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Saftas12: Winners take Golden Horn

BY 27.03.18
THE 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards took place on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at the Sun City Superbowl and was hosted by Thando Thabethe and Phat Joe.

Winners on the night walked away with the Golden Horn that has become synonymous with Saftas and symbolises circularity is a continuous reel of the past, present, future and endless creativity in South Africa.

“It is important to celebrate each and every person who plays a crucial role in the journey of creating the magic we see on our screens daily. Today’s winners are an integral part of translating South Africa’s golden stories into entertaining and thought-provoking conversation pieces. Congratulations to all the winners, we are extremely proud of the contribution you make to the South African film and television industry,” says National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) CEO, Zama Mkosi.

The Saftas 12 Night 2 Golden Horn winners


TV Comedy


Award Title Programme Title Institution/Practitioner
Best Student Film Hewn The Animation School
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Comedy Puppet Nation ZA Johann Vermaak
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Comedy Puppet Nation ZA Karen Jeynes, Tsitsi Chiumya, Sipumziwe Lucwaba and Angel Campey

Award Title Real Name Character Name Programme Title
Best Actress - TV Comedy Carine Rous Anna Elke Skewe Pot
Best Actor - TV Comedy Mandla Gaduka Solomon Gauteng Maboneng
Best Supporting Actress - TV Comedy Linda Sebezo Gogo Gauteng Maboneng
Best Supporting Actor – TV Comedy Schalk Bezuidenhout Danny Beyers Hotel

Award Title Programme Title Production House/Practitioner
Best TV Comedy Puppet Nation ZA Both Worlds

TV Soap/Telenovela


Award Title Programme Title Practitioner
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap/Telenovela Isibaya Phiwe Mkhanzi and Sthembiso Mathenjwa
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Soap/Telenovela Suidooster Colin Howard, Rosa Keet, Marcel Spaumer, Christine Truter, Ernst Bro?cker, Candice Johannes, Hadley Horne, Kobus Geldenhuys, Ilse Oppelt, Tinus van Antwerp, Henry Cloete, Amy Jephta, Johann Davis, Theltom Masimila, Tristram Atkins

Award Title Real Name Character Name Programme Title
Best Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela Jo-Anne Reyneke Thandi Broken Vows
Best Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela Hamilton Dhlamini Banzi Motaung Isithembiso
Best Supporting Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela Tarryn Lamb Kim Adams Suidooster
Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela Pallance Dladla Jabu Zungu Isibaya

Award Title Programme Title Production House
Best TV Soap Isibaya The Bomb Shelter
Best Telenovela High Rollers 3 Rous House
Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela Uzalo Stained Glass

TV Drama


Award Title Programme Title Practitioner
Best Achievement in Directing – TV iNumber Number Catharine Cooke,Rolie Nikiwe and Rea Rangaka
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Drama Lockdown Reabetswe Moeti and Mandla Ngcongwane

Award Title Real Name Character Name Programme Title
Best Actress – TV Drama Thuso Mbedu Winnie Is'thunzi
Best Actor – TV Drama Warren Masemola Ma Fred Tjovitjo
Best Supporting Actress – TV Drama Jana Cilliers Anna Die Boekklub 2
Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama Emmanuel Castis Chris Spencer Erfsondes 4

Award Title Programme Title Practitioner
Best TV Drama Tjovitjo Tjovitjo Films (PTY) LTD.

Talk Show Host/TV Presenter


Award Title Presenter Programme Title
Best Talk Show Host Pabi Moloi Trending SA
Best TV Presenter Lerato Kganyago Live Amp

Documentary Feature


Award Title Documentary Title Practitioner
Best Documentary Feature Skulls of my People Puo Pha Productions

Feature Films


Award Title Film Title Practitioner
Best Achievement in Directing – Feature Film Inxeba (The Wound) John Trengrove John Trengrove, Malusi Bengu and Thando Mgqolozana
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – Feature Film Inxeba (The Wound) John Trengrove, Malusi Bengu and Thando Mgqolozana

Award Title Real Name Character Name Film Title
Best Actress – Feature Film Crystal-Donna Roberts Krotoa Krotoa
Best Actor – Feature Film Nakhane Touré Xolani Inxeba (The Wound)
Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film Nomonde Mbusi Thobeka Sithole Vaya
Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film Bongile Mantsai Vija Inxeba (The Wound)

Award Title Film Title Production House
Best Feature Film Inxeba (The Wound) Urucu Media
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