Thembisa Mdoda with her award.

History was made this weekend and the people have spoken – over 1 million to be exact.

The inaugural DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards took place this weekend on Saturday 26 August. With 10 categories and 50 nominees, the votes were cast and the winners announced. From entertainment to sport, it was a glamorous night to celebrate those doing exceptionally well in their fields. 

If you've missed out on the opportunity to watch these awards live don't stress just watch them anytime anywhere on DStv Now. The will also be a repeat on Thursday 31 August at 21:30 on Mzansi Magic. 

Held at the Sandton International Convention Centre, the red carpet didn’t disappoint as celebrities stepped out in style for the glittering gala evening. Comedians, sports personalities, entertainment veterans and favourite famous faces converged for a celebration of the stars.

Bonang Matheba hosted the evening as MC with incredible talent and elegant style. The stage was a laser and cultural print experience of magnitude. Special appearances included Cassper Nyovest, Dj Cleo, Winnie Khumalo, Busiswa and more!


Legendary jazz musician, Hugh Masekela, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award handed to him by M-Net CEO, Yolisa Phahle.

The coveted Ultimate Viewers’ Choice Award went to Thembisa Mdoda who also took home the Favourite Presenter award.


The awards show did more than honour the who’s who in entertainment. Anna Dithane wallked away with R50 000 after being named the 1Life Life Changer for uplifting her community, proudly presented by 1Life Direct. Another R50 000 went to Eugene Dithane, who nominated his mother in the category.

Viewers who voted had a chance to win a brand new Kia Picanto worth R150 000 where one lucky winner was randomly selected. Another lucky voter was delighted to win a R100 000 Vodacom World Shopping Experience after predicting the Song of the Year.

The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards was broadcast live to million's of households across the country on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161). Social media offered a second screen experience with celebrities and fans alike posting from both the event and at home, in awe of the event. Being a Mzansi Magic viewer is definitely rewarding!  β€‹

See the full list of DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards winners below:

Song of The Year: Prince Kaybee – Charlotte

TV Presenter: Thembisa Mdoda

Comedian: Summary

Rising Star: Sjava

Radio Personality: B2cada

Actor: Themba Ndaba

Actress: Vatiswa Ndara

Music Artist or Group: Kwesta

DJ: Black Coffee

Sports Personality: Caster Semenya

Ultimate Viewers’ Choice: Thembisa Mdoda

For more exciting entertainment offerings keep watching Mzansi Magic on DStv Channel 161.