilanyane.


TV presenter Lorna Maseko.


Lockdown actress Zola Nombona.


Isidingo and Muvhango actress Makgotso M.

Generations: The legacy actress Thando Thabethe


Here is the list of the winners:

Best Talk Show
Real Talk with Anele

Best TV Presenter
Thembisa Mdoda
Best Supporting Actress – TV Drama
Jana Cilliers

Best TV Comedy
Puppet Nation ZANews

Best Actress – TV Comedy
Chantal Herman

Best Actor – TV Comedy
James Borthwick

Best Supporting Actress – TV Comedy
Sylvaine Strike

Best Supporting Actor – TV Comedy
Reabetswe Rangaka

Best Achievement in Directing – TV Comedy
Alex Fynn and Johan Vermaak, Puppet Nation ZANews


Best Actor – Feature Film
Dann-Jaques Mouton

Best Actress – Feature Film
Shoki Mokgape

Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film
Abdurahgmaan Adams

Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film
Hlubi Mboya

Best Achievement in Directing – Feature Film
Oliver Schmitz

Best Feature Film

Best Documentary Feature
Nobody’s Died Laughing

Best Student Film 
Finding Freedom

Best Short Film
The Suit

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Junaid Ahmed
Lydia Mokgokoloshi

Youth Achiever Award recipient
Thapelo Mokoena

Images: Instagram