Mzansi Magic wins big at the SAFTAs

24 March 2015
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Three of Mzansi Magic’s flagship shows made a clean sweep at the 10th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), this weekend. The awards were held over two days (Friday and Sunday) 20 and 22 March, 2015 at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg.

After scoring an impressive 10 nominations, Isibaya collected seven gongs, including the hotly contested ‘Best Soap’ award at the show, hosted in honour of the cream of the television crop.

Isibaya wins:
Best Wardrobe
Best Art direction
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Scriptwriting
Best Directing
Best Soap

Many of the soap's stars showed up in their numbers and walked the red carpet on both nights and as can be expected, their SAFTA fashion was stunning.

Celeste Ntuli (Siphokazi on Isibaya)

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Mampho Brescia (Iris on Isibaya)
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Cast and crew members celebrate Isibaya's seven awards
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Other shows that hoisted the Mzansi Magic flag high are Clash Of the Choirs SA and Rockville. Clash of the Choirs SA won the ‘Best International Format Show’ award, while Rockville’s Brenda Ngxoli won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award for her role as Gladys.

Clash of the Choirs SA presenter Bonang Matheba
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For the best in award-winning local programming, keep watching Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161)