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The River Once Again Shines At The SAFTAs15

24 May 2021
The River cast and crew puts in the work and all their talents were celebrated this past weekend!
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It was a night to remember as The River once again went into this year’s SAFTAs guns blazing. They went in with 12 nominations and came out with an incredible six awards in some big categories including Best Achievement in Scriptwriting, Best Actress Telenovela, Best Achievement in Editing and more.

For the second year in a row, the talented Sindi Dlathu came out on top and walked away with the grand Best Actress in a Telenovela award, much to the audience’s approval. Many people were rooting for her to win again this year as they believed if it wasn’t her, they simply couldn’t see who else could win.


Another big win for The River was Meshack Mavuso Magabane winning the Best Supporting Actor in a Telenovela award for his role as “Nsizwa” which touched so many people’s hearts and left the audience in awe of his talent. This was also a no brainer for many.


Tshedza Pictures keeps leaving the audience in awe of the talent that they bring to their screens all the time and they were deservedly celebrated!


Below is a list of all the awards The River walked away with:


Best Actress – Telenovela: Sindi Dlathu (Lindiwe - The River) | 1Magic

Best Supporting Actor – Telenovela: Meshack Mavuso Magabane (Nsizwa - The River) | 1Magic 

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – Telenovela: The River (Gwydion Beynon and Phathutshedzo Makwarela) | On 1Magic

Best Achievement In Original Music/Score – Telenovela: The River (Brendan Jury) | 1Magic 

Best Achievement in Editing – Telenovela: The River (Bongi Malefo, Edgar Sibaya, Sphiwe Nhlumayo & Ula Oelsen) | 1Magic

Best Achievement in Sound - TV Soap/Telenovela: The River (Ben Oelsen & Tladi Mabuya) | 1Magic 



Another huge congratulations to the cast and crew of The River and a huge thank you to all of the viewers!